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DRC militiamen rob engine boats on Lake Albert

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four suspected DRC militiamen have raided Lake Albert and robbed three boat engines. The armed militiamen raided the lake at around 2 am near Kaiso landing site in Kabaale sub-county Hoima district. They placed several fishermen at gunpoint and ordered them to surrender the engines. …

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Security guard shoots dead boda boda cyclist

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A security guard has been arrested for allegedly shooting to death a boda boda rider at Equatorial Mall in Kampala on Monday night. The Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire identified the suspect as Morris Opedunu attached to Pinnacle Security Company, who was guarding …

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Three arrested in Mbale for alleged murder

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Mbale is holding three people for the alleged murder of Daphne Malemo, a 64-year old resident of Busoba parish, Busoba sub county in Mbale district. According to Rogers Taitika, the Elgon region police spokesperson, the three whose names were not released so as …

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Lack of incubators at Gulu hospital puts babies at risk

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu Regional Referral Hospital is grappling with a shortage of incubators for premature babies. Currently, the health facility has only five incubators at the neonatal ward with more than 10 premature babies under care. Florence Oyella Otim, the in-charge of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit …

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Kampala metropolitan celebrated Easter peacefully – Police

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Metropolitan Police has commended the public over the peaceful Easter celebrations and urged the community to continue being law abiding citizens after celebrating the Holy Week. Luke Owoyesigire, the Deputy Police Spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan Area says there was no major incident recorded in …

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