alert status : Genocide alert


Genocide stage:



Affected groups:

  • civilians

  • women

  • children


Current situation:

  • the minorities listed above are getting caught in the crossfire of the clashes between the northern and southern ethnicities.


Families of Those Killed in Kasese Attacks Still Waiting for Justice

Ugandan authorities have failed to investigate the police and military responsible for killing more than 100 people in western Uganda in 2016.

Two years after Ugandan government forces killed more than 100 people in Kasese, western Uganda, family members of those missing or killed still wait for justice.

On November 26, 2016, following years of tensions bet...

October 11, 2018

Ongoing Tensions; Many Civilians Still Detained

A Ugandan soldier guards the remains of the destroyed palace of Charles Wesley Mumbere, king of the Rwenzururu, after Uganda security forces stormed the compound in Kasese town, western Uganda on November 27. December 1, 2016.

 © 2016 James Akena/Reuters 

(Nairobi) – Ugandan authorities have failed to investigate the police and military responsible for killing more than 100 peo...

February 15, 2018

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Ugandan authorities to investigate newspaper reporter Charles Etukuri’s abduction in order to identify those responsible and find Etukuri as quickly as possible. He was kidnapped on 13 February, five days after writing an article implicating Uganda’s counter-intelligence agency in the death of a visiting Finnish businessman.

An investigative reporter for New Vision, a pro-government...

When Agnes Acayo escaped from the rebel group who had abducted her at the age of nine, she felt overjoyed to be free and back home at last. She had spent 10 years in captivity as a child soldier and later was forced to marry a member of the Lord’s Resistance Army(LRA) in Uganda.

Now 30, Acayo, like many of her fellow female ex-combatants, is stuck in a cycle of poverty, despite government promises that they would be helped. Aca...

November 21, 2017

Executive Summary

Uganda suffers from inefficient patronage politics and a downward spiral of declining governance, poor economic performance and local insecurity. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, in power since 1986, appears unwilling to step down; supporters and detractors alike expect him to rule until he dies or engineers a handover to a close ally or family member. He will be 77 by the next election in 2021 and is poised...

Executive Summary

As weak African states face growing insurgencies, they do what weak states tend to do: subcontract certain security functions to non-state actors or vigilante groups, many of which had taken up arms to protect their communities. This approach at times is viewed as a necessity, but is often dangerous, particularly in politically fluid and fractious states. The more fragile the state, the more it is dependent on...

A community member in Lukodi stands next to a memorial of a May 19, 2004 massacre, one of the atrocities for which Dominic Ongwen is facing charges before the International Criminal Court. Over 4,000 victims are participating in the trial. © 2016 G. GT.

Testimony before the International Criminal Court (ICC) resumed this month in the case against Dominic Ongwen, a Ugandan former commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Th...

July 25, 2017

Uganda, the country with the world’s fastest growing refugee burden, is failing to secure the help it needs to care for those forced across the border from South Sudan by war and hunger.

Close to one million South Sudanese refugees, 86 percent of them women and children, have settled in northern Uganda as a result of the crisis. On average, 2,000 people arrive each day.

The unprecedented mass influx is putting enormous strain on...

May 16, 2017

(Nairobi) – Ugandan soldiers in the Central African Republic have sexually exploited or abused at least 13 women and girls since 2015, including at least one rape, and threatened some victims to remain silent, Human Rights Watch said today. The Ugandan military has been deployed in the country since 2009 as a part of the African Union’s Regional Task Force to eliminate the Uganda rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army (L...

Angelina Jolie calls issues confronting the world including war, nationalism, refugee crisis 'deeply troubling' during UN speech. AP

Two of her five children died as Pauline Nyaluok navigated her way from war-torn South Sudan to this refugee camp in northern Uganda where she expected to be welcomed with open arms.

Uganda is celebrated around the world for its generosity toward those desperately fleeing violence. Unlike othe...

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