Tag Archives: Gulu

Sleepless Nights in Gulu Bus Depot

Yesterday Andrew Green and I went to Kitgum working on a story. Kitgum, for the uninitiated, is a bloody long way north. It’s practically on the South Sudanese border, and sits at the end of a very bumpy road, an … Continue reading

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The Rainy Season

Yesterday I spent the entire day slogging through thick mud on a motorbike on a rural road in Northern Uganda in the rain with Andrew Green trying to reach Pabbo to do a story about the refugees there. We succeeded, … Continue reading

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Update- Nothing Happening

The rainy season is in full swing, bringing with it the delicious coolness, the incredible moist putrescence and the droves of mosquitoes. I’m trying to put together 2,000 images into a coherent 24-page booklet and it’s sending me a little … Continue reading

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It’s Nearly Ready….

I know that speech is the currency of the blogosphere, but there’s no point in talking if you have nothing to say, right? So what I can share with you is two things. 1. This evening I saw the most … Continue reading

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Mao Comes Home

Last night Mao rallied in Gulu town, his seat as LC5 Chairman. The welcomes began 3km from the centre. Crowds were lining the streets, waving raised fists and branches. Mao’s car was frequently mobbed by supporters and the ululations began … Continue reading

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Only Pork Moves Fast in Gulu

I’m back in Gulu on this sunny morning, and was gently roused from my slumbers by the insistent beeping of a minibus driver outside my window. Aah, the sounds of the city. It’s calm here, definitely spoiling for a storm … Continue reading

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Friday 30th, Gulu, Uganda.

I have been in Gulu since Monday working with the North Ugandan Transitory Initiative (NUTI) on a project named ‘The War is Over’. It is part of an overall strategy to highlight improvements in infrastructure and re-brand the North of … Continue reading

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Strange Days at the Nob View Hotel

I’m writing very briefly while waiting for the car to Gulu, which is delayed by a day but will apparently arrive this time. I have been staying at the rather splendid Nob View Hotel, which, despite having some rather nuclear-bunker-esque … Continue reading

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