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May 23, 2001 | THUY-DOAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Retired Bishop William Rukirande has come to power-strapped California to find the answer for his country's energy crisis. While Californians contend with blackouts and mammoth rate increases, many of Rukirande's countrymen in Uganda are strangers to electricity. They use burning bamboo sticks for illumination. Students study without light. Entire villages are dark.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2001 | THUY-DOAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Retired Bishop William Rukirande has come to power-strapped California to find the answer for his country's energy crisis. While Californians contend with blackouts and mammoth rate increases, many of Rukirande's countrymen in Uganda are strangers to electricity. They use burning bamboo sticks for illumination. Students study without light. Entire villages are dark.
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February 23, 2000 | ANN M. SIMMONS and ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The customs still practiced in this lush East African nation are strikingly archaic: Women expected to kneel when serving food to their husbands. Mothers forbidden permanent custody of children after a divorce. Men "inheriting" widows of their deceased brothers. Legal polygamy. Yet Uganda has become a key testing ground for a radical political experiment. All elected bodies, from village councils to the national parliament, must have a minimum number of women. In a word, quotas.
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