Inside Uganda’s Notorious Prisons: Visiting Karamagi

By Silver Kayondo, board member of Solidarity Uganda How Uganda’s jail rooms have become a menace to the country’s youth, how “orders from above” has become a blanket euphemism for abuse of statutory authority and what can be done about it. On Sunday, 2nd February, 2014 at exactly midday, I set off to visit a […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]