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CHRISTMAS: 21 Killed in bars, domestic fights

Sentekora Gaad, who was choked by food during an eating competition organized at Kibimbiri  Village Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Up to 21 people were killed on Christmas Day, a majority of them in bar brawls even though bars remain officially closed across Uganda. Several others were waylaid and …

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More ADF rebels killed in Ituri Province

  Ituri, DRC | THE INDEPENDENT | Seven Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels were on Sunday evening killed during a joint operation by Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) soldiers in the village of Bandindese, 18 kilometers from Komanda in the Irumu territory, Ituri Province, Eastern …

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ENANGA: 21 suspected UCFC rebels arrested

Mityana, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police have so far arrested 29 people suspected to be members of a new rebel group “Uganda Coalition Forces of Change –UCFC. Last month, Police dispatched teams from the Crime Intelligence and the flying squad under the command of Edward Ochom, the Director of …

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Onduparaka fans invade pitch, KCCA FC match abandoned

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT The Uganda Premier League game between Onduparaka FC and KCCA FC was on Monday abandoned after Onduparaka supporters invaded the pitch. The fans were protesting a decision by the referee to award KCCA a penalty. Before the game at the Green Light Stadium in Arua …

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Uganda police bans New Year fireworks, overnight prayers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security agencies have banned the use of fireworks, burning tyres and overnight prayers as Ugandans usher in the New Year, 2022. These have been common rituals on New Year’s eve, bringing together thousands of revelers from across the country to celebrate the end of the …

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58 dead, 190 injured in Christmas accidents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 58 people lost lives in accidents recorded during the Christmas holiday, according to records released by the Traffic and Road Safety Directorate. Altogether, 248 people were involved in accidents recorded between December 23 and boxing day, December 26. Traffic and Road Safety Directorate …

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