The Albertine region is an important biodiversity hotspot known for being a habitat for 39% of Africa’s mammal species, 35% of Africa’s insect species, 51% of Africa’s bird species, 19% of Africa’s amphibian species, 14% of Africa’s plant and reptile species plus 79 threatened terrestrial vertebrates according to the IUCN […]Read more
Friends of the Earth France and Uganda, together with 4 other organisations, have launched legal action to stop a landgrab and polluting oil project in Murchison Falls natural park, Uganda. “The situation on the ground is dramatic, with thousands of people already deprived of access to their livelihoods… It’s very […]Read more
People’s views about the ongoing Oil developments in their communities and how they are affected because of irresponsible oil activities being undertaken on their territories by total and the Atacama consulting
Every community member from all over the villages of Ngwedu sub-county in Buliisa district is experiencing the same complex problems. The problems are mostly linked to the theft of their land, water sources and cultural sites. Land grabbing and forceful evictions accompanied with low compensation rates which are not affected […]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
Tycoon Kahwa Francis influences on Land Grabbing and Human Rights Violation in Bullisa and Hoima Districts .
Land conflict which resembles those of Ogoni land in Niger Delta has begun to happen in the local community of Waaki and Runga in Kigorobya ,Hoima district. The local residents are calling for immediate protection from government bodies and the Civil Society organizations to save them from the brutal actions […]Read more
Over 200 Oil Refinery Affected people have volunteered to get arrested today for demonstrating against government delayed compensation.
The Oil Refinery Residents Association plan to stage a massive demonstration ahead of presidents Museveni and Magufuli visits to Hoima. In a letter dated 10th/October/2017 addressed to the Inspector General of Police , ORRA cited that they will today the 19th /October /2017 hold a peaceful demonstration in Hoima […]Read more
The availability of Oil and Gas resources was discovered by Hardman Resources Company at Mputa in Hoima ditrict in January 2006. This was immediately followed by the official announcement by the president of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni acknowledging the availability of Oil and natural gas deposits in Uganda, more so […]Read more
The Albertine Watch is informed by reliable source that over 80 refineries affected families that were set to be relocated from the refinery area by government have refused to be relocated. The government had set to relocate the oil refinery affected community on August 10, 2017.However, they have refused to […]Read more
Military armed forceful land survey in Acholi land get arm amputated at that youthful age. PHOTO CREDIT: Jomeo Richard On the Thursday the 10th/08/2017, security arrested Hon. Odonga Otto for taking part in a massive demonstration to block Honorable minister Amongin from surveying citizens land with the intention to give […]Read more