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 […]

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 […]

Solidarity Uganda receives bonus grant for land reserve

Our friends and funders at The Pollination Project thought we were doing a good job with the money they gave us, so they selected us from hundreds of grantees to be featured on their top 10 impact stories of 2013. We are thrilled to be featured alongside this community of effective global changemakers! This acknowledgment […]

Thanks for reposting a Mandela quote. Are you ready to die?

The world responded immediately to Nelson Mandela (Madiba)’s death: with Facebook posts. Twitter and other social media websites were blown up with pictures and quotes of one of Africa’s most notable contemporary elders. Days later, the status updates have not ceased. One would think that the people of the world are ready for revolutionary systemic […]

A small piece of the threatened land

“oil fields in our land”: A Testimony of Acaa Magrate Loum

“My name is Acaa Magrate Loum. I’m now 38 years old. Born from Lakang and got married to Loum who is now 40 years old from Lakang in 1992 when i was only 17 years old. At that time, we lived in Lakang without any problem of land dispute. We lived knowing that the land […]