Bits and pieces, this and that

Posted: January 15, 2008 in Blog

The Kenya situation, from a Ugandan perspective, has been in a bit of a holding pattern of late. There are still people coming over the border from Kenya, about 6,000 now. Uganda has said that if, in a few weeks, the refugees are not able to return safely, then semi-permanent camps will be built further away from the border for their protection. Given that such a move more or less accepts that the instability will drag on, it would be a sad move to be made on both sides.

Today, the World Food Programme is doing a food distribution for the refugees. It’s another reminder of how bizarre it is to contemplate Kenyan refugees being given aid in Uganda– it is a notion that would have seemed unthinkable only a few weeks ago.

Some people have been swinging by this site because it’s been listed in a few different places as being among the blogs tracking the situation in Kenya. There has been (and will be, hopefully) updates about the situation from the Uganda side of the border. But for a much more detailed take on Kenya, from inside Kenya, go to the Web site of a friend of mine, here.

I haven’t had a chance to complete a proper account of the Zanzibar trip, which will happen in due time. But in the meantime,here‘s a bit from one of my fellow friends on the trip, Brandon, who works in Zambia.

Otherwise all is well ’round these parts. A Canadian journalist friend, Katie, arrived Friday. We’ve been having a great time so far, and no my excitement from having her around doesn’t revolve entirely around the fact that she arrived in Uganda with a big bag of chocolate-covered almonds for me. Nope, not at all.

  1. katelewis says:

    The big question being… how many are left? And no, I’m not writing this from the internet cafe five minutes from the house. Nope, not at all.

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