Yearly Archives: 2003

2003 November

Learning Arabic 101

2012-10-23T03:09:32+00:00 November 1st, 2003|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Iraq. Can it be saved? Six months after its liberation, Iraqis are still short on power, electrical and otherwise. The Yanks are still being greeted with grenades as much as with flowers and hugs. And how did those weapons of mass destruction disappear?

2003 October

Ugandans willing to face their problems

2012-10-24T01:39:07+00:00 October 18th, 2003|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

This country is one of contrasts. Red-dirt roads cross lush- green landscapes. People familiar with war smile easily and greet you genuinely. Beauty meets ugliness, plenty meets want, and life meets death here. Uganda may be, as Winston Churchill said, the Pearl of Africa. But, if so, it's a tarnished jewel.