International Development

Refugee Life On the Egyptian Border

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Refugee Life On the Egyptian Border

Each day is a struggle for sub-saharan African refugees in humanitarian limbo on the Egyptian border with Libya. 724 refugees share two toilets and live in a crowded shantytown in the desert. They say they have little access to medicine, diapers, and other essentials. »

Money Home Soars In 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010
Money Home Soars In 2010

Money sent home this year may have soared as high as $930 million, up from $800 million in 2010, according to Uganda's Central Bank. The recovery from the global financial crisis has helped the diaspora keep their jobs and send a significant amount of their salaries home on a regular basis. »

New River Nile Bridge?

Friday, November 5, 2010
New River Nile Bridge?

The Japanese government will loan Uganda almost $100 million to replace the current Nile Bridge, which could potentially collapse at any time. Economic activity in Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, Congo, and Kenya is strongly linked to transporting goods over the bridge through the Northern Corridor. »