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In the north, a different popular singer articulates the people’s widespread frustrations and recent memories of violence. Garbed in red designer jeans, shirt and a jacket, Bosmic Otim sits under a tree, scrolling through his phone. Every inch the popstar, he is prepared to make us wait. Half an hour later, his entourage show up with a video camera. They record all his interviews, he says, for “future reference”. Bosmic, 34, is barely known outside northern Uganda. But here in the Acholi region, he is a superstar, his songs played everywhere from buses to bars. In 2006, his music became the soundtrack …