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Joshua Goldstein

Joshua Goldstein is a 23 year old American writing about post-conflict development, IT for development and finding the best cycling route from Kampala to Cape Town. His blog is In An African Minute.

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Latest posts by Joshua Goldstein

26 April 2007

Sketches of Contradictions, Complexities, and Beauty of Life in Uganda

Here are some sketches that detail the contradictions, complexities and beauty of daily life in Uganda. In Apac, two women go in search of vegetarian food: Thus it began: the...

8 April 2007

Uganda: Blog Awards, Digital Activism and More

A historic moment in the Ugandan blogosphere occurred a few weeks ago as the winners of the 2006 Uganda Best of Blog awards were announced. Since February 2007, local bloggers...

22 March 2007

Uganda: Why didn't Ugandan bloggers write about the nation's biggest story?

The Ugandan blogosphere was silent on the country's biggest story over the last few weeks. On March 5th, the Ugandan judges and lawyers went on strike after presidential security agents...

4 March 2007

Uganda: The Last King of Scotland, Cessation of Hostilities Agreement Expires, and It is a Sin to Buy a Yellow Humvee

On Sunday Evening at the Kodak Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, an emotionally shaken Forrest Whitaker accepted an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in The...

26 February 2007

Uganda: Special Report on Best of Blogs

Last week, Uganda bloggers descended on Mateo's bar in Kampala for the second Uganda Bloggers Happy Hour. In addition to catching up with friends and discussing the main challenges facing...

10 February 2007

Ugandan Blogosphere: Juba Peace Talks and Best of Blogs

If the activity in January and early February is a sign of things to come, 2007 promises to be a banner year for relevancy, engagement and quality of content in...

22 January 2007

Uganda: Bloggers Gathering, Best of Blogs, Ugandan Mercenaries in Iraq And Recolonization of Africa

As manic as a beat poetry gathering in New York or a circumcision ceremony in eastern Uganda, last Thursday's Ugandan Blogger Happy Hour was a mirthful gathering of creativity and...

14 December 2006

Uganda's IT Scene and More

While only 0.6 percent of Uganda's population are internet users, there is increasing evidence that both Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capacity is increasing, and that it is increasing in...

29 November 2006

On Blogging Conflict Regions

Ethan Zuckerman, one of the founders of Global Voices, once said in an interview that to care about a far away place that gets little media attention requires empathy. Empathy...

10 November 2006

Uganda Update: peace talks, reconciliation, and a frustrated president

It's been an excellent week for big news and sharp writing in Uganda. The peace talks in Juba continue to dominate the agenda. Last week, a renewed ceasefire gave LRA...

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