Africa Rising?

The notion of “Africa rising” is understandably alluring. The vision of hundreds of millions of Africans striding into the middle class, mobile phones in hand, is certainly a refreshing antidote to endless images of death and deprivation. But while there is no denying that economies are growing rapidly across the continent, this feel-good narrative risks …

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How US evangelicals are shaping development in Uganda

US EVANGELICAL GROUPS ARE INCREASINGLY SHAPING UGANDA’S DEVELOPMENT POLICIES TO SUIT THEIR RELGIOUS AGENDA. There has been widespread criticism of the role that US evangelical groups had in influencing Uganda’s recent draconian anti-gay legislation, But what is less known is how foreign faith-based, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are shaping many aspects of my country’s development to …

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