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Over 4,000 Acholi girls made pregnant during lockdown

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 33 teenage girls in Acholi are being made pregnant everyday since the lockdown when they stopped going to school. In all so far, a whopping 4,000 girls in the Acholi sub-region have become pregnant in four months of the lockdown an average …

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Acholi Leaders Want Parents Punished Over Child Pregnancies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of leaders in Acholi sub region want parents to be harshly held responsible for child pregnancies in the community. They allege that the increasing cases of child pregnancies in the region especially Amuru, Kitgum, Pader, Omoro and Nwoya districts are linked to permissiveness …

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Opposition struggling to front candidates in Acholi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition is struggling to identify and front candidates against the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party in Acholi ahead of the 2021 polls. They have failed to identify candidates for Parliamentary seats, LCV chairperson, district councilors, urban council III chairpersons, mayors and sub-county LCIII …

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Unfulfilled presidential pledges irk NRM party chairpersons in Acholi

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party chairpersons in Gulu and Omoro sub-counties have expressed frustration over long unfulfilled pledges made to them by President Yoweri Museveni. Under the NRM sub–county chairperson associations in the two districts, the disgruntled party leaders say that President …

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Onion prices shoot up across markets in Acholi sub-region

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Onion prices have shot up in markets within Acholi sub-region. In Kalongo market in Kalongo town council, a kilogram of onions now goes for 6,500 Shillings up from 4,500 Shillings. Lucky Akello, one of the vendors in Kalongo market told Uganda Radio Network that …

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