Articles Posted in the " Acholi Heros " Category

  • Daudi Ochieng

    History is a mirror of society which should reflect its past and must acts as a guide to the future. History must never be about a pack of tricks we play upon the dead. We as Ugandans are poor learners from history. The past maybe the past, but facts will always remain sacred. History is […]


  • Judith Ayaa: Acholi’s Sprinting Hero 

    Judith Ayaa established herself as Uganda’s renowned pioneering female sprinter as confirmed by her record on the international track scene. Relatively tall at 5’9″, Judith Ayaa was born on July 15 1952. Ayaa is reported to have died in 2002 amidst poverty (even involving Ayaa crushing stones for a living), and looking after her children […]


  • Okot p’Bitek

    One of East Africa’s best-known poets, p’Bitek helped redefine African literature by emphasizing the oral tradition of the native Acholi people of Uganda. His lengthy prose poems, often categorized as poetic novels, reflect the form of traditional Acholi songs while expressing contemporary political and social themes. Biographical Information p’Bitek’s respect for ancestral art forms began […]


  • Dr Matthew Lukwiya

    “It is our vocation to save life. It involves risk, but when we serve with love, that is when the risk does not matter so much. When we believe our mission is to save lives, we have got to do our work.” –Dr. Matthew Lukwiya Dr. Matthew Lukwiya could have held a comfortable medical position […]


  • Brigadier Pierino Yere Okoya

    Pierino Yere Okoya, was the deputy army commander and the commander of the Second Infantry Brigade of the Uganda army in Masaka.  Before that he was the second in command of the B Company in the 4 KAR in Jinja which was the nucleus of the post-independence army. Following independence Okoya rose through the ranks, […]


  • Janani Luwum

    Archbishop Luwum was a leading voice in criticizing the excesses of the Idi Amin regime that assumed power in 1971. In 1977, Archbishop Luwum delivered a note of protest to dictator Idi Amin against the policies of arbitrary killings and unexplained disappearances. Shortly afterwards the archbishop and other leading churchmen were accused of treason. On […]


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