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  • The UPDF & The Monkey

      What about the UPDF? Is a question that officials of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have been asked endless times during outreaches in northern Uganda. In response, ICC officials have for years had a near- standard response: We don’t have evidence to warrant issuing arrests warrants for elements within the UPDF. To many in northern […]


  • Beatrice Anywar’s Self- Dug Political Grave

    Double- think, wrote the English writer George Orwell in his classic ‘‘1984’’, is to ‘‘to know not to know, to hold two simultaneous opinion …knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them’’. Kitgum Municipality Member of Parliament Beatrice Anywar stunningly voted for the removal of article 102(b) from the constitution to allow […]



  • Acholi Cultural Festival: Hullabaloo Over Chief Guest

    From being ‘‘Chief Viewer’’ of the eclipse to ‘‘Chief Mourner’’ and many more, it is not madness if one asserts that Uganda has been reduced to having only one Chief Guest. Events organisers around the country worth the ink used to write their names know this fact—that President Museveni’s is Uganda’s only chief guest. How a […]


  • Museveni Is a Delicate Guest at The Acholi Cultural Festival

    On Saturday I met a friend- Awel Uwihanganye whose NGO (CEED) is at the centre of organising the Gulu Marathon. Awel is very passionate about events in northern Uganda and has worked with many nonprofits in the region. After exchanging pleasantries, the first issue that popped up in our conversation was whether I will be […]


  • A security Guard & a District Police Commander, What Happened?

    What would an ununiformed, unarmed district police commander be doing alone in a deserted part of Gulu town in the wee hours of a Wednesday  morning? That is  the question many in Gulu are asking after Joseph Ayiki, the acting Gulu district police commander was shot in the leg by a security guard at TAK […]


  • Despite Efforts, Gender Based Violence Rages On In Northern Uganda

      By Ruth Atim “I was a very violent man who would drink a lot and batter his wife,” confesses Michael Ali, 38, from Coo-pee village about 8kms out of Gulu town. Mr Ali, is now considered a ‘‘model Man’’ after having undergone training by Gulu Women Economic Development and Globalization (GWED- G), a Gulu-based NGO […]


  • Former Child Soldier In Lord’s Resistance Army Receives Peace Award

    By Christian Today  A former child soldier who was sexually assaulted and forced into Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) will be awarded for her role in peace building in Uganda this week. Angela Atim Lakor will receive the Marsh Award for Peace-making and Peace building from the prestigious Wilton Park in London after she co-founded the Watye […]


  • Witness Talks of Seeing LRA Leader Being Possessed by Spirits

    By Tom Maliti, International Justice Monitor A former long-serving member of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) told the International Criminal Court (ICC) that sessions during which the LRA leader said he was possessed by spirits helped bind young members to the rebel group. Witness P-070 told the court on Monday that LRA leader Joseph Kony told […]


  • We are back!

    Dear our esteemed reader, As you may have noticed,  in the past couple of weeks we were offline due to technical challenges.  But even when we came back online, we were unable to regularly update the site.  We are happy to announce that we are now back to serve you with reliable and regular news […]


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