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Dozens killed by armed groups in DR Congo: UN

United Nations | Xinhua | Dozens of civilians were killed in attacks by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) over the weekend, a United Nations spokesman said on Monday. According to preliminary reports, the armed group CODECO killed at least 20 civilians on Sunday in DRC’s Ituri …

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Karamojong warriors shot one dead in Agago

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel in Agago district have launched an investigation into the shooting of a farmer by suspected Karamojong warriors. Peter Ochieng, 24, was shot dead in his home in Lamwor village, Lapyem parish, Adilang town council on Sunday night. Bernard Adamson Olanya who reported the …

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Justice Batema decries familiarity from litigants

Iganga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Iganga High Court Resident Judge, David Batema has decried the high levels of familiarity by the litigants who endlessly storm his residence seeking redress on court matters in disregard of the lawful procedures. Speaking during the launch of the Iganga High Court Circuit on Monday, …

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UHRC awards UGX 67M to victims of security brutality in Acholi

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) tribunal has awarded Shillings 67 million to seven victims of security brutality in Acholi and Lango sub-regions. The tribunal announced the awards on Monday during a session held at the Commission’s regional offices in Gulu City. The victims suffered …

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Kotido seeks UGX 500M for completion of district offices

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kotido district is seeking 500 million Shillings for the completion of its new administration block. Construction of the offices commenced in 2015 but stalled due to the lack of funds. Kotido officials raised their plea before the deputy speaker of parliament Thomas Tayebwa during the …

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Ukraine draining NATO’s ammunition stockpiles: Stoltenberg

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) needs to “ramp up production” of ammunition as Ukraine’s rate of usage is depleting current capacities and draining stockpiles, the alliance’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday. The conflict in Ukraine “is consuming an enormous amount of ammunition and …

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350 private schools operate illegally in Luwero

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 350 private schools in Luwero district are facing closure for failing to meet basic requirements and adopt the newly approved curriculum. According to sections 31 and 32 of the Education Act 2008, any person who intends to operate a private school must seek permission, …

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Zambia refutes erroneous reporting on debt restructuring process

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | The Zambian government on Monday refuted a Western media report that it does not support China’s call for the World Bank and other multilateral lenders to join Zambia’s debt restructuring process. Zambian Minister of Finance and National Planning Situmbeko Musokotwane said that contrary to the Financial …

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Former Manafwa DHO reported missing

Manafwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former Manafwa District Health Officer-DHO, Dr. Gideon Wamasebu is missing. According to information obtained by our reporter, Dr. Wamasebu left his home in Mbale on February 6th, 2023 in the company of his niece for a workshop in Kenya. Dr. Wamasebu didn’t call back …

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