Dina Esfandiary on Syria's chemical weapons, David Ignatius on an economic NATO, Ezra Klein on budget bickering, Amy Davidson on Bob Costas, and Nora Caplan-Bricker on Uganda.
We learned two things over the weekend, the first being that in the Kibaale District of Uganda, some people will steal your cell phone even if you're dying of Ebola. The second? That you shouldn't steal cell phones from Ebola patients.
Ebola is so terrifying and so deadly that an outbreak in Uganda, where the death toll hit 14 on Tuesday, has already started taking its toll on social graces and, in some instances, causing a panic.
Is there anything more terrifying (to a guy, at least) than a pack of determined males trying to cut off part of your penis? In the southern Ugandan town of Mbale, where a non-coercive circumcision campaign aimed at reducing HIV transmission has metastatized into forced circumcisions, that nightmare scenario is a reality.
Invisible Children, the group behind the viral video phenomenon Kony 2012, has been vilified for its "white savior complex," evangelical donor base, financial record, particularly $1 million on travel expenses, over-simplified message and hipster do-nothing-ism.
The Uganda army has managed to track down and arrest a "big fish" in the Lord's Resistance Army, who is an ally to their controversial leader, Joseph Kony.
A few months before Invisible Children released Kony 2012, the U.S. sent about 100 troops to Central Africa to help hunt Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army, and while the video's impact is debatable, it's certainly helping to keep those soldiers on the job.
Ugandan official are putting together a military force to capture warlord Joseph Kony, but they would really like to stop hearing about "Kony 2012" from Westerners.
From the $2 million Oprah Donation to why Invisible Children, the filmmakers behind the campaign, supports the corrupt Ugandan Army, there are a few things you need to know before you donate to very viral Stop Kony campaign.
Obama ordered combat troops to deal with a group called the Lord's Resistance Army
Weeks-long protests over food and fuel prices have reached the capital of Kampala
But reported failed attempt from last week shows that might not be possible
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