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The Pursuit of Peace on Wheels in Uganda

On most days, Oscar Okello can be found hunched over a metal wheel, adjusting brake cables, or simply plying his skills as a technician in Gulu, northern Uganda.  With his steady, dexterous hands and sharp mind, he designs, assembles and rolls out dozens of wheelchairs made to order for aid organizations, including the U.S. Agency […]

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Peace, Recovery, and Development in Northern Uganda

Northern Uganda experienced one of Africa’s longest running conflicts from 1987 through 2007. The Lord’s Resistance Army terrorized communities, and abducted tens of thousands of children to train as child soldiers. The conflict exacted severe economic losses, leading to mass displacement of people, a breakdown in infrastructure, and severely weakened governance and social structures. In the […]

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