The leaders of a Ugandan campaign group explain why they are angry about western aid agencies

Jinja, a sleepy town by the shores of Lake Victoria in eastern Uganda, is a coveted place for tourists. It is also the cradle of the “white saviour complex”, according to the group that took the television journalist Stacey Dooley to task for posting a photograph of herself with a black child on social media while filming for Comic Relief in Uganda.

Kelsey Nielsen, who runs No White Saviours (NWS) with Olivia Alaso, told the Observer: “We see it in restaurants, when a white person is served first while a black person receives crappy services. We see it in the way organisations pay black workers less.”

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