Why We Should Include Men in Promoting Women Empowerment

By: Aliker David Martin A few days ago, I got an invitation from Women in Action for Women (WAW) to make a presentation on,”Strengthening the process of participation of women and girls in applying UNSCR 1325 and related resolutions.” at Churchill Courts Hotel in Gulu. This was a workshop that would host more than 10 […]

TROY BUTTIMER FOUNDATION (TBF) LAUNCHED IN GULU

By David Martin Aliker A new community based football club has been launched in Gulu. The Troy Buttimer Foundation (TBF). The focus of The Troy Butimmer Foundation is to identify, tap raw talent and develop the football talents of youngsters in the age bracket below 8 years and below 10 years. Troy is a youngster aged […]

Karin Marathon: Gulu’s Starface Using Creative Art to Serve Humanity

By David Martin AlikerThe 1st Annual Karin Health Marathon 2018 successfully took place today. The event was organized by a christian based Charity Karen Community Initiative Uganda (KCIU) Karin Community Initiative Uganda (KCIU) is a local faith-based, not for profit organization providing health care in the communities, founded by Christians who realized a need to […]

ACF 2018: Why Did Hon. Jacob Oulanyah Close his Eyes?

By David Martin Aliker The 2nd edition of the 3 day Acholi Cultural Festival 2018 (ACF 2018) ended December 15th,2018; but why is this event important to the Acholi People? While the motto of the Acholi people is Ribbe Aye Teko (Unity is Strength); ironically, it’s not so often that Acholi Unite but the Acholi Cultural […]

Reasons to Bring Children for Acoli Cultural Festival (ACF 2018)

Marcus Garvey, a Jamaican-born black nationalist leader who sought to connect people of African descent worldwide once said,” a people without the knowledge of their past history,origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” The 2nd edition of the Acoli Cultural Festival started today at Kaunda Grounds in Gulu with immense dignity and pride […]

What You Missed at Gulu’s Wer Waa Art Festival

Recently, festivals have become the real deal in Gulu’s social scenes. From Film Festival, Acholi Cultural Festival to Paul Mutanga’s Open Mic Festival and now Wer Waa Art Festival. But what is an art festival? An arts festival is a festival that can encompass a wide range of art genres including music, dance, fine art, […]

Comparing MTN Marathon Negligence and Maternal Health Negligence.

  Sunday, November, 11th, 2018 Gulu successfully held its MTN Marathon. MTN Uganda has set Sunday 25th November 2018 as the date for the 15th Edition of the MTN Kampala Marathon. Unlike the previous years where a single marathon was held annually, this year, as the leading telecom marks its 20th anniversary,  3 regional runs […]

Is Our Memorials to the Dead Doing More Harm Than Good?

By: Aliker David Martin Saturday November 12th, 2016 Kenneth Akena Watmon, 33, a   Kasese Child Protection Specialist, was shot in the stomach and died at Norvik Hospital on Sunday morning. Next week will mark two years since Akena died and a number of memorial activities like a Pool Tournament, Public Lecture and Prayers have been […]

The 5 New Things in this Year’s Acoli Cultural Festival (ACF 2018)

By: David Martin Aliker Marcus Garvey a Jamaican-born Black Nationalist and leader of the Pan-Africanism Movement once said, “a people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” In an effort to connect with their history, origin and culture; Ker Kwaro Acoli and the Acoli people intend […]

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