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BBC: Uganda’s Troubled Karamoja Region

BBC: Uganda’s Troubled Karamoja Region

  Karamoja, in the far east of Uganda, is the country’s least developed area and lacks many basic services. The United Nations Humanitarian Office estimates that at its current rates of progress, it will not achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.           The Karamojong are pastoralists who greatly value their […]

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