The raging forest fires in the Virunga’s have been one of the major news stories so far this week. And this is only fair; after all, a lot of our foreign exchange is courtesy of one of God’s blessing to this country- the Mountain Gorilla.
However, I think that the headline to the story was in bad taste.
The headline was thus “Wildfires spread to Uganda…Gorillas, residents safe”.
I think this headline was a mistake. Was the New Times attempting to insinuate that the Gorillas were more important than people?
I think that the tragedy of residents potentially losing their lives and homes because of wildfires is a bigger deal than the gorillas.However, if I was reading too much into merely a headline, I stand corrected.