Mbabazi’s Legacy Lives on in North, says Kilak County MP Mr Gilbert Olanya, the Kilak County Member of Parliament in Amuru District has said despite the recent sacking of former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, people in the north will never forget... Read more
Aruu MP Odonga Otto Raises Fears over dumping of Oil Wastes in Nwoya Mr Odonga Otto, the Aruu County Member of Parliament in Pader district has said unsafe dumping of oil wastes in the oil rich areas in Acholi sub region is likely to alter DNA in... Read more
LRA returnees want treatment to remove Bullets stuck in their bodies Former residents of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Lord’s Resistance Army returnees want government to include them in the next phase of the Peace Recovery and Development Plan... Read more
Kony’s Wife begs for her Son One of the over 80 wives of Joseph Kony, the Lord’s Resistance Army  leader is begging for her child to be returned home to her. Ms Lucy Atong who was kidnapped by a battalion led by the late... Read more
Former IDPs turn to church for trauma healing A section of the population in Northern Uganda is today struggling to cope with the trauma caused by the war that ended over six years ago. Many traumatized people have resorted to... Read more
Gulu wants 150 million for Marburg stand by mission Ojara Martin Mapenduzi  Gulu district chairperson who is also the taskforce chairman of Ebola/Marburg has announced that Gulu district is badly indeed of about 150 million on stand by to help... Read more
South Sudanese Police Officer Arrested in Amuru over Illegal Firearm A South Sudanese police office has been arrested and detained in Uganda after he attempted to sell a gun. Mr Dominique Isawu, 34, was arrested on Tuesday by police intelligence officers... Read more
EC assures of free and fair by-election in Amuru The Electoral Commission has assured the public in Amuru district that there will be free and fair elections in the polls to elect a replacement of Ms Betty Bigombe, the woman member of parliament... Read more
Gulu Municipal turns to solar energy for street lighting Gulu municipal council has turned to solar energy to light up the streets of Gulu town. This is in a bid to reduce the hefty annual electricity bills and also improve on the street lighting in... Read more
Ker Kwaro Acholi prime Minister wants new anthem Mr Polly Phillips Okin, the Prime Minister for the Acholi Cultural Institution [Ker Kwaro] has demanded for a new Acholi Anthem saying the old one has received a number of... Read more
Time up for opposition, Todwong says The Minister without Portfolio, Mr Richard Todwong has accused the opposition of using the war situation in Northern Uganda to gain popularity in the region. Mr Todwong who is also the... Read more
Amuru RDC warns Besigye, Olara Otunnnu, Mao on Amuru upcoming poll Amuru Resident District Commissioner, Mr James Kidega Nabinson has issued a stern warning against leaders of the opposition against diverting from the official campaign program during the... Read more
Gulu Local Authorities Mount Pressure on Umeme over Power Cuts Authorities in Gulu district are mounting pressure on Umeme, the electricity distribution company over the irregular power supply that has rocked Gulu town for the last three weeks. The... Read more
Kony’s Wife begs for her Son One of the over 80 wives of Joseph Kony, the Lord’s Resistance Army  leader is begging for her child to be returned... Read more
Former IDPs turn to church for trauma healing A section of the population in Northern Uganda is today struggling to cope with the trauma caused by the war that... Read more
Time up for opposition, Todwong says The Minister without Portfolio, Mr Richard Todwong has accused the opposition of using the war situation in Northern... Read more
Amuru RDC warns Besigye, Olara Otunnnu, Mao on Amuru upcoming poll Amuru Resident District Commissioner, Mr James Kidega Nabinson has issued a stern warning against leaders of the... Read more
Aruu MP Odonga Otto Raises Fears over dumping of Oil Wastes in Nwoya Mr Odonga Otto, the Aruu County Member of Parliament in Pader district has said unsafe dumping of oil wastes in the... Read more
Wife battering not in Acholi culture, Ker- Kwaro Acholi says The Acholi Cultural Institution has warned men against misinterpreting culture to justify wife... Read more
Gulu Local Authorities Mount Pressure on Umeme over Power Cuts Authorities in Gulu district are mounting pressure on Umeme, the electricity distribution company over the irregular... Read more
South Sudanese Police Officer Arrested in Amuru over Illegal Firearm A South Sudanese police office has been arrested and detained in Uganda after he attempted to sell a... Read more
Nwoya lacks capacity to handle livestock diseases The Nwoya District Veterinary Officer, Dr James Okwir has disclosed that the district is unable to handle livestock... Read more
Ker Kwaro Acholi prime Minister wants new anthem Mr Polly Phillips Okin, the Prime Minister for the Acholi Cultural Institution [Ker Kwaro] has demanded for a new... Read more
Mbabazi’s Legacy Lives on in North, says Kilak County MP Mr Gilbert Olanya, the Kilak County Member of Parliament in Amuru District has said despite the recent sacking of... Read more
LRA returnees want treatment to remove Bullets stuck in their bodies Former residents of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Lord’s Resistance Army returnees want government to... Read more
EC assures of free and fair by-election in Amuru The Electoral Commission has assured the public in Amuru district that there will be free and fair elections in the... Read more
Gulu Municipal turns to solar energy for street lighting Gulu municipal council has turned to solar energy to light up the streets of Gulu town. This is in a bid to reduce... Read more
Gulu wants 150 million for Marburg stand by mission Ojara Martin Mapenduzi  Gulu district chairperson who is also the taskforce chairman of Ebola/Marburg has announced... Read more
Uganda baati woos Gulu locals   Safal company, the manufacturers of Uganda Baati zinc aluminium iron sheets have encouraged the population in... Read more
One dies shortly after UPDF recruitment drills One person collapsed and died on Monday after undergoing a physical drill (road run) during the UPDF recruitment... Read more
Farmers remain poor for shunning groups Much as farmers worldwide have been advised to form groups in order to reap more from their hard work, farmers in... Read more

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Features

Why Lamogi Eat Bats
Monday, 23 June 2014
Food will always differ by culture and region – in some regions,... Read More...
With declining external funding, Lacor hospital looks to local community for support
Monday, 23 June 2014
St Mary’s Hospital Lacor, one of Uganda’s leading hospitals has... Read More...
Activities in the Acholi lands in the wilderness; An asset or a liability
Monday, 15 September 2014
Farming in Lamwo, Kitgum and Pader districts in Acholi sub region has... Read More...

Opinons

A Response to Jurunga Amin’s hate campaign and letter against Acholi people
Monday, 06 October 2014
I write in response to the hate mail supposedly written by one,... Read More...
How has Acholi as a society been adapting to the 21st century speed of change until now after the war?
Monday, 06 October 2014
Change is everywhere. It is unavoidable, wherever you turn, you see... Read More...

Acholi Times Exclusive Interview

Acholi Legislators Are Not Resisting Development – Hon Reagan Okumu
Monday, 03 June 2013
The chairperson for Acholi Parliamentary Group (APG) and Member of... Read More...
Nile Award medallist Labeka Auma Okwong, 80.
Monday, 14 May 2012
When it came to education, girls were viewed as would-be prostitutes... Read More...
Ronald Reagan Okumu, Member of Parliament for Aswa County
Monday, 16 May 2011
 Acholi can recover from the war and the current economic crisis... Read More...
Ronald Reagan Okumu, Member of Parliament for Aswa County - Part 2
Monday, 23 May 2011
 In the last part of our interview, Hon Reagan Okumu talks to Acholi... Read More...

Land Issues

Opposition Leaders Sound War Drums Over Land In Amuru
Monday, 04 March 2013
“The Court and Parliament are just... Read More...
Bitter Fight Erupts Between Two Clans Over Land In Pader District
Monday, 07 January 2013
Houses were burnt, millet and maize... Read More...
Local Investors Must Speak Directly to Land Owners Not Local Leaders – Todwong
Monday, 13 August 2012
Todwong who was visiting Purongo Sub... Read More...
Legislators from Northern Uganda Say Government is Behind Land Conflicts
Monday, 13 August 2012
They made the statements last weekend... Read More...

Witness

War Orphans Survive through Stone Quarrying In Acholi Sub Region
Monday, 12 November 2012
Children in Acholi sub region who have been orphaned by the over two... Read More...
Former Abducted Girls Demand An Apology From President Museveni
Monday, 10 June 2013
Formerly abducted girls in Acholi Sub Region are demanding for an... Read More...
Male Sexual Violence Survivors in North Still Suffer in Silence
Monday, 21 July 2014
Men and boys who experienced sexual violence during the brutal... Read More...
Former LRA Abducted Girls Demand for Blanket Amnesty To Some Senior Rebels Commanders
Monday, 07 October 2013
Girls who spent years in LRA captivity are demanding that government... Read More...
Elders Say They Are being Forced into Early Graves Due to Lack of Care
Sunday, 22 July 2012
Elderly people in northern Uganda are being forced to die untimely... Read More...