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By Benard Okot Kasozi (Published 5th January 2018)

Introduction

Complex beliefs and psychology revolving around the existence of “life after death”, as well as manifestations of spirits of the dead interfacing with the living, are widespread in many post-conflict communities across the globe. As a psychosocial researcher involved since 2007 in transitional justice and the study of war-related trauma in Uganda, particularly in the Greater Northern Uganda, I have come across widespread claims and complaints that the ghosts or spirits of people killed during conflicts continue to disturb survivors in conflict-affected communities.

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By Francis Okot Oyat (Published 4th December 2017)

On Sunday 3rd December we once again commemorated International Day of Disabled Persons under the theme Transformation Towards Sustainable and Resilient Society for All”. It is an important day proclaimed and observed by the United Nations since 1992 for promoting and creating awareness about the plights of persons living with disabilities. It reminds us of the global commitment to challenge all forms of social stigma and discrimination towards persons living with disability, and to support in all possible ways, initiatives that improve self-esteem and wellbeing through active participation and inclusion of all persons living with disabilities. 

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By Yusrah Nagujja, Anthony Ochora & Jaclyn Kerr (Published 10th October 2017)

The theme for this World Mental Health Day, is “Mental Health in the Work Place”. With over 300 million people suffering from depression worldwide and 260 million suffering with anxiety disorders (WHO, 2017), it is estimated that these disorders result in approximately US$1 trillion in lost productivity within the global economy (WHO, 2017). Thus, this theme is quite timely.

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