GV Uganda: Government Quiet as Famine Takes Toll

My next piece is up at Global Voices:
As drought spreads throughout East Africa, more than three million Ugandans are at risk of starvation. According to a recent Oxfam report, the famine is the result of spectacular climate change in the region. Massive floods in 2007 ruined crops and eroded fields throughout northern and eastern Uganda. The current drought, which is also affecting neighboring Kenya, has worsened the food shortage and led to the current crisis. Hunger has claimed the lives of more than 40 people in the northern and eastern parts of the country, and bloggers fear more will die before the government takes notice.

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Bloggers Antipop, Eizzy, Kyomuhendo-Ateenyi and Josh are featured.

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"[...] and bloggers fear more will die before the government takes notice."

The news was known because the government took notice. The President was on TV last week, talking about this. The bloggers also had much (more) to say about that time the President was on TV.

By Blogger The 27th Comrade, at July 23, 2009 at 5:30 AM  

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