John Oryang

John Oryang is a Peace News Network contributor, based in Uganda. He was born and raised in Kampala. A graduate of UMCAT School of Journalism, he has worked at Talking Film Productions and Take 5 Production as a TV news producer. Currently a freelancer, his reports have ended up with Thomson Reuters and other broadcasters around the globe. He is particularly passionate about changing the negative global perception of Africa.

Peace News Network Contributor (Uganda)

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December 21, 2017

Refugees from South Sudan have set up a Christmas market to generate revenue, reach out to their Ugandan hosts, and build peace.

August 15, 2017

Remake of US pop song earns fame for Kivu youth, and offers alternatives to war in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

June 3, 2017

Exclusive Interview: We talk to Floribert Kazingufu, a leading peace-builder in the Democratic Republic of the Congo about why he pursues peace.

May 13, 2017

Peace News traveled to Rwanda to hear the next generation's views on the 1994 genocide, and their dreams for Rwanda.

May 4, 2017

Can the Saint Sylvestre peace agreement save the DRC? Peace News traveled to Goma to hear what residents have to say about the chances of peace.

December 13, 2016

By John Oryang

The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group perpetuated violence in northern Uganda for almost 20 years. The group was led by the infamous Joseph Kony, target of the global Kony2012 campaign, and areas like Gulu, Kitgum, Dokolo and Lira were hit particul...

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