GV Uganda: President's wife appointed to cabinet

My next piece is up at Global Voices:
February's cabinet reshuffle has Ugandan bloggers making 2011 election predictions.

Among the new appointments President Yoweri Museveni made was the posting of his wife Janet as state minister for Karamoja, a region in northeastern Uganda that has been plagued by conflict and extreme poverty for decades.

While some bloggers think the high-profile appointment could bring much-needed attention to the region, others are more skeptical.

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Mamdani vs. Prendergast

Tonight Mahmood Mamdani and John Prendergast will fight to the death share a civil debate on the situation in Darfur, an event I'm hoping will end in hair-pulling and the shouting of epithets. I'll be tweeting from the debate, and you can follow along below.

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