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Alexis Okeowo

Alexis Okeowo

    AU boss pushes for deal in Kenya
    AU boss pushes for deal in Kenya
    African Union Commission chief Jean Ping pushed on Friday for a quick resolution of Kenya's political crisis, but there was no sign that a...
    SMSs used as a tool of hate in Kenya
    SMSs used as a tool of hate in Kenya
    When Joyce Mandela's cellphone beeped to signal she had a SMS, the 27-year old Kenyan expected a note from a friend. Instead, she found a message...
    Surgery restores face, and soul, for war victim
    Surgery restores face, and soul, for war victim
    The first time a knife was put to Anna Alwoch's face, her lips were hacked off by rebels. The next two times, sharp blades were used by surgeons to...
    Ugandan refugees question rebels' mea culpa
    Ugandan refugees question rebels' mea culpa
    The rebels whirred up a cloud of orange dust in the stifling heat when they came to meet their victims at Koch Goma Camp in northern Uganda. They...
    'In Uganda, oil will be not be a curse'
    'In Uganda, oil will be not be a curse'
    Uganda hopes that recent oil discoveries will lift it out of poverty, but the conflict-scarred east African country is taking a cautious approach...
    Will EU economic agreement wilt Uganda's flowers?
    Will EU economic agreement wilt Uganda's flowers?
    Uganda's flower industry needs government incentives and preferential European Union access to succeed, say members of the East African nation's...
    Traditional justice for Lord's Resistance Army
    Traditional justice for Lord's Resistance Army
    Rebels responsible for waging a brutal 20-year battle in northern Uganda might be spared punishment by the International Criminal Court, according...
    Against the current
    Against the current
    Moses Owidi's real-estate agency sits in the middle of a bustling suburb in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. But Owidi's business has been losing...
    Illegal arms surge in East Africa
    Illegal arms surge in East Africa
    The trafficking of illegal small arms along the Kenyan, Ugandan and Sudanese borders has increased to the point that an AK-47 rifle will sell for...
    Screw the forest, let's make money
    Screw the forest, let's make money
    Deep in the dense, green Mabira Forest Reserve, 40km outside of the Ugandan capital, Kampala, an environmental controversy has been building for...
    Taking guns at gunpoint
    Taking guns at gunpoint
    Illegal firearms have replaced bows and arrows as the weapons of choice for the pastoral people on the borders of Kenya and Uganda. The recent...
    Museveni's mission impossible?
    Museveni's mission impossible?
    Amid the ongoing rumblings of its own domestic conflict Uganda now seems poised to participate in a mission in Somalia that, depending on whom you...