February 25, 2014

Uganda's Stubborn Autocrat

Murithi Mutiga, New York Times

The Associated Press

Uganda is a poor country with a per-capita income of only $598 in 2012, according to the United Nations. A functional government in such circumstances would have sought to speed up the process of commercial production of the substantial oil reserves discovered in the country in 2006, which the World Bank estimates have the potential of accounting for 10 to 25 percent of gross domestic product.

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TAGGED: Uganda, Africa, Yoweri Museveni, Gay Rights


February 25, 2014
Deadly Intolerance in Uganda
The Economist
If Uganda's president, Yoweri Museveni, felt any qualms about signing Africa's most draconian anti-gay legislation on February 24th, he did not show them. The law introduces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment for those... more ››
February 12, 2014
Gay Rights Activists Play into Putin's Hands
Robert Zubrin, NRO
Russia doesn’t need gay-rights parades. Russia needs a Magna Carta. It needs limited government, separation or powers, and the rule of law. It needs freedom of speech and the right to a fair trial, which means trial by a... more ››
February 22, 2014
A Criminal Network You've Never Heard Of
Damon Tabor, Men's Journal
Inside one of the world's largest, most shadowy criminal trafficking networks – from the jungles of Cameroon to the black-market bazaars of Beijing. more ››
February 23, 2014
In Africa, Agony and Ivory
Margaret Wente, Globe and Mail
The first elephant I saw in Africa was dead. He had probably been wounded by poachers outside the park, then come into the park to die. His giant carcass was covered by vultures, having their fill. It’s estimated an... more ››
February 21, 2014
Mugabe Parties as Zimbabwe Struggles
The National
For all the negative reactions provoked by Robert Mugabe, the long-serving Zimbabwean president, few could begrudge acknowledging his skills as one of the world’s great political survivors. He will celebrate turning 90... more ››