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Land Eviction Breeds Violence in Oil-Rich Hoima, Uganda

Land disputes in western Uganda's Lake Albertine region have become common in recent years.  The discovery of oil and the building of refineries and waste facilities have raised the stakes in these disputes.  Near the town of Hoima, allegations of illegal evictions and human rights abuses have underscored a need for governmental oversight in these land matters.   In a small village outside Hoima, known as Rwamutonga, more than 700 residents are crowded onto a small...

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