This research in Pakwach district was conducted between February and May 2019, the research reveals the practical and human rights consequences that local government and security forces had carried out arbitrary arrests and detentions, used physical violence, and seized or destroyed the property of fishermen communities. Fishermen told the Albertine […]Read more
The court in Uganda has allowed the destruction of 22 square miles of part of Bugoma Central Forest Reserve in Hoima District to pave way for sugarcane growing.
The Bugoma Forest is a protected tropical forest that is situated southwest of Hoima and northeast of Kyenjojo towns, and east of Lake Albert, in the Hoima district of western Uganda. It was gazetted in the 1930s and came under the mandate of the National Forestry Authority in 2003. The […]Read more
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — An ace Swedish programmer who was an early, ardent supporter of WikiLeaks has been arrested in Ecuador in an alleged plot to blackmail the country’s president over his abandonment of Julian Assange. But friends of Ola Bini say the soft-spoken encryption expert is being unfairly targeted […]Read more
This Blog post is to help free our friend Ola who has done so much for this world. The Albertine Watch can attest to that and it pains us to see what is happening to him! Please read and take action. it is very important. Call the President of Ecuador […]Read more
Environmental Defender Amanzuru is receiving death threatening messages from Ugandan Ministry of Health Employee Kevin Kelike Aza
Adjumani: Environmental Human rights defender William Leslie Amanzuru is receiving death threatening messages from Kevin Kelike Aza , a midwife with Ugandan Ministry of Health in Gulu district. According to the twitter posting by Amanzuru its believed that the threats against him is getting to another sophisticated level that needs […]Read more
About 500 households who were evicted by Hoima Sugar Limited in 2013 are still helpless and they have nowhere to go to. Hoima Sugar Limited evicted about 6000 indigenous communities of Bakiga ,Banyoro and some Alur communities from 1,300 acres in Kijayo, Buhaguzi county in Kikube district to pave way […]Read more
Police in Panyimur, Pakwach district are working closely with Congolese counterparts to smuggle drugs, timbers , fuel and cattle raiding. Evidence from Dei revealed that Police are conducting illegal activities that involve smuggling of timbers, cattle raid and drugs dealings. This reports come as a result of long time investigation […]Read more
Use of Ugandan roads by South Sudan army to conduct their operations is causing fear amongst local population in West Nile
South Sudan People’s Liberation Army-in Government (SPLA-IG) have resorted to using Ugandan roads for safety in order to conduct their operations. On Monday night, the South Sudan army in a long convoy drove from Yei via Oraba border in Koboko to Moyo district as they carried out their operations along […]Read more
Albertine region’s Human Rights Defenders receiving threats from Government officials ,business men and Oil companies.
There are concerns for the safety of human rights defenders working in the Albertine region of Uganda as they confront land grabbing and severe abuse of natural resources in the Albertine Graben . Human Rights Defenders in the region are systematically being targeted for their stands on environmental destruction being […]Read more