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THE INDEPENDENT: Ongwen victims wanted tougher sentence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Dominic Ongwen’s victims wanted tougher extension: But why were they mourning alone? THE LAST WORD The new religious crusade: How the Christian faith has influenced Western intrusions into other countries to promote democracy ANALYSIS …

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Third body of Kasese mudslide victims recovered

Kasese, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Rescue teams have recovered the remains of a yet to be identified woman, one of the victims of mudslides in Bwera-Kitholu sub-county, Kasese district, four days after the incident. The landslides followed heavy rains that burst the banks of River Tunga and River Lhubiriha.  The …

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LRA victims call for psycho-social support

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Several victims of the Lord’s Resistance Army Insurgency in Agago district have asked government to extend psycho-social support to speed up their healing. The victims say the war has greatly affected their social lives, even more than a decade after guns fell silent with majority …

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Bududa landslides: 12 bodies recovered so far

Bududa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The number of bodies of the Bududa landslides victims recovered has now reached 12.  This follows the recovery of 3 more bodies on Monday using an excavator following landslides that hit Naposhi and Namasa in Bushika Sub County on Tuesday last week. More than 30 …

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LRA war victims get free surgery for bombs, bullet wounds

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Victims of the Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA insurgency in Acholi Sub-region have started benefiting from a one-week free corrective surgical camp in Lamwo district.   A team of surgeons from Uganda and Help a Child Face Tomorrow based in Kenya in partnership with Health Right Internationalstarted the …

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Bulambuli family hosts 30 landslide victims

Bulambuli, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A family in Bulambuli district has offered to host 37 victims of the recent landslides. Fresh landslides triggered by heavy rains triggered landslides in Bulambuli district on August 27th, 2019 displacing dozens of families whose house were destroyed. The landslides buried homes in Busia, Bugatisa …

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Alalo and other victims of the Ethiopia plane crash

  Paris, France | AFP |  A renowned undersea archaeologist, an MP’s entire family and a top peacekeeper were among the victims of Sunday’s plane crash in Ethiopia, along with many people working with the United Nations on development, aid and the environment. Here are some of their stories: – …

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