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  • Acholi Names

    A  NAMES Pronouns in Acholi an  – I, me, a – me, I en – he, she, it o – he, she, it e – him, her in – you i – you wan – we, us wa – we, us “a” is a pronoun prefix meaning “I”  possessive suffix meaning “me”(the pronoun for I […]

  • Secret Photos Reveal New African Horrors

    Documentary filmmakers in Uganda were subjected to intimidation and coercion and were the victims of break-ins while attempting to film what a former U.N. official calls “Uganda’s secret genocide” in the northern part of that country. The filmmakers say these threats came from Ugandan officials and secret intelligence organizations there. The cameraman for an American […]

  • The Acoli Love the Elephant

    The Acoli have lived side by side with the Elephant from time immemorial. They love the elephant and adore it for its size and strength, its unfaltering memory, sharp sense of hearing, intelligence and its overpowering presence and dignity. They call him ‘Lyec’ generally, but have also praise names for him, such as ‘Ocoro-oboke’, ‘Nyam […]

  • Janani Luwum

    Archbishop Luwum was a leading voice in criticizing the excesses of the Idi Amin regime that assumed power in 1971. In 1977, Archbishop Luwum delivered a note of protest to dictator Idi Amin against the policies of arbitrary killings and unexplained disappearances. Shortly afterwards the archbishop and other leading churchmen were accused of treason. On […]

  • Acholi Proverbs

    Adong medo i kom can a slap adds to the poverty or misery. Physical abusing a poor or miserable person makes that person’s problem worse. Agoro pe camo kato kulu  a type of white ant, which comes out only at night, does not eat beyond a river. Even if you are strong you should only […]

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