How to say Joseph Kony’s name

How to say Joseph Kony’s name

Between 21 and 27 January, far away from the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the small town of Gulu in the northern region of …

 

Shedding the weight of Joseph Kony’s legacy

Shedding the weight of Joseph Kony’s legacy

 On the morning of 30 April 2004, Nara Adong woke up to terrible news. The night before, Lord’s Resistance Army rebels had attacked her village …

 

Monuments in Odek and Burcoro bring communities full circle

Monuments in Odek and Burcoro bring communities full circle

When the Justice and Reconciliation Project’s Documentation team began working with the community of Odek in Gulu district in 2014, the sense was that the …

 

Silencing the guns in Africa by 2020

Silencing the guns in Africa by 2020

Bishop Dinis Salomao Sengulane of Mozambique wears a cross made from the remains of weapons used during war, December 2015. Oryem Nyeko. Two weeks ago, I …

 

Lessons from South Africa on creating spaces for memory

Lessons from South Africa on creating spaces for memory

Overlooking the city of Pretoria from Freedom Park, a memorialisation space in South Africa. In the past two weeks I have been participating in the Institute …

 

Walking The Tight Rope: The search for judicial independence in Uganda

Walking The Tight Rope: The search for judicial independence in Uganda

Nemo dat quod non habet is a Latin maxim which  means “no one can give what he has not got.”  Uganda’s current government was ushered …

 

LRA commander’s surrender puts the spotlight back on the culpability question for child soldiers and war crimes

LRA commander’s surrender puts the spotlight back on the culpability question for child soldiers and war crimes

Early last week it was announced that Dominic Ongwen, one of five top commanders of the Ugandan rebel army, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), who …

 

SADC’s Troika, Lesotho leaders issue statement following alleged coup

SADC’s Troika, Lesotho leaders issue statement following alleged coup

1. Following the recent political and security developments in the Kingdom of Lesotho, His Excellency Jacob G. Zuma, the President of the Republic of South …

 

I am not a victim, I am a stakeholder: An interview with Lina Zedriga Waru

I am not a victim, I am a stakeholder: An interview with Lina Zedriga Waru

Women delegates greet mediator Riek Machar at the peace talks between the Lord’s Resistance Army and the government of Uganda in Jube 2007/08. Photo courtesy …

 

The role of community participation in the realization of the right to health

The role of community participation in the realization of the right to health

Health is a fundamental human right indispensable for the exercise of other human rights. Every human being is entitled to the enjoyment of the highest …