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Outposts: God's Petri Dish

Sunday, May 25, 2008

I’m the sort of traveler that books the ticket but doesn’t really think about the upcoming trip until I set foot on the foreign soil. I realized, fairly early on, that my usual game plan wasn’t going to work in Uganda.

I had to morph into a boy scout ...

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Outposts: Hey “Boda Boda” watch out for that “Flying Coffin”.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

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In Kampala with a population of 2 million there is no government operated bus system. The city is trying to introduce buses but, at the moment, only possesses 7 of them. Think about that for a moment. – 7 buses for 2 million ...

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Outposts: Uganda is Radio Country

Friday, May 16, 2008

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Victoria in Kampala tries on Brian Lehrer Show T-shirt

I love radio, you know, really love it. You just don’t get the stories across quite as effectively in any other medium. I’m from Ireland, a place with an oral tradition where radio is ...

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Outposts: Who needs sound effects?

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

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So you're in your New York apartment and although it's 2am, the pipes are banging, the car alarm and fire truck insist on demonstrating their blaring acoustic capabilities on regular intervals, and maybe even a police helicopter, insistently hovering, in the wee hours ...

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Outposts: It's all there in black and white

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

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Click on the link and see if you can spot a certain producer, looking mighty determined to get President Museveni on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Outposts: Sign Language

Monday, May 12, 2008

When you visit a country that is new to you, or in this case, a continent that is new to me, there are often a few aspects that stand out. For me it was signs. Jere are a few of Uganda's signs of the times.

Exhibit A

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Outposts: Compounding Truth

Monday, May 12, 2008

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It’s the sort of stuff you read about in the news and see photos of on TV, so I’m not sure that I can reverse any desensitization that many of us feel when we see stories about HIV/AIDS, but this particular day changed ...

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Outposts: Mud Wrestling

Friday, May 09, 2008

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Quick video interlude on how to use the resources you've got, rather than the resources you wished you had, to paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld inappropriately.

I'm traveling with a group of editors and producers as part of the International Reporting Project and we ...

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Outposts: Men, cross your legs

Thursday, May 08, 2008

So if you read the previous post, you heard about the Rakai Health Sciences Program, a leader in HIV/ AIDS research that I visited yesterday. And you’ve probably heard about the ABC of HIV prevention: Abstinence, Be Faithful, and Consistently and Correctly use Condoms.

Condoms have been controversial ...

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Outposts: Slim Disease

Thursday, May 08, 2008

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It’s kind of difficult to describe the past 24 hours that included crossing the equator, visiting a unique AIDS research and patient facility, hearing some hair-raising stories about witch doctors and attempting to dance to Ugandan and Congolese reggae (no pictures please), but ...

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Outposts: De Nile

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

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Our guide Sam Nabaasa brought us to see the source of the Nile today. It's not every day you can say that. And you know what? There were no tourists. Apparently white-water rafting is much more popular as a tourist destination in Uganda. ...

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Outposts: The Writing on the Wall

Monday, May 05, 2008

We had a taste of Kampala today.
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One of the main roads is lined with store upon store selling wooden furniture, tables, chairs, beds and chests. One Ugandan scholar Aili Mari Tripp told me that when HIV/AIDS was at its peak in ...

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