2005 See all columns by year Finding direction in Christmas December 19, 2005 The spirit of the age is ambivalence, not skepticism, and into this comes a special time to worship. Read More → Violence erupts after Uganda’s leader muzzles rival December 5, 2005 In the mysterious game of African poker politics, you have to wonder if even a seasoned fox like Yoweri Museveni is not overplaying his hand. Read More → This hairdo is a special order from Uganda November 21, 2005 Getting a hair cut in Africa for a man comes without the comfy chair, the warm lather or the sense of style. Read More → It’s tough being a cop in Kampala November 7, 2005 Burglary and theft are rampant across Uganda. Police are underfunded, disrespected and overburdened. Read More → Loneliness is acute among poor October 24, 2005 Rise in suicide reflects chronic lack of mental health services, especially in Third World. Read More → Malaria a fact of life in Uganda October 11, 2005 Two weeks into my new life in Uganda, I'm quickly learning how precarious life can be when living with the threat of infectious diseases. Read More → We need a day to ponder September 26, 2005 Maybe Labour Day should be replaced with Bum Day says our resident traveller. Read More → Saving the Mothers September 12, 2005 Women and children, in New Orleans or the Third World, often suffer the most in disasters. Read More → Memories of Yemen June 18, 2005 Good friends, a hospital tragedy, and a lack of toilet paper in public washrooms. Read More → Two solitudes June 4, 2005 The western and Islamic worlds clearly don’t understand one another, as the botched Newsweek report on the Koran clearly shows. Read More → Camilla Effect one big yawn May 21, 2005 Clearly the marriage gods were telling me something. Your marriage is something very noble. Don’t blow it. Because, yes, it also has the potential to burst into flames. Read More → In Africa, the bicycle rules May 7, 2005 It not only returns life to its natural pace, but the bicycle is the great leveller. Read More → The everyday feel of death April 23, 2005 In Uganda, the land has uncommon beauty, and life has its own strange mix of dark memories of killings, talk of restorative justice, and forgiveness. Read More → Dubai is on a roll April 9, 2005 Booming, oil-rich city is luring outsiders. That s likely why it feels so hollow. Read More → Biblical images on Sana’a’s streets March 26, 2005 The feet of ‘ragged men’, Vincent Van Gogh and the story of the prodigal son all come to mind as Easter dawns in Yemen. Read More → 1 2 Next » Stay in Touch with Thomas Froese Email* First Name Last Name NameThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.