‘I Will Not Be Just Average’: How Football Took Aloh Francis From Uganda’s Warzone To Vietnam And Back

More than 50 years ago, six footballers from northern travelled to England. Famously playing barefoot, they defeated the Great British Olympic team 2-1. One of them, Okot p’Bitek, remained to study, going on to become a renowned East African poet.

More Than 10 Years Later, It’s Still Hell; Women Carry The Burden Of Ugandan War Trauma

A study found that northern Uganda had the highest rate of post-traumatic stress and depression ever recorded among displaced and conflict-affected populations anywhere in the world.

South Sudan Is An Unfinished And Broken State: Here’s The High Price Its People Have Paid For It

It’s the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis. One million have crossed into Uganda, and an additional “million or even more” are in Ethiopia, Kenya, DR Congo, and Central African Republic.

Nigeria Is Finally Winning The Battle Against Boko Haram. But Is It Losing The War?

The jihadists once controlled most of northeastern Borno and some neighbouring states, were about 15,000 strong, and even imposed a tax “for breathing”.

South Sudan: The Collapse Of An Experiment Leaves An Ugly Ethnic And Political War In Its Wake

Some estimate that South Sudan’s death toll rivals Syria’s. Its war is politically driven by the “King of the Hill” logic of a crude state formation