The Aboke Girls

The Aboke girls are the 139 secondary school students who were abducted from the dormitories of St Mary’s College in Aboke, Uganda on the night of 10th October 1996 by…

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Uganda’s Jewish Community

At the foothill of Mount Elgon resides the Abayudaya, Uganda’s Jewish community, who have existed for 99 years. They number approximately 2,000, and are led by the Member of Parliament…

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Uganda’s Muslim Martyrs

When one thinks of martyrs and Namugongo, you would be forgiven for thinking soley of the Christian martyrs, burnt to death for their faith in 1886, on the orders of…

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The Origins of Tooro

The kingdom of Tooro is in western Uganda, and is one of the five traditional kingdoms. Its seat is in Fort Portal, where the royal palace is built, and where…

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Christianity Comes to Uganda

Christianity is now the dominant religion in Uganda, with around 85% of the population adhering to the faith. But Christianity is a rather recent import. The different tribes in what…

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The International Criminal Court

On 1st July 2002, the first permanent court designed to try perpetrators of the most serious international crimes – namely, genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of…

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Remembering the Obalanga Massacre

  The massacre at Obalanga on 15th June 2003 marked the beginning of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) invasion into the Teso sub region of Uganda. The rebels attacked the…

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Martyrs’ Day in Uganda

On 3rd June, Uganda celebrates Martyrs’ Day. It is a public holidays, which commemorates the 22 Catholics and 23 Protestants who were killed for refusing to renounce their faith between…

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