Wednesday 20 September 2017

A First World view of two elections that were worlds apart

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. Photo: Getty
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. Photo: Getty
Miriam Donohoe

Miriam Donohoe

There is nothing like living in another country to get some life perspective. Especially one that is far poorer and less developed than your own.

Even more interesting is when that country is also going through national elections and the start of political change. To observe this close up is fascinating.

I am privileged to be currently living in Kampala, working with an inspiring charity, Hospice Africa Uganda, whose mission is to provide comfort and pain relief to thousands suffering from cancer, HIV/Aids and other life-limiting illnesses. It has been a real eye-opener for me. And truly humbling.

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