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The Looming Battle for Uganda's Gold

Having lost their traditional herds, the local people of Karamoja, Uganda, increasingly turned to small-scale gold mining as a meager but fairly steady source of income.  But with large mining interests moving into the region, even their gold could soon be taken from them.  As a child, Livingstone Ekiru’s world revolved around cows.  His family’s herd was large, over 100 animals.  Ekiru lives in Karamoja in northeastern Uganda, and his people, the Karimojong, have long...

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