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Land Disputes Rise Amid Uganda Oil Boom

More than 1,000 people living in a makeshift camp called Rwamutonga, in the Hoima district in western Uganda, say they have been kicked off their land without any warning because it has been earmarked for oil exploration. The residents woke up early one morning last August to the sounds of chaos and gunfire. The attackers "went ahead with guns and then burning houses, stealing our goats," said camp leader Alex Latim. "And they were looting, burning houses, and we were...

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