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  • (flight) shoot a bird in flight
  • (flight) fly in a flock; "flighting wild geese"
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    uganda
  • A landlocked country in East Africa; pop. 26,404,000; capital, Kampala; languages, English (official), Swahili, and other languages
  • The Republic of Uganda ( or ) is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania.
  • a landlocked republic in eastern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962
  • (ugandan) of or relating to or characteristic of Uganda or its people; "Ugandan game parks"
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Uganda, 5th: The Bradt Travel Guide
Uganda, 5th: The Bradt Travel Guide
Bradt's Uganda has been thoroughly revised and updated to keep up with the country's fast pace of development. This fifth edition includes a more in-depth look at the booming tourism activities at East Africa's center of adventure, including whitewater rafting, an aerial runway, bungee jumping, quad biking, and horseriding.

Features include:

*Gorilla tracking--details of all available locations to see the endangered mountain gorilla including new sites at Nkuringo (Bwindi forest) and Democratic Republic of Congo

*Up-to-date information on activities, reserves, camps, and restaurants

*Extensive coverage of all the national parks

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UNHCR News Story: Sudanese local officials meet refugees in Uganda; urge them to return home
UNHCR News Story: Sudanese local officials meet refugees in Uganda; urge them to return home
Magwi Commissioner Emilio Igga Alimas meets Sudanese refugees in Uganda. © UNHCR/K.Shimizu Sudanese local officials meet refugees in Uganda; urge them to return home ADJUMANI, Uganda, January 28, 2009 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has been helping local officials in South Sudan reach out to refugees in north-western Uganda who are considering returning home after years of enforced exile. And it seems to be working, with many of the refugees asking to go back. Earlier this month, Emilio Igga Alimas, the commissioner of Magwi County in South Sudan's Eastern Equatoria state, visited the Adjumani and Moyo settlements and discussed the situation back home with several hundred refugees. He was accompanied by three village chiefs on the so-called "come-and-tell" visits, which were organized by UNHCR and the government of Uganda. Alimas discussed the security situation and stressed how important it was for the future of South Sudan that people return home before elections due to be held in July under a January 2005 peace agreement, which ended the 21-year south-north war and allowed organized repatriation to begin. He also noted that UNHCR will downsize its assisted return programme from neighbouring countries during the course of this year. The visit helped persuade people like Justine to return, but in some cases Alimas and the village chiefs were preaching to the converted. In Moyo, refugee representative Francis Igga told the visitors: "We have already made up our minds. Be ready to welcome us." Justine, who works as a community health worker in Adjumani, fled South Sudan in 1989. She has endured her fair share of tragedy over the past 20 years – her father and first husband died. But she has been longing to return home ever since the fragile peace was signed between the Sudanese government and the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement. But until now, she was not sure that the time and conditions in South Sudan were right. The "come-and-tell visit" has helped her make up her mind. She told UNHCR that she would go home with her mother, six children and second husband because, "The time is right." She said that if they went now, they could build a house and sow crops before the rainy season began in April. They could also prepare the kids for school in April. The refugees who met Commissioner Alimas and his delegation were mainly concerned about vital reintegration issues such as land, security, food and employment. The Magwi official assured them that peace had returned to South Sudan and that the government was taking action to address their other concerns. "We need you to [help] rebuild our country," Alimas said, adding: "UNHCR is ready to assist you." But Kazuhiro Kaneko, head of the UNHCR office in the Sudanese border town of Nimule, warned the refugees that they would face some tough challenges back home. "It is your determination that starts a new life," he said. Similar visits have also taken place recently at camps in Kenya and Ethiopia, and more are planned. "They are an excellent means of putting the South Sudan authorities in touch with their citizens," said Geoff Wordley, deputy head of UNHCR operations in South Sudan. Eastern Equatoria was one of the hardest hit states during the long civil war, but it is now one of the highest return areas in the south. This year, UNHCR plans to expand projects aimed at easing and improving reintegration of the returnees in South Sudan, where infrastructure and services were devastated by the years of conflict and neglect. The agency has implemented almost 700 reintegration projects since 2005. Some 300,000 refugees have returned to South Sudan since 2005, with about 140,000 of them helped back by UNHCR. Almost half of the latter were repatriated from Uganda. This year, the refugee agency plans to assist 54,000 voluntary returns. There are currently 22,000 Sudanese refugees in Adjumani and 12,000 in Moyo. By Kazuhiko Shimizu in Adjumani, Uganda
View from Airplane Kitgum to Gulu
View from Airplane Kitgum to Gulu
From the airplane while flying to northern Uganda, I could see bushes being burnt. For those of you who don’t know about the conflict situation in Uganda, here is a small exert from the introduction of my masters thesis: “Violence in Uganda - one of the poorest countries in the world - has been pervasive for almost two decades. The protracted war in northern Uganda has affected all elements of society. Uganda has suffered severe damage to its “political and economic institutions and processes from prolonged intra-elite conflict”. The conflict between the government’s Uganda People’s Democratic Front (UPDF) and a rebel group known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has been ongoing in northern Uganda for nineteen years. The result of this conflict has been described as “one of the most excessive cases of violations of the rights of innocent people”. Foremost of the atrocities has unquestioningly been the abduction of children. Since the beginning of the conflict, estimates reveal the LRA have abducted more than 20,000 children. Once a popular war supported by the local Acholi community of the north, civilians became targeted in the early 1990s because their declining support for the LRA was interpreted as collaboration with the Ugandan government. The war worsened and the humanitarian situation declined. Marketed as a ‘safety strategy’ carried out by the Government of Uganda (GoU), the conflict has resulted in estimates of 1.4 to 1.9 million Ugandans being forced to live in squalid and overcrowded camps for protection. These camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) are almost totally reliant on food aid from the UN World Food Program (WFP).”

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The Teeth May Smile but the Heart Does Not Forget: Murder and Memory in Uganda
One of Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2009
The people of Uganda have long struggled to bury the worst of their history, but after the violent reign of Idi Amin, reminders were never far from view. In 2000, lawyer Duncan Laki came across a clue to his father's 1972 disappearance, and the ensuing search ultimately led him to a shallow grave -- and then to three old soldiers, including Amin's military chief of staff. Laki's discovery resulted in a trial that, in the end, offered all Ugandans the reckoning they had long been denied. A detective story, a tale of fathers and sons, and a political history, this is above all an illumination of the wounded societies of modern Africa and an exploration of how -- and whether -- the past can ever be lain to rest.

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