Latest Karamoja Stories

2011-08-03 09:40:00

Ugandan and French paleontologists on Tuesday announced the discovery of a 20-million-year-old ape skull they had dug up at an extinct volcano in the northeastern Karamoja region of Uganda, saying the find could shed light on the region’s evolutionary history.

2009-06-15 12:25:00

According to the Climate Change Unit of Uganda’s ministry of water and environment, one of the highest peaks in Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains, Mount Speke, went from being covered with 536 acres of ice in 1906, to a mere 45.7 acres in 2006.

2008-09-09 06:00:17

Text of report by Ganzi Muhanguzi entitled "IDPs destroy 72 per cent forests in north" published by state-owned, mass-circulation Ugandan daily The New Vision website on 9 September Over 72 per cent of forest reserves in northern Uganda have been destroyed by internally displaced people (IDPs) returning to their villages, environment state minister has said.

2006-02-13 05:58:57

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Gunmen opened fire on a convoy carrying Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in the volatile northeast of the country as he campaigned ahead of elections this month, the army said on Monday.

2005-09-21 07:24:23

By Daniel Wallis KAABONG, Uganda (Reuters) - There was nothing the men of Kosui could do when gun-toting Jie warriors drove off their cattle in the middle of the night.

2005-09-20 07:54:54

By Daniel Wallis MORUNGOLE, Uganda (Reuters) - After Betty Lokol's 2-year-old son died of hunger, she was ready to do whatever the village witch-doctor said. He advised the 25-year-old Ugandan mother to smear ochre mud on her forehead and on her three surviving children.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.