Communities in Karamoja face an uphill task organising to beat international capital and authoritarian politics.
Liam Taylor is a freelance journalist reporting from Uganda since 2016.
Kakwenza Rukirabashaija says he has fled Uganda for treatment after he was tortured during a month in detention.
Opposition leader claims he won disputed presidential vote and lists demands, including release of political prisoners.
Tensions between longtime leader Yoweri Museveni and the US escalate amid continuing human rights violations in Uganda.
Security forces have detained hundreds of people as President Yoweri Museveni faces his fiercest opposition in 35 years.