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Vigilantes: security or insecurity?

This comic was produced for the Centre of Public Authority and International Development (CPAID) of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). It was supported by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and the Economic Social and Research Council (ESRC).

The story focuses on a fictional town in Uganda, but is based on real events; what happens when a town tries to fight crime using vigilantes?

The narrative is based on research by Rebecca Tapscott. The artwork is by Kenyan cartoonist and comic artist Victor Ndula.

This summer we relaunched our website; the new comics journalism section is currently being developed and will be online later this fall. That's why we are publishing this comic on our blog first. Read the comic below or download the PDF version here.

This comic is part of a series of six comics on public authority in different countries in Africa. Other installments:

Making ends meet around Virunga










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