Uganda

Uganda's trailblazing refugee policies hold lessons for the world

When I arrived in Uganda earlier this year to visit refugees fleeing the brutality of the spiraling South Sudanese civil war, I expected to find something familiar: sprawling tent cities,...

BP gets off too easy in Deepwater Horizon and BC looks gorgeous in Koneline, one of my VIFF picks

Also Tim Burton’s new one, a winner from Africa, a low-class comedy from the US and more film fest recommendations

Local teens use theatre to raise money for Ugandan girls

High school is a time when most teens are finding themselves. They are finding what inspires them, moves them; creates their passions. But it is also a time when we start paying attention to the...

Pacific Permaculture's Jesse Lemieux speaks at The Hive about sustainable agriculture

Canada's foremost authority on permaculture comes to speak in Vancouver about fighting climate change and conflict through sustainable agriculture.

Kony buzz perplexes observers from Africa

"The war (in Uganda) was more than just one man killing children," said a Ugandan journalist. "It was much more complex than just one man called Joseph Kony."

Living in the aftermath of David Kato's death

Being out like Mr. Kato, who was murdered in January, is simply NOT an option.

The year in GAY news

In 2010, we saw public displays of homophobia and public displays of affection.

Ban the Salvation Army... and other gay news

A troubling week of events have unfolded in gay news. First of all, as was reported here first, the United Nations General Assembly has voted to allow Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual and Queer (...

From Uganda to Vancouver: running coach Godfrey Mende shares his story

Long-distance and multiple-marathon runner Godfrey Mende, talks about running, Africa, his family, life and values. He was born in Uganda, immigrated to Canada in 1991, graduated in Langara College's...