Life on an island and beyond February 3rd 2009 Leaving Kampala, I stopped off in Entebbe for a couple of nights. Entebbe feels and looks like a seaside town, but with Maribou Storks drifting overhead rather than gulls. During the afternoon I walked around the botanical gardens and visited the Wildlife Centre - better than most zoos I have visited - where all the animals have been rescued.
The following afternoon I took the ferry to the ... read more
Africa » Uganda » Central Region » Masaka Uganda achieved independence from the UK in 1962. The dictatorial regime of Idi AMIN (1971-79) was responsible for the deaths of some 300,000 opponents; guerrilla war and human rights abuses under Milton OBOTE (1980-85) claimed at least another 100,0... ... read more
I am in my second year as a VSO volunteer in Ethiopia. Last year I worked as a Higher Diploma Leader at Robe Teachers' College; this year I am back in Robe but working in the Cluster Coordinating Unit - supporting teachers in local elementary schools. For more information about VSO, visit www.vso.org.uk.... full info