Uganda official says people dying of hunger are 'idiots'

Q: After saying “only an idiot, a real idiot, that can die of hunger in Uganda," the nation’s foreign minister is facing a wave of outrage. More than 2,200 Ugandans died of starvation and related illnesses in 2022. Where is Uganda on the north shore of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake?

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Q: The official said anyone should be able to grow food in Uganda in spite of climate change. But, many nations in the area are struggling with famine. Some people have been forced to survive by eating water lily bulbs in what nation on Uganda’s northern border?

A. Kenya

B. Rwanda

C. South Sudan

D. Tanzania

Q: While climate change has brought both drought and extreme flooding to destroy the region’s crops, warfare has made famine much worse. Civil war exacerbated hunger in both South Sudan and its eastern neighbor …

A. Central African Republic

B. Ethiopia

C. Rwanda

D. Somalia

Q: Uganda has one of the world’s fastest growing populations which threatens to overwhelm the nation’s limited means for providing food. With half its population under 16 years old, Uganda has the world’s second-youngest population. Which nation has the oldest population?

A. Andora

B. Italy

C. Japan

D. Monaco

Q: Thousands of Africans trying to escape extreme poverty, violence and famine are undertaking desperate and dangerous journeys to reach the wealthy nations of Europe. Where did famine drive people to board “coffin ships” bound for North America in the 1800s?

A. Ireland

B. Italy

C. Russia

D. Scotland

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