Patience Akumu is a Features writer with the Observer newspaper in Uganda. She is the winner of the David Astor Journalism Award 2013 and is on a fellowship programme with The Independent. She was nominated for her work on human rights, ranging from women’s rights to lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights.
08 January 2014 07:19 PM
Once, the Lord’s Resistance Army preyed on elephants for food in the bush, but now it is ‘white gold’ they seek
15 December 2013 06:42 PM
Drilling in a Ugandan national park is having a negative effect on its elephants
25 July 2013 11:49 AM
Since arriving in Britain, one thing I have failed to wrap my head around is the fact that there is poverty, homelessness and hunger in the developed world, just like in Africa
04 July 2013 01:30 PM
A father tries to shield his daughter from blood splattering on them from every corner. Necks snap, heads are severed and women give birth to guns and knives instead of children. Yet even amongst the violence, children play, women pray and men sing songs of hope.
28 June 2013 07:08 PM
A British film producer deported to the UK is fighting to get back to his family in Uganda
13 June 2013 06:17 PM
Sejusa’s lawyer is sceptical his client could receive a fair hearing when he goes home
09 June 2013 12:18 PM
The people may not understand the principle of indivisibility of human rights, but it is plain to see that intolerance of one group leads to intolerance of another
07 June 2013 04:52 PM
The Lord's Resistance Army has resorted to elephant poaching in order to fund its activities, according to human rights organisations.
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
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The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
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Sarah Vine criticises lesbian mother Jack Monroe: 'If she was unsure about her sexuality, she should have taken greater precautions'
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