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Uganda’s ‘Urban Refugees’ – CBC The World This Weekend

KAMPALA, Uganda – As the violent conflict in South Sudan deepens, many people are fleeing to their next door neighbour. South Sudan is now the world’s fourth largest refugee situation behind Syria, Afghanistan, and Somalia, according to UNHCR, the UN’s

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The South Sudanese Student Who Spent Her Summer Saving Refugees

Betty Asha left her home and studies behind to help nearly 2,300 people escape violence and cross the border into Uganda. Betty Asha’s phone rings constantly. Each time she picks up, a voice on the other end asks for help,

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Uganda’s Hip Hop for Change – CBC The World This Weekend

KAMPALA, Uganda – February 18, 2016 was the presidential election in Uganda. President Yoweri Museveni extended his mandate beyond 30 years in power. But Ugandan youth want change. They are using indigenous language hip hop to express themselves and to

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Uganda: Teacher leaves classroom behind but keeps educating

John Kaganga is transforming the lives of rural youth. The retired teacher is inspiring young people to pick up their hoes and build a brighter future in Kasejjere village, 70 kilometres northwest of Kampala, Uganda’s capital city. Mr. Kaganga says:

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Uganda: War orphan educates young farmers

Jaspher Okello crouches low with his hands in the soil. He is surrounded by two hectares of orange-fleshed sweet potato vines which sprout from the earth. His three younger brothers watch and learn as he inspects the crop. The 20-year-old

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Farm Radio broadcaster: Monica Ruth Acan, Radio Wa, Uganda

Monica Ruth Acan smiles and says, “I first felt the spirit of agriculture while I was a student in secondary school. All students had to tend to a garden. While I didn’t like doing it at first, I came to

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Uganda: Radio for Justice and Human Rights in northern Uganda

A chime rings out from the radio speakers. A booming male voice intones: “This is Facing Justice, brought to you by the Institute of War and Peace Reporting, discussing issues of justice and human rights in northern Uganda.” Facing Justice

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