It is common knowledge that Africa has borne the brunt of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. However, debate continues in many circles about whether multinational drug companies and their executives made decisions that hurt global efforts to fight the disease at its peak. Did the big pharma companies put profits over people in their early response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic?
In Fate of the Banished, Julius Ocwinyo, much like Cowley, examines the natural truth behind the church’s other dogma, one that bars priests from taking wives.
When the book first appeared in 1997, its critics were many and wild. There were calls from one bishop in Northern Uganda to have all the copies pulled out of the bookstores and torched. It was a disgrace, he argued.
With his new book, Idi Amin: Lion of Africa, Manzoor Moghal offers a reappraisal of Idi Amin’s time in office. While this is not an outright defence of Amin’s rule, it is, nonetheless, an attempt to recast the man, and offer a more positive narrative of his politics.
Published by Roka Publishers (EA) Limited, Odonga Otto’s Theories and the Practice of Democracy, A Parliamentarians Perspective is the latest of several books that have come out recently criticizing Uganda’s current president, Yoweri Museveni. And as one would expect from an opposing member of parliament, the book is accusatory and deeply critical of the policies of the Museveni regime.
Human Rights NGOs in East Africa: Political and Normative Tensions a book that came out in November 2010, is a collection of papers researched and empirically argued by East Africa’s most respected human rights campaigners and scholars: Joe Oloka Onyango, Makau Mutua, Willy Mutunga, Jacinta Muteshi, Muthoni Wanyeki, Sylvia Tamale, and Livingstone Ssewanyana.
Readers of “Ear to the Ground”, Charles Onyango-Obbo’s long running weekly column, which first appeared in The Monitor newspaper in 1994, will love Uganda’s Poorly Kept Secrets. Carrot on the stick!
Tall Grass, written by Father Jose Carlos Rodriguez Soto, and published in 2009 by Fountain Publishers, reveals the unreported side of the Northern Uganda conflict, through the eyes of this young Spanish priest who found himself at the center of the war
French philosopher Albert Camus once observed that we live in an absurd world, a world where we are lost of memories of the past and are uncertain of the Promised Land to come. Uganda has seen these times. Two books under the title Looking Back; one subtitled Tragedies of Ugandan Women and Children 1970-2000, and the other; Personal Memories of Uganda’s Troubled Past 1970-2000, narrate the unimaginable atrocities suffered by this country
Five years after the government of President Yoweri Museveni came to power, fighting broke out in Teso region in eastern Uganda, hitherto, one of the most peaceful regions of the country.
Edited by Florence Kuteesa, Emanuel Tumusiime Mutebile, Alan Whitworth, and Tim Williamson, Uganda’s Economic Reforms; Insider Accounts is a compilation of 16 papers written by “insiders” – the men and women, who were architects and implementers of Uganda’s reforms in the period after 1986.