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Editor's Note

14/08/08
By IWPR
The following stories are the first of series of special reports that will be published by IWPR over the coming weeks.



With a fragile peace established in northern Uganda after 20 years of bloody war between the government and the Lord’s Resistance Army, rebuilding the region has become the focus of attention.



The rebels, currently based in Garamba Park in the Democractic Republic of the Congo, have been involved in peace talks for the past two years. For the most part, they have ceased activity in northern Uganda and their leader Joseph Kony insists that he wants peace.



The stories will focus on various challenges facing the north, such as education, health, the economy and security. The pieces have all been produced by IWPR-trained reporters working across northern Uganda.