Gulu to Plant One Million Trees Every Planting Season

By David Martin Aliker Today Gulu which will soon turn into a city is celebrating for the first time World Environment Day. CEED Uganda organized a community dialogue with support from GIZ in partnership with Gulu District Local Government, Ker Kwaro Acholi, Advance Africa,Gulu University and Afrigreen Sustain. The theme of the dialogue is: Fight […]

Past Conflicts Responsible for Current Lawlessness in Arua

By David Martin Aliker The Deputy Resident District Commissioner (RDC) of Arua Alice Akello has lamented past conflicts as responsible for the current lawlessness in Arua. “Today the youths here do not listen to elders and authority any more but are busy consuming drugs and alcohol hence an increase in mob justice.” The Deputy RDC […]

Striker Tito Okello Eyeing Uganda Cranes Dream.

By David Martin Aliker Saturday 11th, 2019 as Manchester City was tussling it out with Liverpool to determine who the Champions of English Premier League 2018/2019 were; in Uganda’s Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) Drum, Acholi were playing West Nile in a thrilling match at the Green Light Stadium in Arua. More than one […]

Why You Must Attend Ceed’s Gulu Go Green Marathon

By Aliker David Martin Historically, the geographical place called Gulu was believed to have acquired its name from its environment. It is reported that around 1910, a British man stood under a thick hermaphroditic Olam tree and asked for the name of the place with a fig tree (Olam) of the species of ficus sycamores […]

Gulu Gets its First Lingerie Only Shop

By Aliker David Martin Ugandan media a few weeks ago was awash with debates on Miss Curvy contest and how it can promote Tourism. The State Minister for Tourism Mr. Kawanda Godfrey Ssubi supported this event by saying, “Uganda’s Miss Curvy is meant to promote beauty in diversity.” Uganda is honestly blessed with well curved […]

MTN EXPO@20: Sergeant Jennifer Nyatoo’s Love and Loyalty to MTN

March 15th, 2019 as part of the 20 years in service anniversary celebrations, MTN held a special luncheon for its most loyal pioneer customers who have kept with it for 20 years at Boma Hotel-Gulu MTN Uganda is all set to start a six-month-long celebration to mark 20 years of operations in Uganda. In 1998, […]

Article Review: Assessing the Health Risks of Consuming ‘Sachet’ Alcohol in Acoli, Uganda

By Aliker David Martin Last week, Daily Monitor reported on a Study that found deadly metals in sachet Waragi sold in Acholi.  This is a scientific scholarly article of more ten thousand words in over than twenty pages In this blog post, my intention is to review this scholarly article to a more user friendly and […]

Friday Nights: Castle Light Beer Redefines Corporate Night in Gulu

Sometime last year, our company had a guest from a leading media house in the country. Since it was the last Friday of the month, she was feeling loaded and asked that she reciprocates the good gesture by hosting us to a night out. Before a decision on the venue of the night out could […]

The Politics of Porridge at Gulu University Guild Race

By David Martin Aliker In 1996, at the climax of the Lord Resistance Army (LRA) conflict, a young ambitious lawyer who had previously been elected President of the then prestigious Makerere University Students Guild Norbert Mao competed against Former Minister Hon. Betty Bigombe. Norbert Mao recognized that Hon. Betty Bigombe who had the backing of […]

Hon. Okin P.P’s Election Shines a Ray of Hope for Acholi Parliamentary Group (AGP)

Early this week, Acholi Parliamentary Group (APG) elected Hon. Okin Polly Phillip as its new Chairman. Hon. Okin P.P is also an elected member of parliament for Chua West County, Kitgum District. Besides, serving as the Vice Chairperson of the Committee on Local Government Accounts, Hon. Okin will have an uphill task to restore public […]

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