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Uganda
  

This 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 conflic... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780855984540
Barcode 9780855984540
Published 28 June 2001 by Inbooks
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
Author(s) By Leggett, Ian
Illustrated by Sayer, Geoff
Series Oxfam Country Profiles
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ISBN-13 9780855984540
ISBN-10 0855984546
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Inbooks
Imprint Oxfam Professional
Publication Date 28 June 2001
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Leggett, Ian
Illustrated by Sayer, Geoff
Series Oxfam Country Profiles
Category Area / Regional Studies
World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
African History
African history: from c 1900 -
Number of Pages 88
Dimensions Width: 188mm
Height: 246mm
Spine: 7mm
Weight 272g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Uganda - Politics and government - 1979-, Uganda - Social conditions - 1979-, Uganda - Economic conditions - 1979-
NBS Text History: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Adult education;Primary and secondary/elementary and high school;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 967.61044
Catalogue Code 193985

Description of this Book

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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review '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.

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Author's Bio

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.

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