“We Shall Use Force”: Besigye is Both Wrong and Right

It seems Kizza Besigye, prominent opposition figure in Uganda, has just suggested the possibility of using violent means to free Ugandans from a dictator holding the country at ransom. One must be understanding of the emotions driving such a suggestion.  In a day’s time, Gen. Museveni will have been a military dictator for 28 consecutive […]

Obakki kede Otino

You are the paramount chief The high clergy of our people Tell us, then, the source of your wisdom “It is the free abandon of a child She laughs, knowing not her poverty She runs, knowing nothing of honor She climbs, knowing the mango is ripe Did you expect to come here seeing suffering? We […]

SU Local Coordinator Ben Ocan takes a break from driving American volunteers Kelly Curran to Amuru by motorcycle.

“The UPDF intimidates people of Amuru…no one notices”: An International Volunteer Calls for More International Accompaniment

Recently I had the opportunity to revisit Uganda with an organization, Solidarity Uganda, doing peace-building and justice-seeking work in the Northern district of Amuru. In this region, the government’s greed is superseding the well-being and rights of residents. Amuru sub-county is a very rural area that one would only have the pleasure of seeing if […]

Uganda’s law making process is a reflection of the country’s leadership crisis

Guest post by Silver Kayondo “Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” These were the words spoken by the African-American reformer, Frederick Douglass […]