National Geographic : 1988 Apr
"We cannot live without sex," one man put it. "What else is there, where is the enjoy ment? We might as well be dead." These words were spoken during a conver sation one evening in the bar of the Milano South View Inn, where I had a room. I was drinking beer with some of the men from town. A dim bare bulb cast a ghostly light on the bar. Girls leaned forlornly on the counter. Disco music blared from poor speakers, its tempo varying with the fluctuations of the power supply. The manager of the bar had committed suicide because he thought he had AIDS. In TENDING AN OASIS of agriculturenear the Ruwenzori Mountains, workers at the Kahunatea estate have reclaimedfields over grown duringyears of war. Reopened by a Britishfirm in partnershipwith Uganda, Kahunais one of many foreign-owned plan tations confiscated by Idi Amin in 1972. Tea, coffee, and cotton all grow well in Uganda.Economists venture that unlike famine-strickenAfrican countries, Uganda has the resources to rebuild its economy, given a few years of peace. *i ".