Tag Archives: Africa

Can development happen without local community involvement?

  Earlier this week I had to write an article for a magazine about the work of the Charity Let Them Help Themselves Out Of Poverty in Ruhanga SW Uganda. I was thrown back to that August day in 2008 … Continue reading

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Dave calls an Olympic Food Summit

As the London Olympics come to a close David Cameron the UK’s Prime Minister has summoned World Leaders, International NGO’s and such like to a summit to discuss global hunger.   The lack of food is a topic I return … Continue reading

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Ugandans act for Ugandan victims of landslides

Please help us help them by making a donation at   A few days ago I became aware of an effort by Ugandan youth who are mobilising fellow Ugandans to aid the victims of the mudslides in Bududa NE Uganda … Continue reading

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Should africa worry about the Euro crisis?

  You have probably by now heard about the crisis in the European Community specifically the Euro  zone. If you haven’t the basics of it are some of the economies of the Euro zone these are the countries that use … Continue reading

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The women who survived #Kony’s war

It is International Women’s Day today and as usual I am in a reflective mood, precisely that what does this all mean for women in Africa. In my first post on IWD over at Africa on the Blog I ask … Continue reading

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Ugandan and American girls party via twitter

The year has barely got under way and in my world this promises to be the biggest Social Media story of the year. I was back in Uganda last month for the Villages in Action conference. This is where the … Continue reading

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In conversation with business Women at #VIA12

In the first post of this year I wrote about my desire to hear more authentic stories from Africa and it would appear I am not alone. Over at Africa on the blog a question what put to readers about … Continue reading

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Villages in Action – I would like to hear more of these conversations

Happy New Year folk. How are you getting on with your New year’s resolutions so far? I know this is an odd question but what exactly are New year’s resolutions? Are they goals or aspirations? I recently stumbled across an … Continue reading

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Mountain Gorilla Organization Coffee Estate Association- Kisoro SW Uganda

Back in June I met up with Henry Ngabirano the Director of the Uganda Coffee Development Agency in Kampala. Henry asked me what I could to do help increase the income of coffee farmers in Uganda and whether I would … Continue reading

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Women’s Rights in Kisoro SW Uganda

Kisoro SW Uganda has been named by both National Geographic amongst the  top 10 (ten)places to visit in 2012. With its rolling hills and magical landscape Kisoro is breath taking. It is  home of the might Mountain Gorillas  and  one … Continue reading

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