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Nach Pakwach sind wir mit dem leersten aller Minibusse gekommen. Am Ende der Fahrt hatten wir die komplette letzte Reihe für uns, und ich fragte mich, ob dies das Ende der Welt markierte. Die beschloss aber, noch ein Weilchen weiter zu existieren, so dass wir Ugandas einzige Stadt am Nil und seine etwa 23.000 Einwohner kennenlernen konnten. Weiterlesen


Finally Gulu – Endlich Gulu

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We had planned to visit Gulu five years ago but back then, it had been a matter of time to decide either to visit Gulu or to climb Mount Elgon in the east. We have had some setbacks when it came to visiting Uganda’s unique nature reserves. Often, it was only possible to reach a national park at great expense and with the utmost effort, paying hundreds and hundreds of Dollars only for permits, entrance fees and the transport to the park. As a compensation, we had decided to not visit Gulu and climb Mount Elgon instead. Weiterlesen

Kitgum – Versöhnung im Zentrum des Schreckens – Reconciliation at the centre of terror

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Kitgum ist eine ruhige und entspannte Kleinstadt im Norden Ugandas und wäre mit seinen etwa 45.000 Einwohnern kaum erwähnenswert, würde es sich bei der Stadt nicht auch um das langjährige Machtzentrum Joseph Konys und seiner Lord´s Resistance Army (LRA) handeln. Von hier aus überzogen die pseudo-religiös fanatisierten Schlächter zwei Jahrzehnte lang den gesamten Norden mit blankem Grauen. Weiterlesen

Along a riverbed – Entlang eines Flussbetts

Between / Zwischen Kaabong & Kidepo Valley NP, Karamoja, Uganda

Daily labour – Tägliche Arbeit

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Between / Zwischen Kaabong & Kidepo Valley NP, Karamoja, Uganda

Nakapelimoru & the Karamojong – Nakapelimoru & die Karamojong

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100 kilometres north of Moroto lies Kotido, a small and either dusty or muddy town in the centre of the huge Karamoja plains. Undistinguishable Kotido is mainly interesting because of its proximity to Nakapelimoru, one of the largest traditional settlements in eastern Africa. Approximately 10.000 Karamojong are living in Nakapelimoru. The settlement consists of traditional kraals, concentric circular enclosures and corrals to protect their cattle as well as the thatched huts of the families. From above, those small circles glued together in bigger circles resemble foam, sticking together like bubbles and forming a huge geometric structure – a Manyatta. The innermost corral is always reserved for cattle. Weiterlesen

documenta 14

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documenta 14, Kassel Weiterlesen

Neugierig, aber schüchtern – Curious but shy

On Karamoja´s roads – Auf Karamojas Pisten

Zwischen Soroti und Katakwi – Between Soroti and Katakwi

Die Straßenbauarbeiter meines Vertrauens – My favourite trusted road construction workers


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e/d Return to Kampala – Rückkehr nach Kampala

Five years after our first visit to Uganda and its capital, we finally revisited Kampala in July – twice. Of course, it´s a characteristic African capital, which means that it has got a modern town centre as well as sheds, huts and slums as far as the eye can see – for probably close to two million inhabitants. But set on “seven hills” amidst a rolling landscape one can also instantly observe the ongoing battle for the souls and the lives of the Ugandan people while looking at Kampala. A battle, which failed to attract my attention back then, but therefor this time, it struck me right away! Weiterlesen