Patient Zero: Thomas Eric Duncan and the Ebola Crisis in West Africa and the United States

  Thomas Eric Duncan at a Party in Monrovia, Liberia, 2011 “Image Ownership: Public Domain” In the following article Dr. Clarence Spigner, Professor of Public Health at the University of Washington, Seattle, describes the life of the first patient to die of Ebola on U.S. … Read MorePatient Zero: Thomas Eric Duncan and the Ebola Crisis in West Africa and the United States

Josef Kony (1961?- )/Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA)

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Josef Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), was reportedly born in 1961 and raised in the northern Uganda village of Odek.  Kony was deeply influenced as a youth by Christianity.  Following the arrival of the first missionaries in … Read MoreJosef Kony (1961?- )/Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA)

Ngugi wa Thiong’o (AKA James T. Ngugi) (1938- )

Image Ownership: Public Domain African novelist Ngugi wa Thiong’o is a Kenyan author, educator and playwright. With the publication of his first novel, he became a critically-acclaimed author at the age of 29. His work is also published under the pseudonym James T. Ngugi. Ngugi … Read MoreNgugi wa Thiong’o (AKA James T. Ngugi) (1938- )

Makerere University (1922– )

Image Ownership: Public Domain In 1922 the British colonial government in Uganda founded a small vocational school, which would eventually become Uganda’s lone institution of higher education, Makerere University. The British Governor of Uganda, Robert Coryndon (1918-1922), proposed building a technical school for Africans.  The … Read MoreMakerere University (1922– )