All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Uganda’

Eliza Dushku and Rick Fox Have Split

Eliza Dushku has ended her five-year relationship with boyfriend Rick Fox, a retired NBA player, and moved back to her hometown of Boston. “Rick’s an LA guy and I’m a Boston girl,” Dushku said of the split. “I missed my town and I missed my family.” Dushku has purchased a condo near her childhood home in Watertown. Regarding the fact …

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Comedian Petitions Obama to Formally Label Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni a ‘Ding-Dong-Boob-Poopy’

Comedian Eugene Mirman has pretty solid proposal for how President Obama should handle Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. He should publicly call him a “ding-dong-boob-poopy.” Oh yeah, and then he should spend a little bit of time trying to convince the controversial leader to off himself. It’s all right there in an official petition on the White House’s We The People …

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Yoweri Museveni, President Of Uganda, Signs Harsh Anti-Gay Bill

As the support for the gay community is continually rising in the United States, things just seem to get worse for the people of Uganda. The president has been criticized for his anti-gay actions in the past, and continues to make it worse for gay people in his country. Despite the fact that there had been protests from multiple human …

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Google’s Project Link To Bring Fiber Internet To Uganda

Africa has the potential to be the next great epicenter of economic development. It just needs a push in the right direction, and Google’s latest project may just be the push it needs. On Wednesday evening, Google announced Project Link – a new initiative that will see Google bringing Fiber-backed Internet to developing areas in Africa. At the start, it …

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Biologist Discovers New Species of Tick… Up Nose

ScienceDaily reported that American biologist Tony Goldberg regularly travels to Kibale National Park in western Uganda to watch how infectious diseases travel throughout the wilds, but something he did not anticipate was finding an undiscovered species of tick up his nose. A Wisconsin native and familiar with his local tick population, he’d never heard of anyone having a tick in …

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Uganda Independence Celebrated With Google Doodle

Today officially marks 50 years of independence in Uganda, and Google is celebrating the occasion with a doodle in the country, visible at Google.co.ug. The country’s early independence from British rule began in 1962, though this gave way to rule under various dictators, beginning with Idi Amin, who would become the third President of Uganda. Uganda has received more media …

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Ebola Outbreak In Uganda Leaves 14 People Dead

Ebola, a deadly virus which is highly contagious and is spread through physical contact with body fluids, has shown up in Uganda. What’s scaring doctors is that victims aren’t exhibiting all the usual symptoms, so the disease wasn’t initially detected for what it was. Normally, Ebola patients suffer from vomiting, diarrhea, red eyes, rashes, and bleeding from orifices, among other …

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Kony 2012 Screening In Uganda Elicits Strong Criticism

Unless you’ve been under one mighty huge rock lately, the words Kony 2012 probably engender some sort of feeling deep inside you. Whether it’s disgust at the actions of Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, or skepticism about the movement’s tactics and concerns about “slacktivism,” you probably have something to say on the topic. And people’s opinions have been shared, to an …

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Kony: Ugandan Says He’s Already Dead

The “Stop Kony” movement on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube has gotten a lot of traction lately. The Ugandan guerrilla leader, Joseph Kony, has become a household word since a viral video was released telling of his abuses and viciousness. John Vinson reported on it here on Wednesday. However, another video is going viral that was made in response to the …

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Stop Kony Movement Looks To Raise Awareness For ‘Invisible Children’ Charity

If you’ve never heard of Joseph Kony, then most likely you’ll never forget who he is if you’re on Twitter or keep up with the latest viral videos on YouTube/Vimeo. The video below is simply titled “KONY 2012″, and looks to raise awareness against Joseph Kony, the Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) who uses young children in his fight. The …

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