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  • Africa must leave the ICC

    It has taken Africa just over a decade to conclude that the International Criminal Court (ICC), established in 2002 by the Rome Statute, is simply unfit for purpose. That certainly is the conclusion of the South African government following the recent African Union summit in Johannesburg. The institution African countries signed up for post 1998, […]


  • Without electoral reforms, 2016 is meaningless.

    The news that the NRM dominated Parliament has rejected all the seventeen (17) proposals, containing the core areas recommended for electoral reforms, leaves this country in an unstable state. It also offers no credibility to the current Electoral Commission, and does not guarantee that the 2016 general elections will be free or fair elections.  Without dialogue […]


  • Gulu Opium Farmer Accuses Police of Killing Business

    There was drama on Monday at Gulu Central Police Station after a suspected drug dealer accused police of interfering with his business. Mr Albert Omona, 51, a resident of Laroo- Pageya in Bungatira Sub County, Aswa County said he is not happy with the police for arresting him and impounding his marijuana worth Shs1 Million. […]


  • Culture, Poverty Blamed for Child Marriage in Northern Uganda

    Children in Northern Uganda have blamed the current high rate of children marriages on negative cultural practices and poverty in families. According to a recent UN child agency Unicef report, the prevalence of child marriages is highest in Northern Uganda at 59%, followed by Western region (58%), Eastern region (52%), East central (52%), West Nile […]


  • Journalist Killed in Gulu

    Journalists in Northern Uganda were last week gripped by the gruesome murder of one of their own. The female journalist working with Favor Fm in Gulu was on Monday evening found dead in her house in Kolo quarters, Layibi division in Gulu district. Ms Scovia Anena who was six months pregnant worked as a freelance […]


  • Amuru MPs to Visit Dominic Ongwen at ICC

    Legislators from Amuru District have revealed plans to visit the indicted senior commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA, Mr Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court (ICC) detention facilities in The Netherlands. The visit comes following a request made to the ICC by Mr Ogwen’s family members who earlier demanded that he first undergoes […]


  • Army Demolishes Recovered LRA’s Unexploded Ordnances

    The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) under the 4th Division Infantry headquarters based in Gulu on Sunday safely detonated dozens of bombs that were recovered at return sites by the resettling farmers while opening their gardens. The unexploded ordnances (UXOs) are believed to have been abandoned by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels during the peak […]


  • KCB Set to Join Uganda’s Banks Race for Mobile Money Transfer

    Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Uganda, a member of the KCB Group of companies has emerged as the latest bank in the country to join the race to offer its customers mobile banking services. Mobile money transfer business has emerged as the biggest threat to Ugandan banks, as more lenders seek partnerships with telecom firms to […]


  • Acholi Times Journalist Publishes book

    A correspondent for Acholi Times online news paper and also Mega Fm radio in Northern Uganda based in Gulu, Mr James Onono Ojok has authored a Poetry book titled “But My heart”. The 103 paged book has a connected Poetic story from Part one to Part six. Mr Onono said, “Working as a journalist since 2011 has been […]


  • One killed, hundreds displaced by floods

    One killed, hundreds displaced by floods

    One person has died and hundreds have been displaced after river Unyama burst its banks on Thursday following heavy rains that have been experienced in most parts of the country. The deceased only identified as Peko, a 17 year old resident of Parwaca village, Atiak Sub-county in Amuru District drowned in River Unyama as he […]


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