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Author Epstein, Helen, 1961- author.

Title Another fine mess : America, Uganda and the war on terror / Helen C. Epstein.

Publication Info. New York : Columbia Global Reports, [2017]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  967.6104 EPS    AVAILABLE
Description 262 pages : map ; 19 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-262).
Contents Uganda's origins: from many, one and from one, many -- Warlords in northern Uganda -- A visit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture -- Prelude to apocalypse -- A new world order -- Invasion -- The old leopard -- A sudden departure -- A leopard in winter -- Breeding ground -- A good man in Africa -- Museveni finds a new terror trove -- A long distance relationship -- Murder in Uganda -- The General challenges the dictator -- Interrogation -- Another "election" -- The General returns -- Conclusion.
Summary "In this powerful account of Ugandan dictator Yoweri Museveni's 30 year reign, Helen Epstein chronicles how Western leaders' single-minded focus on the War on Terror and their naïve dealings with strongmen are at the root of much of the turmoil in eastern and central Africa. Museveni's involvement in the conflicts in Sudan, South Sudan, Rwanda, Congo, and Somalia has earned him substantial amounts of military and development assistance, as well as near-total impunity. It has also short-circuited the power the people of this region might otherwise have over their destiny. Epstein set out for Uganda more than 20 years ago to work as a public health consultant on an AIDS project. Since then, the roughly $20 billion worth of foreign aid poured into the country by donors has done little to improve the well-being of the Ugandan people, whose rates of illiteracy, mortality, and poverty surpass those of many neighboring countries. Money meant to pay for health care, education, and other public services has instead been used by Museveni to shore up his power through patronage, brutality, and terror. Another Fine Mess is a devastating indictment of the West's Africa policy and an authoritative history of the crises that have ravaged Uganda and its neighbors since the end of the Cold War."-- Page 4 of cover.
Subject Museveni, Yoweri, 1944-
Uganda -- History -- 1979-
Uganda -- Politics and government -- 1979-
United States -- Foreign relations -- Uganda.
Uganda -- Foreign relations -- United States.
ISBN 0997722924

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