Michael Wilkerson is a journalist in Uganda, where he is a 2009-2010 Fulbright Fellow. He has written for Ugandan publications The Daily Monitor and the Independent, and also worked in Ghana and Rwanda. Along with WPR, where he was previously an assistant editor, he has written internationally for Foreign Policy and the National Journal online. Michael graduated from Stanford University in 2009 with a B.A. in Political Science.
Articles written by Michael Wilkerson
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Nearly two weeks after three bombs exploded in Uganda's usually tranquil capital, the investigations into the attacks seem to be moving swiftly. With Kampala and other parts of Uganda still tense, the apparent progress has provided some reassurance. But questions remain about what the Ugandan government ought to do next and whether it is capable of doing so. more
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KAMPALA, Uganda -- Northern Uganda has been mired in violent
conflict for over 20 years. And though it rarely receives as many
headlines as nearby fighting in Darfur, Somalia, or even Eastern Congo,
the war there, one of Africa's longest running conflicts
and humanitarian disasters, is inching toward a possible resolution. But should peace come, Western aid donors should ensure that Uganda's government takes steps to remedy the suffering inflicted on the people of Northern Uganda by the war.