Lucius Fox

Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Enterprises

doctorswithoutborders:

Photo: An MSF staff member prepares to see Ebola patients at Kagadi hospital. Uganda 2012 © Agus Morales

MSF Concludes Emergency Ebola Response in Uganda

When an Ebola outbreak was declared in Uganda, we responded by setting up a treatment center, implementing measures to prevent the disease from spreading, and training Ugandan health staff on caring for patients while minimizing the risks of contagion. The Ebola epidemic now appears to have been successfully contained.

Posted at 6:34pm and tagged with: Uganda, Jamhuri ya Uganda, Republic of Uganda, Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF, Doctors Without Borders, Ebola, Ebola hemorrhagic fever, EHF, Medicine, Epidemiology, Humanitarian Crisises,.

doctorswithoutborders:

Photo: An MSF staff member prepares to see Ebola patients at Kagadi hospital. Uganda 2012 © Agus Morales
MSF Concludes Emergency Ebola Response in Uganda
When an Ebola outbreak was declared in Uganda, we responded by setting up a treatment center, implementing measures to prevent the disease from spreading, and training Ugandan health staff on caring for patients while minimizing the risks of contagion. The Ebola epidemic now appears to have been successfully contained.

crisisgroup:

AFP: Museveni rule fueling discontent: think-tank

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s growing reliance on a trusted inner circle and his suppression of opposition is fuelling widespread resentment and could lead to violent conflict, the ICG said Thursday.

The Brussels-based International Crisis Group warned that the recent discovery of oil and Museveni’s increasingly personalised — and coercive — style of rule after 26 years in power could see Uganda return to the violence witnessed under previous rulers such as Idi Amin.

“Unless he changes course, however, tension will grow. Considering Uganda’s violent past, conflict might then become more deadly,” Comfort Ero, Crisis Group’s Africa Program Director, said in statement.

FULL ARTICLE (AFP)

Photo: Martin H./Wikimedia Commons

Posted at 2:37pm and tagged with: News, Politics, Uganda, Museveni, Republic of Uganda, Jamhuri ya Uganda, Africa, EMEA,.

crisisgroup:

AFP: Museveni rule fueling discontent: think-tank
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s growing reliance on a trusted inner circle and his suppression of opposition is fuelling widespread resentment and could lead to violent conflict, the ICG said Thursday.
The Brussels-based International Crisis Group warned that the recent discovery of oil and Museveni’s increasingly personalised — and coercive — style of rule after 26 years in power could see Uganda return to the violence witnessed under previous rulers such as Idi Amin.
“Unless he changes course, however, tension will grow. Considering Uganda’s violent past, conflict might then become more deadly,” Comfort Ero, Crisis Group’s Africa Program Director, said in statement.
FULL ARTICLE (AFP)
Photo: Martin H./Wikimedia Commons

If you watched the viral KONY 2012 documentary, it should come as no surprise that there are more people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in northern Uganda than anywhere else in the world.

One organization, THARCE-Gulu, is offering non-medical integrative therapy, notably filmmaking and computer education, to victims of Joseph Kony in northern Uganda.

Posted at 1:30pm and tagged with: KONY 2012, Joseph Kony, Uganda, Republic of Uganda, Jamhuri ya Uganda, THARCE-Gulu, PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Non-Medical Integrative Therapy, Therapy, drhfquinzel, drwhitehall, Technology,.

The KONY 2012 campaign, launched by the non-profit Invisible Children to stop Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, became an international sensation last week with its viral video, which has since become the most viral video in history, according to one researcher. In response to criticism that has surfaced against Invisible Children in light of the campaign, Invisible Children CEO Ben Keesey has released a videospecifically addressing concerns that the organization is promoting “slacktivisim” and has corrupt financial practices.

Posted at 1:43pm and tagged with: Invisble Children, Joseph Kony, KONY 2012, Charity, Human Rights, Uganda, Activism, Slacktivism, Jamhuri ya Uganda, Republic of Uganda, Republic of the Sudan, DRC, République démocratique du Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, جمهورية السودان, Jumhūrīyat as-Sūdān,.

March 13th 2012

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good:

Joseph Kony and the Moral Ambiguity of the Modern World

The backlash against the backlash against the backlash. The film everyone’s talking about reminds us that hardly anything is black and white anymore.

Who is a person interested in making the world better supposed to believe: the do-gooders, or the naysayers attempting to do good by exposing the do-gooders as frauds? It’s a difficult question, not to mention an increasingly relevant one. Kony 2012 and the dialogue it’s created can symbolize a variety of different things, from neo-colonialism to the power of social media. But in their immediate wake, what they seem to most starkly represent is the dizzying moral ambiguity of the modern world, and the frustration to which that ambiguity can lead.

Read about it on GOOD 

Posted at 2:36pm and tagged with: Media, Africa, KONY 2012, Invisible Children, Charity, New Media, Joseph Kony, Uganda, Jamhuri ya Uganda, Republic of Uganda, DRC, Democratic Republic of Congo, République démocratique du Congo, Republic of the Sudan, جمهورية السودان, Jumhūrīyat as-Sūdān,.

good:

Joseph Kony and the Moral Ambiguity of the Modern World
The backlash against the backlash against the backlash. The film everyone’s talking about reminds us that hardly anything is black and white anymore.

Who is a person interested in making the world better supposed to believe: the do-gooders, or the naysayers attempting to do good by exposing the do-gooders as frauds? It’s a difficult question, not to mention an increasingly relevant one. Kony 2012 and the dialogue it’s created can symbolize a variety of different things, from neo-colonialism to the power of social media. But in their immediate wake, what they seem to most starkly represent is the dizzying moral ambiguity of the modern world, and the frustration to which that ambiguity can lead.

Read about it on GOOD→ 

pulitzercenter:

One Voice, One Thousand Children — A former child soldier tells how he was abducted and conscripted into Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army.

Posted at 2:35pm and tagged with: Joseph Kony, KONY 2012, Uganda, Republic of Uganda, Jamhuri ya Uganda, Human Rights, LRA, Lord's Resistance Army,.

neil-gaiman:

Excellent links and information:

captainjhwatson:

Since Uganda is getting a lot of interest on the internet right now, I figured it was important to try to present an alternative source of information. Invisible Children is, as many already know, a highly problematic organization, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying to help. Here are some other sources of information, statistics, and ways to donate/help.

(Source: michael-corleone)

Posted at 10:37am and tagged with: Uganda, Africa, KONY 2012, Joseph Kony, LRA, Lord's Resistance Army, Human Rights, Humanitarian Crisises, Republic of Uganda, Jamhuri ya Uganda,.

neil-gaiman:

Excellent links and information:
captainjhwatson:

Since Uganda is getting a lot of interest on the internet right now, I figured it was important to try to present an alternative source of information. Invisible Children is, as many already know, a highly problematic organization, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying to help. Here are some other sources of information, statistics, and ways to donate/help.
American Progress’s 2007 report, “What to Do About Joseph Kony”
Amnesty International’s 2011 report on Uganda
Global Security’s page on the Lord’s Resistance Army
Washington Post, “A Child’s Hell in the Lord’s Resistance Army,” May 2006.
HRW: “Protect civilians from LRA abuses,” May 2011
AllAfrica.com, “Amnesty International wants Kony arrested,” May 2010
AI’s Uganda Portal
Human Rights Watch’s Uganda portal
Democracy Now!’s Uganda portal
KONY, JOSEPH

LEGAL STATUS

Present family name: KONY
Forname: JOSEPH
Sex: Male
Place of birth: ODEK / OMORO / GULU , Uganda
Language spoken: Acoli, English, Arabic
Nationality: Uganda

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

Height: 1.8 meter
Colour of hair: Black
Colour of eyes: Dark brown

OFFENCES

Categories of Offences: War crime, Kidnapping, Life and health, Life and health, Hooliganism/vandalism/damage, Crimes against humanity, War crime, Crimes against humanity
Wanted by: ICC (international criminal court), THE HAGUE

PHOTOS

  

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Posted at 1:30pm and tagged with: Joseph Kony, War Crimes, Kidnapping, Life and Health, Hooliganism/vandalism/damage, Crimes Against Humanity, ICC, International Criminal Court, The Hauge, Interpol, Lord's Resistance Army, LRA, Uganda, Terrorism, Republic of Uganda, Africa, Jamhuri ya Uganda, KONY 2012,.