The failure of the US backed plan to capture or kill the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, Joseph Kony, is not the only blemish on the soon to start trial of LRA fighter Dominic Ogwen at the Hague. There are many issues with his prosecution for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity. Firstly,
Continued testimony from Uganda’s Human Rights Commission Report – 1962-1986 led by late Justice Arthur Oder. Sula Kiwanuka. Witness We was transferred from Nile Mansions to Argentina House and thrown completely naked into a room. That was evening and mind you we had not eaten that Saturday, Sunday at Nile Mansions; that was
Witness testimony from the Uganda Human Rights Commission led by Justice Arthur Oder. James Namakajo ( journalist and intelligence officer. Inmate and witness) “ I am of the view that Mutukula in my mind symbolizes the worst that man could do to man. I think the architect of Mutukula is a very, very
Yesterday we sparred on the subject of the “no-where” movement that digs moats and builds fortresses around the psychology of presidencies in Uganda and around the continent. I called this system the praise society. It is a no-where movement because it builds a support system for a sitting president that responds to the logic that
( extracted from an email to a friend in Kampala) Greetings from the desert here in Abu Dhabi. This has been an illuminating week but one which would not be complete without an introduction, for future reference to Mr. Andrew Turihamwe. Like many Ugandans in the UAE, Turihamwe is working hard to make a living
Uganda is struggling to find a decent partner for its oil refinery project in Hoima. This project is the hallmark of the country’s approach to its petroleum resources. Since oil was discovered in commercial quantities – there has been a fork in the road for investors keen to take part in exploiting the resource but
Since coming into force, national awards, a program of formal recognition of Ugandans whose contributions to the community reflect its best and most deserving attempts at nationalism and patriotism, has conferred 14,884 awards. Now the Ugandan parliament led by its charismatic two-time Speaker Hon. Rebecca Kadaga intends to give the standard heroes award to all
If the announcement of oil production licenses, to the most credible consortium likely to commercialize Uganda’s oil find, had arrived two or three- or even five years ago, the accompanying euphoria could have served as the desperate morale boost that the government currently needs. Instead this significant announcement made this week passed with little fanfare.