To date a comprehensive peace agreement remains elusive The internally

To date a comprehensive peace agreement remains

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To date, a comprehensive peace agreement remains elusive. The internally displaced people's camp, the Acholi tribe quarters in Mbuya, on a hill on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital, Kampala, is dominated by two granite quarries on
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either side. The land belongs to the king of Buganda, one of the traditional but politically impotent kings in Uganda, and is now home to over 5,000 people who were forced to flee their villages in the north. The densely populated slum, much like any other slum around the country, is a haven for diseases such as malaria, dysentery, tuberculosis, HIV, scabies. Sanitation is poor, drainage facilities are virtually non-existent. The quarries are huge gashes in the side of the hill - what were hills 10 years ago are now deep gorges, providing what for several years was the only way of earning some sort of livelihood for the people in the camp. On a good day, a woman might fill 20 jerry cans with the small stones, for which she'll be paid 2,000 shillings, equivalent to about 60c, barely enough to feed herself and her family. Haggard looking men, their features worn by long hours in the sun and the sheer hardship of working in the quarry, carry sacks of rocks from the bottom of the gorge. Others perch
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