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By Helen Epstein

Is the West in charge for failing Uganda?

In this robust tale of Uganda and its war-torn buddies in japanese and primary Africa, journalist Helen Epstein chronicles how America's naïve dealings with African strongmen and single-minded concentrate on the conflict on Terror have themselves turns into assets of terror, short-circuiting the ability Ugandans may possibly in a different way have over their very own destinies.

More than two decades in the past, Epstein set out for Uganda to paintings as a public overall healthiness advisor. The $20 billion in Western reduction poured into the rustic seeing that then has performed little to enhance the wellbeing and fitness of the Ugandan humans, whose premiums of poverty, illiteracy, and mortality stay staggeringly excessive. as a substitute, a lot of this cash has been used to shore up brutal and unsafe dictatorships within the zone. one other tremendous MESS bargains a brand new mind set in regards to the crises that experience ravaged Uganda, Rwanda, Congo, Sudan and Somalia and recommend the genuine middle of darkness lies now not in Africa, yet in Western facilities of strength.

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