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Election of new Acholi Paramount Chief called off

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A breakaway faction of Chiefs under the Acholi Cultural Institution has called off a meeting it had called to elect a new Paramount Chief of Acholi. The move follows a resolution reached between the chiefs led by their interim chairperson Richard Santo Apire and security …

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Planned election of new Acholi Paramount Chief hits snag

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police have decided they will not allow a planned election of a Paramount Chief of Acholi by the breakaway faction of chiefs to take place. The election that was slated for Friday, June 14 in Kitgum Municipality was announced last week by a section …

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Acholi cultural institution gets new Prime Minister

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Acholi Paramount Chief David Onen Acana II has appointed a new prime Minister to head the Acholi Cultural Institution, nearly 10 months after the position became vacant. Michael Otim 53, a former Minister for Rehabilitation at the Acholi Cultural Institution was unveiled as the …

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Justice Owiny-Dollo: Alcoholism to blame for famine, poverty in Acholi

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo Chigamoi has blamed the cases of famine and poverty among households in the Acholi Sub-region on extreme alcoholism coupled with laziness among abled men and women. Justice Owiny-Dollo notes that the majority of the abled-bodied Acholi community members have resorted …

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