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Peace Corps Volunteer "Getting Lost in Africa" writes: No Need For Alarm…

Peace Corps Volunteer Getting Lost in Africa writes: No Need For Alarm…

All volunteers are accounted for and we are all on "standfast" which means you can't leave your sites until further notice. Unless there are more, I don't think this would affect your arrival at all."

Peace Corps Volunteer "Getting Lost in Africa" writes: No Need For Alarm…

No Need For Alarm…

12 Jul 2010 Leave a Comment

by danrennt98 in Uncategorized

Caption: Paramedics attend to Ugandan citizens injured during an explosion, at Mulago Hospital in Uganda's capital Kampala July 11, 2010. Bomb blasts ripped through two separate bars packed with soccer fans watching the World Cup final in Kampala, killing at least 23 people and signalling a possible link to Somali Islamists. REUTERS/Benedicte Desrus

If anyone hasn't seen this, here is the recent news from Uganda.

Bad News:


"FYI – All volunteers are accounted for and we are all on "standfast" which means you can't leave your sites until further notice. Unless there are more, I don't think this would affect your arrival at all."


"Kampala is generally thought of as the safest capital city in Africa (fyi)"
So not to worry. Funny story though. I was sitting around the house and Wesley's mom and hayley were sitting around waiting to go out with her friend sue and her son Brian.. but brian was watching the world cup.. Wesley's mom said to me "Dan, he shouldn't be watching the world cup.. you should be because you're going to Uganda!" A few hours later, she was doing laundry and I came in from outside and she said, "Uhhh, remember how I told you that you should be watching the world cup for Uganda.. I take that back; I was wrong! After the news..hahaha"
We'll let us hope there are not any more bombings in Uganda's future, for the Ugandan people's safety and wellbeing. and for my future trip there in less than a month. I'm not sure how soccer/football is un-Islamic, but alas I digress.

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