By Helen Epstein
In this strong tale of Uganda and its war-torn associates in jap and critical Africa, journalist Helen Epstein chronicles how America's naïve dealings with African strongmen and single-minded specialize in the battle on Terror have themselves turns into resources of terror, short-circuiting the ability Ugandans could differently have over their very own destinies.
More than twenty years in the past, Epstein set out for Uganda to paintings as a public health and wellbeing advisor. The $20 billion in Western relief poured into the rustic because then has performed little to enhance the healthiness of the Ugandan humans, whose premiums of poverty, illiteracy, and mortality stay staggeringly excessive. as a substitute, a lot of this funds has been used to shore up brutal and unsafe dictatorships within the quarter. one other tremendous MESS bargains a brand new frame of mind concerning the crises that experience ravaged Uganda, Rwanda, Congo, Sudan and Somalia and recommend the real middle of darkness lies now not in Africa, yet in Western facilities of strength.
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