Many truths and many lies have been told about the war in Northern Uganda. The fact that the conflict has become deeply politicised, and that the parties involved have become parties of interest, has complicated the understanding of the conflict, and thus made it difficult to agree on a solution.
In an attempt to bring all the parties on the same wavelength and contribute to a sober and constructive debate, based on facts, The New Vision travelled all over northern Uganda, visiting the biggest camps in every district and interviewing camp leaders as well as displaced people, in an attempt to distinguish truths from lies, facts from myths.
Camps visited by The New Vision team included: Pabbo, Amuru and Atiak in Gulu district; Padibe, Mucwini and Kitgum Matidi in Kitgum district; Patongo, Rackoko and Lapul in Pader District; Barr, Erute, Aloi and Agweng in Lira District; Minakulu and Otwal in Apac District, Okude, Morungatuny and Kapelebyong in Amuria District, Teso. Els De Temmerman and Chris Ochowun write
Myths and facts about Northern Uganda