A brief video tour of child refugees in northern Uganda. There has been a war going on in northern Uganda ever since 1987 between A brief video tour of child refugees in northern Uganda. There has been a war going on in northern Uganda ever since 1987 between the rebels of the LRA ( Lord's Resistance Army) and the Ugandan government troops.
In 1996, President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni ordered that all villagers in the Acholi region of Gulu and Kitgum districts must relocate and start living in refugee camps they call 'Protected Camps." This camps have instead become death camps and in some cases, even worse than concentration camps that were in Germany. People living in these camps have been abused, women and young girls raped by Ugandan soldier who are supposed to protect them and LRA rebels come at will to abduct the children.
By 2004, the population of these camps spiked at over 2 million people. The international community has ignored this tragedy and Uganda's Western donors like Britain and USA, have instead continued to supply Ugandan government troops with arms and munitions as well as funds. These arms are later used to brutalized the civilians in northern Uganda.
Video tour of Gulu town, Northern Uganda. Notice the traffic pattern, numbers of bikes, people walking, etc. This is a very busy city.
A video tour journal of an American volunteer's driving experience in rural Africa, Northern Uganda. Notice the bumpy rides, state of the roads and traffic pattern. Enjoy!
A Safari Journal by Megan Young touring the Muchison Falls in Northern Uganda. Northern Uganda has some of the most best parks for Safari. This is an amateur video recorded in 2006.
A group of toothless refugees laugh it off on camera at a refugee camp in northern Uganda. these refugees are part of over 2 million refugees forced to live in deplorable and inhuman conditions for the last 22 years. For details, please visit www.africaproject.net
4th of July Fireworks in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania July 2004 by Zambelli Fireworks. Welcome to America where everything is done in a big way!
A photo journal slideshow of the current human conditions in N. Uganda.
Traditional West African drumming performed by Umoja Africam Company, a Pittsburgh, PA based organization that works to promote culture and diversity.
Video credits, Peter Okema Otika
A short documentary showing the humanitarian conditions of people in the Acholi region of northern Uganda have faced 22 years of war and over 2 million holed up in concentration camps. Uganda is a good friend of USA and USA actually sponsors many projects in Uganda including funds for HIV, education and even the Uganda military. However, the US government does not want to talk about this war that has killed hundreds of thousand people and as many as 60,000 innocent children abducted and used as child soldiers by both the government and the LRA rebels. Video credit, Peter Okema Otika
A guy at a local Pittsburgh African festivals talks about the book "The Story of Little Black Sambo," a book that was banned in the USA for promoting a racist attitude to its readers.
Bwola dance of the Acholi people of northern Uganda. This is a traditional royal dance of the Acholi people that has been in existence since the 1500 AD. Its considered one of the most beautiful and majestic dance only comparable only to the Zulu dance of South Africa. This video was recorded by Megan Young of the Africa Project, Pittsburgh. Megan lived in northern Uganda in 2006.