Stella Sabiiti was a university student in 1976—newly married, with a baby on the way—when soldiers of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin kidnapped her from her dorm room. They tortured her for hours, accusing her of crimes she had not committed. She thought she was going to die. But instead, she looked the soldiers in the […]
Stella Sabiiti, a refugee from Uganda, reflects on the exclusivity of the Darfur peace process. She also discusses how far the peacebuilding world has come in terms of inclusion, particularly through the creation of national action plans.
In 1976 as a student in university, a newlywed, and a woman with a baby on the way, Stella Sabiiti was kidnapped from her dorm room by rebels in her native Uganda. They tortured her for hours, until she could take no more. She began to search for the only commonality she could find between […]
Sometimes it is difficult to see people beyond the anger of armed conflict, but international mediator Stella Sabiiti uses the image of a smiling infant to remind parties that there is more to their enemy than meets the eye. Grounded in her own experience of war and torture, Ms. Sabiiti has spent 30 years preparing […]
As a mediator between armed groups in Africa, Stella Sabiiti has worked with individuals in some of the world’s most tense situations. Ms. Sabiiti has been with the AU Peace and Security Directorate since 2006, as part of a team of experts strengthening the AU, Regional Economic Communities, and regional standby brigades in building the […]