Ongoing peace talks hold out hope for stability in northern Uganda, a region torn apart by war for 20 years. But experts say the war is only part of the reason northern Uganda suffers the country’s worst rates of HIV infection and death from AIDS. Diane and her guests talk about Uganda’s struggle for peace and what it could mean for the civilians of northern Uganda.

The recording of the “night commuter” children was used with the permission of the Uganda Conflict Action Network (link at right). To listen, go to the Uganda-CAN home page, click on the “Background” tab to the left and go to the “Audio Journals” page.


  • John Prendergast Co-chair of the ENOUGH Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity
  • Dr. Julian Atim Ugandan physician. Dr. Atim is visiting the U.S. to receive an award from Physicians for Human Rights for her work providing health care in the refugee camps of Northern Uganda.
  • Shannon Meehan Deputy director for advocacy at the International Rescue Committee

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