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Displaced and dispossessed

11/01/2006 | Panos London

More than a million people have been displaced by the war in northern Uganda. The government says it’s safe to go home, but many people living in camps are afraid.

China comes to town

08/14/2006 | Panos London

The import of cheap Chinese goods into African cities is booming. Some traders feel this could signal the final nail in the coffin for Ugandan manufacturers. Machrine Birungi reports. 

Corruption is child’s play

08/14/2006 | Panos London

A Ugandan school is trying to tackle local corruption. Joel Okao Tema visited Chawente Primary School in Apac district to meet the children keeping an eye on the books. 

Hungry nations demand truth about GM and food aid

03/22/2006 | Ebenezer T Bifubyeka

The international biosafety meeting in Brazil has made a compromise deal labelling GM food imports. But East African countries are concerned they still won't be sure if food aid contains GM.

A wing and a prayer

03/21/2005 | Machrine Birungi

Many coffee farmers in Uganda lost out when world prices dropped. In a bid to find a steady income some farmers left the beans behind – for fried grasshoppers.  

Are used computers a false economy?

02/03/2005 | Machrine Birungi

African countries are eager to become players in the 'information society', but need money to invest in phone lines, computers and the internet. This is a matter of heated debate.  

How the internet bypasses Ugandan farmers

01/01/2005 | Jennifer Bakyawa

When Uganda joined the internet bandwagon less than a decade ago it had hopes of delivering important information to farmers but today much of the information bypasses them.

Girl soldiers rebuild their lives

12/16/2004 | Panos London

Children have paid a heavy price in the conflict in northern Uganda. For some young women who have now escaped, this means returning home with babies fathered by the rebels.  

Rags to riches

08/24/2004 | Panos London

Uganda is clamping down on the trade in used clothes from western countries. Joel Tema went to ask what part it plays in people's lives. 

Telephone business upwardly mobile?

05/19/2004 | Panos London

The high cost of calls on mobiles leaves many in Uganda without the means to make a phone call. Christine Otieno goes to Kampala, Uganda's capital to find out why. 

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