The world is waking up to the failure of those in power in Uganda to respect the fundamental objectives and principles of the 1995 Constitution of Uganda (amended 2005). Attempts by Ugandan citizens to highlight this are being thwarted by the Supreme Court, which should be upholding the Constitution. When the UN or EU … Continue reading THE WORLD STARTS TO WAKE UP TO ATROCITIES IN UGANDA
Here is some very encouraging news about the European Union's debate on Thursday 11th February and their response to the serious situation in Uganda. The strength of this outspoken and demanding response just highlights the UK's woeful failure to take any action which is so reminiscent of its failure to act in the years after … Continue reading UPDATE ON INTERNATIONAL RESPONSES TO UGANDA CRISIS
Thank you so much to the 92 people from around the world who have signed the petition so far - we really appreciate your support. Friends in Uganda have been trying to sign and share but not many have been successful so far because of internet problems due to government interference. Some also fear repercussions. … Continue reading PETITION SIGNING STARTS – but slowly!
Most of us have little reserve capacity to cope with yet another crisis in the world after all that has been going in our lives and in the world over the past year or so. And yet I am asking if you will spend a few minutes to take some simple actions on behalf … Continue reading UGANDA CAMPAIGN AND PETITION IS LAUNCHED
"What's on your mind?" That's what Facebook asked me in the "Create Post" space! So what was on my mind when I wrote on Facebook this morning? Those of you who follow me on Facebook, where I and others have been posting several updates each day, will know that the answer is, sadly, UGANDA yet … Continue reading CRISIS IN UGANDA
Following on the closing of Donald Trump's Twitter account and just three days before Uganda's Presidential and Parliamentary Elections on Thursday 14th January, Facebook has now closed President Museveni's account, as well as many other accounts belonging to senior government officials. They are accused of seeking to manipulate public debate in various illegal ways. Reuters … Continue reading FACEBOOK CLOSES PRESIDENT MUSEVENI’S ACCOUNT IN UGANDA
Our little pond and new stream continue to provide unending interest in this cold weather as the beautiful ice formations and patterns are always changing. Here are a few of the strange shapes around the stream. Yesterday, I noticed that shards of ice were growing very slowly from the edges of the pond so … Continue reading WATCHING SHARDS OF ICE GROWING ON THE POND
In his Christmas message to the people of Uganda on 22nd December 2020, Anglican Archbishop Stephen Kaziimba said (amongst other things), "I want to talk about campaigns and elections. Elected leaders are important in any country’s governance, and Christians are called to exercise their electoral responsibilities of voting and making their voices heard in the … Continue reading IS ANYTHING WORTH DYING FOR IN UGANDA TODAY?
In the midst of so much poverty and suffering, corruption and violence in Uganda, there is also so much goodness, which gives hope and inspiration. Let me tell you about some of these "little, insignificant, ordinary" people from Teso (in north eastern Uganda) who are making a difference in their own families and communities on … Continue reading HOPE AND INSPIRATION IN UGANDA
Archbishop Lwanga has called all Ugandans to pray and fast for three days (starting today, 4th January) as the country prepares for the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections on 14th January. Uganda is the country of my birth, my second home. Many of my best friends live there and I visit every year. I care about … Continue reading REFLECTIONS ON PRAYING FOR UGANDA in the run-up to the Presidential Elections