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Broken Warriors: the Karamojong of Uganda



Uganda’s Karamoja region, home to tribes of cattle-herding, Kalashnikov-wielding nomads, has been...

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Uganda's desolate Karamoja region is one of the least developed places on earth. For generations, the warrior nomads who live here have been caught in a cycle of cattle rustling, violence, brutality and neglect. Over the past decade, Uganda's government has been conducting an often ferocious disarmament campaign. Now it is claiming success. But as life changes, what does the future hold for the people of Karamoja?

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