Tim Cocks

CAR: Don’t hold your breath for democracy

In a country that appears to have coups more often than Japan has elections, you could be forgiven for not really noticing this one. Two weeks ago, in what has become a tiresome drill for the Central African Republic (CAR), the troubled nation had its government deposed by yet another disgruntled army general.

Falling prey to the pot

The most direct threat to animals in the Great Lakes region is poaching for bush meat. Arthur Mugisha, executive director of the Uganda Wildlife Authority, says: ''The biggest threat to conservation in this region is human expansion. We are talking here about small countries where populations are increasing and people urgently need land and food.''

Spirited away in the night by the Lord’s army

Uganda's war-ravished northern provinces are in worse shape than at any time since the fighting began 15 years ago, according to United Nations officials. Recently 17 children were abducted in northern Uganda by the rebels, who will train them to fight the Ugandan army

Spirited away in the night by the Lord’s army

Uganda's war-ravished northern provinces are in worse shape than at any time since the fighting began 15 years ago, according to United Nations officials. Recently 17 children were abducted in northern Uganda by the rebels, who will train them to fight the Ugandan army

Big send-off as Ugandans leave DRC

After a flamboyant exiting ceremony, Uganda finally began the long-awaited withdrawal of its army from eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on April 25 — one day later than the deadline it had agreed with the United Nations and Kinshasa.

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