di Vincenza Lofino | edito da: Equilibri.net – 11 giugno 2014
Winston Churchill once stated that “Uganda is the pearl of Africa” in reference to the country’s striking natural beauty, climate, and variety of rich landscapes. Unfortunately, the country currently ranks 161th out of 187 countries analysed according to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, UNDP Human Development Index 2011. This is due to a lack of basic infrastructure such as running water, electricity, waste management, health care, and education. Since 80 percent of the nation’s workforce is employed in the agricultural sector, changes in the climate and the HIV/AIDS epidemic are having devastating effects. As a result, many Ugandans are forced even deeper into poverty.
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