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  • Ongwen’s guilty verdict from the eyes victims

    By John Okot Torina Abalo lost her entire family in one night in 2005. She was preparing to go to bed when she heard unknown people shouting expletives. It was very dark.  The voices turned out to be of LRA rebels. The rebels had surrounded Lukodi Internally Displaced (IDP) camp and were torching huts and […]


  • ICC Convicts Ongwen of 61 War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

    By Tom Maliti International Justice Monitor  The International Criminal Court (ICC) has convicted Dominic Ongwen, a former commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), for  61 out of the 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity  he had been charged with committing in northern Uganda more than 15 years ago. Trial Chamber IX on […]


  • Lapolo’s friendship transcended politics

    Jimmy Odoki Acellam   The late Gulu Resident District Commissioner Major Santo Okot Lapolo has been described as a hands on and pragmatic leader whose death is not only a big loss for Acholi but Uganda. Lapolo passed away on Saturday morning at Mulago Hospital after a referral from Gulu Regional Hospital where he was initially […]


  • Selling of Acholi Land Will Lead To Permanent Displacement

    By Laroker P’Okot We live in very challenging times. The recent surge in the advertisement of “land for sale” and of interest in land acquisition in Acholiland must be very unsettling in the spirit world of our ancestors.  The rate at which land agents are putting up advertisements screaming for buyers and subsequently selling off […]


  • Buganda Provincialism And The Daudi Ocheng Project

    By Pilipo Oruni Oloya Buganda provincialism has always expressed itself in the most unlikely situation. The British were aware of Buganda nationalism and were under no illusion that Buganda would loyally remain part of Uganda forever. I believe that it was in preparation for this eventuality that the British engineered one of the most ambitious […]


  • Pastor, 50 Others Arrested For Conducting Prayers In Gulu

    By Jesse Johnson James A Gulu Pastor and 50 members of his congregation were on Sunday morning arrested for conducting prayers in contravention of Covid-19 guidelines. Kenneth Cupu of Grace Church of Christ in Gulu West Division in Gulu City was found in the church praying with 50 others after police stormed the church. Jimmy […]


  • 10 Oxen, 6 Ox Ploughs Meant for Poor Recovered From Agago Leaders

    By Mildred Auma The office of the Inspectorate of Government (IGG) on Thursday last week recovered from Agago leaders 10 oxen and 6 ox ploughs distributed two weeks ago under the NUSAF3 project. The leaders including councilors, an LC3 Chairman, two teachers and a Gombolola Internal Security Officer reportedly removed the names of the rightful […]


  • Gulu University Library Ceiling Razed by a Fire

    Jesse Johnson James A fire on Saturday evening brought down the ceiling board of the Gulu University library. The fire is suspected to have been triggered when electricity got back.  A security guard at the university said he saw smoke from the ceiling board of the main library a few seconds when electricity came back. The […]


  • 300 Private School Teachers in Gulu Receive Food Aid

    Jesse Johnson James A total of 300 private school teachers rendered jobless due to the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday last week received food aid. The teachers received 10kgs of maize flour and 5kgs of beans each. The donation came from Restore International, a charity organization that runs Restore Leadership Academy, a private school in Amuru […]



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