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Mark Jordahl

I am a writer, naturalist, trip leader and educator living in Kampala, Uganda. I have a B.A. in Buddhist Studies and a Masters in Conservation Education, which really aren't as different as you might think. In addition to writing for Global Voices Online, I blog at Wild Thoughts from Uganda.

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Latest posts by Mark Jordahl

U.S. Embassy in Uganda Gets Social

The United States Embassy in Uganda is now active in the social media sphere, providing updates on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. In a speech launching the initiative, Ambassador Jerry Lanier...

Uganda: No Signs of Egypt-Style Uprising

The 2011 Presidential Elections in Uganda have concluded relatively peacefully, with rolling results being announced over the course of the weekend. The blogging community and, in fact, the entire country...

Uganda: Press Freedom Diminishing as Elections Near

Observers and media activists see a steady decline in press freedom in Uganda, particularly with the 2011 elections approaching. It seems that the reductions in freedoms may also ripple out...

Uganda: Online Guide to Presidential Elections 2011

Uganda's Presidential and Parliamentary Elections will be held on 18 February 2011. The leading candidates for the presidential race are the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni of the National Resistance Movement...

Uganda: War of words at David Kato's funeral puts spotlight on Anglican Church

Ugandan gay-rights advocate, David Kato, was slain on January 26, 2011. At David Kato's funeral the presiding Anglican minister ranted against homosexuality. The Anglican leadership in Uganda has been very...

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