WOMEN IN THE ALBERTINE REGION UNITE AGAINST LAND GRABBING

The Albertine region is famous for the oil discovered in the region a couple of years ago. The Albertine region is made up of several districts that include Buliisa, Kasese, Masindi, Kanungu, Rukungiri, Hoima, Kagadi and Ntoroko.  While the oil discovery would be a source of economic growth and development for the region, it hasn’t […]

SOLIDARITY UGANDA AWARDS

Each year, Solidarity Uganda awards strategic, courageous, and progressive members of society for their contributions toward social and political change. There are two awards. The first is the Activist of the Year Award, given to an activist in Uganda for front line work on liberating Uganda from the grip of oppression. The second is the […]

The Film screening Caravan

“Sometimes all we need is a little push and encouragement from those that have been in the struggle” -Community Member.   Since its inception, Solidarity Uganda has focused on inspiring, training and providing strategic guidance to empower communities with skills and knowledge/ power for strategic nonviolent actions and movement building against injustice and oppression. This […]

Prospects for revolution in Africa’s 54 countries

An overview of the current political situation in 54 African countries shows that many movements are making gains in the struggle against authoritarianism. This article was written by our Director and was first published by our partners on https://wagingnonviolence.org/ A lot has changed since I arrived in Uganda in 2009. At that time, mass mobilization […]

#SaveApaaNow

Land grabbing has become Uganda’s label. It is in Uganda were a government official(s) or an investor(s) comes and orders you to vacate your land at a snap of a finger. The moment you differ from that, be sure to receive a thorough beating, brutal arrest or even face death. The People of Apaa Amuru […]

NOT YET FREE: A STATEMENT FROM PHIL AFTER ARREST

There are those who hate the one who upholds justice in court and detest the one who tells the truth. You levy a straw tax on the poor and impose a tax on their grain. Therefore, though you have built stone mansions, you will not live in them; though you have planted lush vineyards, you […]

Coloreds and Collareds: The Origins of Hate

About half a century ago, there was this race-based struggle going on within my country, in which blacks wanted to simply claim they were human beings like the rest of the world. At the present day, many of us look back on the phenomenon of separate drinking fountains and bathrooms as laughable. How could we […]

The Real Reasons I don’t Give Ugandans Money

“There was a lecturer I had from England who once told me, ‘You are very different, Felix. You never ask me for money’,” the Reverend explained as he rode us on the back of his motorbike on our way to check on my land in Kole District. “It’s very bad when people ask visitors for […]

Oringa visiting Canada

Interview with Chris Oringa

An interview with Christopher Oringa, Director of NOTE (Northern Operations for Transformational Education), a chapter of Solidarity Uganda.  Oringa enlights us on the 100,000 acre land dispute in Amuru District. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/4502489″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]