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A supporter holds a poster of musician-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, in a suburb of Kampala on June 29, 2017. Wine was imprisoned and allegedly tortured following a demonstration against Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, prompting prominent artists to issue an open letter calling for his release. AFP Contributor/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Stella Nyanzi arrives at the High Court in Kampala, Uganda, in April 2017. She had been jailed for "cyber-harassment" of the president. Isaac Kasamani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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She Strips, She Swears, She Goes To Jail ... For The Good Of Her Country

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Rapid detection of outbreaks is critical. That's why the CDC partnered with Uganda on a pilot program to speed things up. Above: Workers at an Ebola emergency response center in Sierra Leone during the outbreak that began in 2014. David P. Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Agnes Igoye celebrates her birthday on International Women's Day. Above, Igoye, an anti-trafficking activist in Uganda, attends the 2016 DVF (Diane von Furstenberg) Awards in New York City. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images hide caption

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The typical asymmetrical lymphedema (lower limb swelling) seen in podoconiosis. The skin on the affected limbs is thickened with warty and mossy nodules. The toes are disfigured with joint fixation typical of advanced podoconiosis disease. Christine Kihembo/ASTMH & AJTMH hide caption

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Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, answers journalists' questions at Ri-Kwamba, in southern Sudan, in 2006. Stuart Price/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The typical asymmetrical lymphedema (lower limb swelling) seen in podoconiosis. The skin on the affected limbs is thickened with warty and mossy nodules. The toes are disfigured with joint fixation typical of advanced podoconiosis disease. Christine Kihembo/ASTMH & AJTMH hide caption

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University lecturer and activist Stella Nyanzi appears in court in Kampala, Uganda, on April 10, facing charges of cyber harassment and offensive communication. Gael Grilhot/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Battle Over Free Sanitary Pads Lands Ugandan Activist In Jail

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Families wait in line as the World Food Program prepares to deliver food aid at the Bidi Bidi refugee camp on Feb. 22 in Arua, Uganda. The continued flow of refugees from South Sudan has pushed the camp's population to more than 270,000. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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As Thousands Flee South Sudan, Ugandan Refugee Camp Becomes World's Largest

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Leya Jogo, in white, was a widowed grade-school teacher in South Sudan before her village was attacked and she ran for her life. Now, like thousands of her neighbors, she spends every day searching for water for herself and her family. Courtesy of Tim McDonnell hide caption

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