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BBC: Troubled Waters of Lake Albert

BBC: Troubled Waters of Lake Albert

The village of Ntoroko on the shores of Lake Albert seems peaceful enough at first glance, but the 600 fishermen who make their living here say recent events on the lake have devastated their business. Earlier this month, two people were killed when men in Congolese army uniforms clashed with security guards working on an […]

BBC: Uncertainty over Ugandan Peace Talks

BBC: Uncertainty over Ugandan Peace Talks

Leorina Lakot, a mother of 9, is fairly typical of hundreds of thousands of northern Ugandans who have moved out of camps for the internally displaced in the last year. Having lived in Mucwini Camp, 25km north of Kitgum, for 4 years, in March she came to live at a new, smaller resettlement site. “Here […]

BBC: Forgiveness in Northern Uganda

BBC: Forgiveness in Northern Uganda

  Yoko Ono, guest Editor of Radio Four’s Today programme, was interested in exploring different paths to peace across the world. She asked Sarah Grainger to visit a displacement camp in the Gulu district of northern Uganda to see conflict resolution in action… BBC Radio Four Today Programme Reconciliation in Northern Uganda

BBC: Angola’s Recovery from Civil War

BBC: Angola’s Recovery from Civil War

Francisca Segunda has come to a United Nations feeding centre in Huambo because her one year old son, Domingos, is suffering from malnutrition. She lives in Huambo and sells meat to make money, but sometimes there’s no meat to sell and no-one to buy it and she goes without food. That makes it hard to […]

BBC: Making Way for Middle Classes in Luanda

BBC: Making Way for Middle Classes in Luanda

The Angolan capital of Luanda is home to five million people, about a quarter of the country’s entire population, with most living in “musseques” or slums. One of those used to be Lucas Kaxingadoes, who has lived in Bairro Cambamba on the southern outskirts of Luanda for several years and where some families occupied the […]

BBC: Angola Celebrates Carnival

BBC: Angola Celebrates Carnival

Brazil is famous the world over for its celebration of Mardi Gras, the day that marks the start of Lent, the Christian period of fasting. But the people of Angola also take this festival very seriously with their own version of Carnival that’s been celebrated there since the country became a Portuguese colony.   When […]

BBC: The Smell of Success

BBC: The Smell of Success

Not for nothing are the Comoros known as the Perfume Isles. Walking in a field of ylang ylang smells like walking past a perfume counter They export around 80% of the world’s supply of ylang ylang essence, an essential oil that is the main ingredient of most expensive perfumes. Originally from the Philippines, the ylang […]

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