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June 27, 2014

SCHOLL: Battleground: Uganda

I found Uganda to be a beautiful country when I was there a couple summers ago. Winston Churchhill called Uganda the “pearl of Africa.” Indeed, it is. Outside the capital city of Kampala, the vast numbers of wild African animals run freely. As we reached a hilltop, we were overwhelmed by several huge extinct volcanoes before us. A spotted hyena studied us as we drove by; it is a rare sighting I’m told. Mountain gorillas occupy the edge of a jungle which begins in the far west of Uganda extending into the Congo. I’ve never seen a jungle during my several trips to the huge continent.

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