THREE DECADES LATER, BATWA CONTINUE TO SUFFER DISPLACEMENT DUE TO FORCEFUL EVICTION IN THE NAME OF CONSERVATION.

We visited the Batwa indigenous community in Kitaliro camp, Kanungu district. We learned a lot about their way of life before their eviction from the Bwindi forest and the challenges they have faced since then. This is their story. Over the years, many indigenous communities in Uganda that lived in forests have been evicted without […]

THE ANTI-LAND GRABBING BICYCLE RIDING CARAVAN

The anti-land grabbing bicycle riding caravan is on. This bicycle-riding caravan is about women coming together to stand against land grabbing in their communities. Women recognize that when land is grabbed or when evictions occur, they are the most affected with their children. In some cultures, (especially in western Uganda) bicycle riding for women is […]

“Reform Healthcare” national campaigns

Following the sharp rise of Covid-19 cases in the second wave of the global pandemic, the government imposed yet another lockdown in an attempt to halt the trend. The second wave has exposed the dysfunctional health-care system of the country riddled with high corruption putting many lives at risk. Throughout this season the media has […]

More than 600 farmers face eviction threats in Kasanje amidst the Covid19 lockdown

As the Covid-19 pandemic ravages the world, several state, and non-state actors take advantage of vulnerable communities to evict and grab their land. Several politicians, businessmen, and investors have taken advantage of the crisis and the closure of courts to illegally dismiss people from their land despite the fact that the government ceased all land […]

What happens when those meant to protect us harm us?

Do you remember Eric Mutasiga, a headteacher who was shot by the Local Defense Units (LDUs) in Mukono during the Covid-19 lockdown? His crime was defending a ‘chapati guy' (name withheld) one of his employees working at a chapati stall right in front of Eric’s retail shop where he earned his supplementary income to fend […]