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Climate change

Climate change fuels violence as hunger drives cattle poaching in East Africa

East Africa’s population is increasingly on the sharp end of climate change impacts.

Photo: Jocelyn T Edwards

The cattle keepers of Karamoja have raided each others’ herds for generations: for prestige, to pay dowries and increase wealth. But the thefts are increasingly driven by hunger caused by a changing climate. Jocelyn T Edwards reports from Uganda

Number 25 July 2011

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