By Helen Epstein
In this robust tale of Uganda and its war-torn acquaintances in japanese and valuable Africa, journalist Helen Epstein chronicles how America's naïve dealings with African strongmen and single-minded concentrate on the warfare on Terror have themselves turns into resources of terror, short-circuiting the ability Ugandans may another way have over their very own destinies.
More than twenty years in the past, Epstein set out for Uganda to paintings as a public well-being advisor. The $20 billion in Western reduction poured into the rustic on the grounds that then has performed little to enhance the future health of the Ugandan humans, whose charges of poverty, illiteracy, and mortality stay staggeringly excessive. as a substitute, a lot of this cash has been used to shore up brutal and hazardous dictatorships within the area. one other positive MESS bargains a brand new state of mind in regards to the crises that experience ravaged Uganda, Rwanda, Congo, Sudan and Somalia and recommend the genuine middle of darkness lies no longer in Africa, yet in Western facilities of strength.
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Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda, and the War on Terror by Helen Epstein