Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 18:18
In a first for Uganda, the International Crimes Division (ICD) opened this week the main war crimes trial in the case of former Lord's Resistance Army commander Thomas Kwoyelo. This piece answers questions that readers might have about the trial.
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 14:44
Help is hard to come by for survivors with untreated bullet and bomb injuries sustained during the conflict in Northern Uganda. This piece lays out in detail how many of the survivors still have to live with the excruciating day-to-day effects of their injuries without any help from the government, an experience the writer says is akin to having “rotting [flesh and blood] as if they had been bitten by the most poisonous snakes.”
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 14:21
By Lino Owor Ogora
The confirmation of charges hearing against Thomas Kwoyelo, which was scheduled to start on Monday, July 23, has been postponed again, indefinitely this time. The reason for the postponement is purportedly due to lack of funds. This makes it the third postponement in a row and leaves uncertainty on whether the charges against Kwoyelo will be confirmed.
Kwoyelo, a former commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), is...
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:20
Dominic Ongwen, the first Ugandan indictee from the rebel group the Lords Resistance Army, is likely to face a long trial at the ICC. But his former bush wife, Florence Ayot (35), still hopes that one day he’ll come back so they can be together and take care of their two children.
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 11:40
Rebel movements that prevent sexual violence may be motivated to ensure good relations with the local population for pragmatic, operational reasons. They need shelter, food, information and recruits. But going further, how do they achieve sexual discipline over their fighters?
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 10:06
What is causing the delays in former Lord’s Resistance Army commander Thomas Kwoyelo's trial?
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 21:07
Former Ugandan rebel Opono Opondo was abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) as a child and forced to participate in the rebel groups reign of terror over Northern Uganda, but later granted amnesty by the Ugandan government. Despite this he has been turned away by his family and community in the northern city of Gulu. He's the subject of the new film by Maartje Wegdam and Ariadne Asimakopoulos aptly titled “No place for a rebel”. Their interview has been published here as part of Justice Hub’s #MyJustice series.
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 23:40
On 20 April 2017, the Uganda People’s Defence Force received its first contingent pursuing the leader of Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony in the Central African Republic.
This is followed by reports of a decision by the Ugandan government to withdraw its soldiers from the mission pursuing Kony’s rebel group saying that it has been neutralised.
Let’s Talk, Uganda spoke with local northern Ugandans about what they think about this move.
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 09:32
There are only two months to go before Dominic Ongwen, the former Lord's Resistance Army commander in Uganda, starts his pre-trial process at the ICC. He’s charged with more counts than any other person so far at the ICC.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 16:57
A former child soldier who was abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army recounts his experiences fighting for eight years with the rebels. When he managed to escape, he was forgiven by his community, and he believes Dominic Ongwen should be forgiven too.