9 Apr | Diana Peel | No Comments

How Jinja Became a Town

Jinja is famous as the start of the Nile’s 4000 km journey to the Mediterranean. It is the second largest urban area (with Njeru) after Kampala, and is the third most visited town in Uganda (after Kampala and Entebbe). But Jinja has not always been so prominent nor popular. When the source of the Nile …

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5 Aug | Diana Peel | 2 Comments

Idi Amin’s Expulsion of Asians

On 4th August 1972, the President of Uganda, Idi Amin, announced that Asians in Uganda had ninety days to leave the country. Amin stated that God had ordered him to do this in a dream. The expulsion order forced 50,000 Asians to leave Uganda; 20,000 of those were Ugandan passport holders. The rest were British …

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4 Jul | Diana Peel | No Comments

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 aggression. these crimes are considered so heinous that humanity as a whole is a victim, and they tend not to be punishable under domestic criminal …

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20 Jun | Diana Peel | No Comments

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 trading centre, where they killed 300 people and forced the rest of the civilian population to flee. The Teso sub-region is in Eastern Uganda, and …

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13 Jun | Diana Peel | No Comments

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 1885 and 1887. 3rd June is significant because it is the date in 1886 where the largest mass execution took place, at Namugongo, where 26 …

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About Changing Horizons

Changing Horizons is a tour company which specialises in travel to sites of historical interest in East Africa.

Our tours take you to places that are identified with past events and experiences, such as sites of great discovery, like the source of the Nile, or sites of great sacrifice, like the shrine of the Christian martyrs.

Contact Details

How to book and get further information

Email: bookings@changing-horizons.com

Business registration number: 197182

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