February 28, 2009

A Day in Uganda

Conflict, disease and the outbreak of a major fire are some of the things happening in Uganda in the last 72 hours.

As for the fire, according to Global Voices, "A massive fire gutted Kampala's Owino Market early Wednesday." However, some are just finding out about the event now.

Here's a chronicle of tweets either from the nation or about it, posted in the last 24 hours, giving a glimpse into life today in Uganda:

@Nagadya (Kampala, Uganda): What is going on in KLA? First Owino burns down and now a building collapses in Nakasero!!!

@rebekahredux (New York via Uganda/KS): Just now hearing about the fire at Kampala's Owino Market yesterday. Blogren, everyone okay? #owinofire

@Peter_Biro (Uganda): Posting a photo essay from Uganda: http://tinyurl.com/am3uqy

@schooley84 (Uganda): just went inside a store located in a parking garage that sells a $500 pair of shoes... Only in Uganda!

@KGrepin is saddened that polio has returned to Uganda http://tinyurl.com/b5toj4

@tayari: @imagineatrium here are the pics from uganda i was telling you about. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tayarijones/sets/72157612656030812/

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