The environment in which Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in Uganda operate is increasingly becoming hostile. This is evident in the twist in attacks with escalating office-break-ins, kidnaps, harassment of civil society organizations and now targeted reprisals to HRDs. This situation becomes worse when the perpetrators involved are state agents such as the police and elements […]
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 […]
Bwaise, one of the prominent slums in Kampala, surrounded by Makerere, Mulago, Kawempe, Kyebando and Kasubi.
In a wake of murders, it seems no one is really taking charge of who is who in our neighborhoods. Just recently, I was called at 4:00am to go to cover a tragedy that happened Kikoni- Makerere. Apparently, Ren-Ju aged 33years formerly working at Kololo Club Seven as a waitress and Sang-Weng-Wa a 34 year […]
I cannot remember hearing of the term “Social Justice” before 5 years ago. It seems to be one of those ‘newer’ terms that have been made popular by the things that are happening in society. Or the growing awareness of the injustices that we face today. Because of that I went to great lengths to […]