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Uganda

Ian Leggett

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Contents

Introduction: the creation of a state I

The country and its people 6

Pre-colonial and colonial Uganda: legacies of the past 13

Twenty terrible years 18

The conflict in the north 26

Fighting HIV and AIDS in Uganda 36

Karamoja: the rangelands of the north 43

Economy and livelihoods 54

Education 65

Politics and freedoms 70

Conclusion: an end to conflict 78

Facts and figures 80

Dates and events 81

Sources and further reading 83

Acknowledgements 84

Oxfam in Uganda 85

Index 86

UGANDA iii