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||Uganda - Politics and government - 1979-, Uganda - Social conditions - 1979-, Uganda - Economic conditions - 1979-
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Once known as The Pearl of Africa , Uganda has, over the last 50 years, suffered the notoriety of rule by dictator Idi Amin, of economic collapse and of systematic human rights abuses. Yet today, Uganda is widely viewed as an inspirational economic success story, and as a symbol of a more vibrant, successful Africa. This country profile provides a concise account of Uganda's historical and political background and traces the growth of modern Uganda, where pioneering and imaginative responses to poverty and political pluralism are contrasted with the devastating effects of continuing internal conflicts. Throughout the book, Ugandan people speak for themselves on such issues as dealing with conflict; the effects of the universal primary education program; and innovative projects to combat HIV and AIDS.
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||'Country briefs are usually full of useful statistics and not much else ... This series is an exception. Its context is the issues that affect the poor, and, since the poor are the majority in developing countries, the overviews it offers are particularly relevant.' New Scientist.
Ian Leggett was responsible for Oxfam's programme in East Africa since 1986, and was until 1999 the Oxfam Regional Manager for East and Central Africa. Geoff Sayer is an Oxfam writer and photographer who has travelled extensively in East Africa, and took most of the photographs in this book.