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Female genital mutilation: Monica Cheptilak says she was the “chairperson of the knife cutters” in her tribe before FGM was outlawed in Uganda, in 2010. She shows her tool. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Across northeast Uganda, reformed “cutters” are apologising for their sins. “I used the same knife on seven girls,” one gap-toothed woman is announcin(...)

Children at a care project in Karamoja. They have family members who are HIV-positive and are being cared for at home. Photograph: Jane Fallon Griffin

Paul extends a hand in greeting as he is introduced in a shaded room in Moroto hospital in northeastern Uganda. He is wearing a striking short-sleeve(...)