Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Kony and the Invisible children … March 12, 2012

Over the past week I have been inundated with posts of videos about the LRA leader Joseph Kony and the campaign to make him "famous".

First of all I get ticked off when I watch the video that he got the location of Uganda wrong. Uganda is in East Africa and NOT Central Africa.  Secondly, I feel its a little too late. Ugandans and people in northern Uganda specifically have for the first time in 20 odd years an opportunity to live normal lives, the IDP camps have been disbanded and people are getting back to their homes and salvaging as much as they can.

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Ugandans in … love online!!

ust last year if you'd said to me there would be a website dedicated in Luganda to people who are "searching" for love, actually that us is not particularly true … these people are looking for someone to marry … I'd probably have laughed out loud.

But I was on the Bukedde website and there it was … a space dedicated to abanoonya … people searching marriage partners. And it in vernacular no less!

Now if you come from London and other first world countries, where there is speed dating and internet dating and programs like "the Bachelor" and "take me out" … this sounds quite archaic.


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Sarah Greenwood’s Sherlock Holmes Exhibition

BAFTA-winning and three-time Oscar-nominated production designer Sarah Greenwood invite to step inside blockbuster movies Sherlock Holmes 1 and 2 was a thrill for me, I am after all a Sherlock Holmes die hard.

I realised just how little i understood about the making of movies and it was quite an eye opening experience.

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