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Aiming High (9/27)


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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 26 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2005
Available in French: No

In 1986 Uganda was bankrupt - a byword for corruption and economic mismanagement. Six years of civil war in this former British colony in East Africa had followed the ousting of former President Idi Amin and its social and state institutions were near collapse. But today Uganda's economy is widely seen as a success story and over the last ten years the number of Ugandans living in absolute poverty has been cut by half. This edition of Life looks at how Uganda has achieved this remarkable turnaround, and questions whether the country could now be on course to meet the Millennium Development Goal by 2015.

Links: http://www.tve.org (The producer's web site) www.tve.org/lifeonline/index.cfm?aid=1406 (Producer's resources)