How safe are we?

“He’s gone,” a workmate of mine bellowed from the corner of our office. He hurriedly walked over and showed me. “Look. He’s gone,” he asserted, his hands trembling with fear. His eyes, bloodshot and his face quickly registered fear. He showed me gory pictures of the former AIGP, late Felix Kaweesi, who had just been gunned […]

The Monsters Online

The internet is generally a place where folks from around the world get together and agree that Cats are more adorable than dogs. And they do this through images, gifs, audio and a whole lot of videos. There might be the occasional dog lover who will put up a lengthy video of his dog fetching […]

Freedom of speech, expression and internet use under threat in Uganda

Uganda has well-articulated and documented laws safeguarding the rights of person and freedoms of speech, expression and internet use. In Africa, the country has the second best provisions and articles promoting the freedoms of expression and information access enshrined in the 1995 constitution which is only second to that of South Africa. The 1995 Constitution […]

Why it is important for bloggers to keep themselves safe online

Every month, 10 Ugandan bloggers meet to discuss social justice issues. The 10 bloggers meet to talk about different areas of concern as raised from activities by the various Connect Voices of citizen’s partners in Uganda. The bloggers then write stories that stream into the Social Justice blog. These bloggers are Ruth Aine, Davidson Ndyabahiika, […]

Women, Land and Food Security

The prolonged dry spell that ravaged the country for the past months left almost 10.9million Ugandans food insecure, a joint inter-ministerial statement laid in Parliament on February 14th noted. This number is expected to rise, with 1.58 million needing food relief. The eminent food scarcity is mainly attributed to the scanty rains that the country […]