Chapati in Pictures

Not only have I taken to trying many of Uganda's most popular foods, but I've now been exposed to the making of them! Partially because I just want to update the blog and partially because it's an easy, tasty food, this post will walk you through the chapati making experience here in Uganda. If you're …

Tulips and Pearls

Good morning! Well, it's morning in Uganda. I'm writing quite informally to introduce my next few weeks of work, all of which will be presented in some way, shape or form on this blog. In quick summary, I received funding from the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication this spring to participate in a …

No quick fix: Why the Mediterranean migrant crisis may not be curbed anytime soon

One might argue there is only one sure response to a humanitarian crisis that has now claimed nearly 1,750 lives since January: Do something. However, the Mediterranean Sea’s migrant crisis between North Africa and Europe has proved a harder case to crack, with only one sure answer appearing: There is no quick fix. The crisis, …

Denial or dignity in the fight for recognition of the Armenian genocide

“April is the cruelest month.” When T.S. Elliot penned that line in his 1922 poem "The Waste Land," he certainly reflected feelings of death and despair. However, he couldn’t have known just how poignant those themes would be throughout the remainder of the 20th century. Referred to by some academics as “the century of genocide,” …