Firms scramble for Karamoja’s mineral wealth as locals starve

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  • Portrayed as a barren and desolate land battered by famine and gun violence that have left hundreds dead, Karamoja is the poster child of the paradox of plenty
  • The sub-region, which lies at the northeastern tip of the country, is endowed with mineral wealth
  • In the sprawling mines across Karamoja, firms are handing out shovels and sledgehammers to locals in the pursuit of a fortune, a practice akin to a slave-master relationship as Emmanuel Mutaizibwa writes.

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