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What caused Gen Oyite-Ojok’s helicopter crash?

On the morning of Friday, December 2, 1983, Oyite-Ojok flew to the Luweero Triangle area to inspect the army’s counterinsurgency operations against the National Resistance Army (NRA) guerrillas. The helicopter set off for the Luweero Triangle. Oyite-Ojok had laid out a strategic military plan to defeat Yoweri Museveni’s NRA guerrillas once and for all, and […]

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The Origin/ Myths of Won Nyaci

  By Dr. Eng Wana Etyem Around 1830, the first born of Omukama Kyebambe III of Bunyoro rebelled against him by declaring the southern portion of the Kingdom his own. The Prince became Omukama Kaboyo Olimi I of Tooro. An uneasy truce existed between Bunyoro and the new kid in Tooro Kingdom. Kyebambe III died and […]

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History; Bua Atyeno, The Disciplinarian

  He was a male Lango born around 1860 – 1863 in present day sub county of Apala. He was a member of Abwor clan whose father was Okwir Cong. It is believed that Bua Atyeno’s mother was not a Lango but a woman married from the present day Ethur ethnic group, the present Abim […]

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Milton Obote telling His Own Lifetime Story: Assassination Attempt, Escape After 1985 Coup

A year before his death, Milton Obote told Daily Monitor’s Andrew Mwenda about his life and times. In April, Daily Monitor published a biographical series based on those interviews. Last week, we posted the first part. Read it here   Assassination attempt: During the 1969 UPC delegates’ conference, we invited delegations from other countries. On […]

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HISTORY: Okot P’Bitek, The Man Who Fought To Liberate Uganda’s Culture

  Okot P’Bitek  was a sociologist, novelist, philosopher, theologian, footballer (on the national football team in 1958), dancer, actor and politician, although he is most remembered as a poet for his seminal long poem; Song of Lawino. Even at his most serious moments, humour never deserted him. He belonged to the era of post-colonial (anti-colonial) […]

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HISTORY: Owiny Akullu: Lango’s Early Paramount Chief

  At the heart of Acutanena village in Kamdini sub-county, Oyam district in northern Uganda is an ancient royal residence constructed at the beginning of the 20th century. It is also Lango region’s first permanent residential structure. It belongs to Lango’s early paramount chief, Rwot Owiny Akullu, who lived between 1845 and 1947. He was […]

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