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Residents want Apaa township turned into semi-autonomous sub county

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents want Apaa township turned into a semi-autonomous sub county to curb conflicts over ownership of the area. Ancestral ownership of Apaa township which borders Amuru and Adjumani districts measures approximately 42 square kilometres and is highly contested between the Madi of Adjumani and Acholi …

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Chief Justice Owiny Dollo speaks out on Apaa

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Justice Alphonse Owiny Dollo Chigamoyi has cautioned Members of Parliament and Acholi elites against inciting violence in Apaa Township. Owiny Dollo warned that everyone should desist from preaching and inciting violence among the people in a move to avenge rights violence and …

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Acholi MPs disagree over planned nude protests in Apaa

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament from the Acholi sub region have disagreed over a proposal by Apaa Township residents to undress in protest over the conflict in Apaa. Gilbert Olanya, the Kilak South Member of Parliament proposed that the solution to the armed conflicts and violence …

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Speak up against impunity, LOP tells Acholi

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament (LOP), Mathias Mpuuga has challenged cultural and religious leaders to speak up against human rights violations in the country. Mpuuga started off his outreach programme on Friday, 22 October 2021, with meetings with religious leaders under the Acholi …

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Ghosts infiltrate Acholi war debt claimant’s compensation list

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in Acholi sub-region are puzzled by hundreds of ghost names that have infiltrated the Attorney General’s registers for war claimants. The ghost claimants are part of the names that have been verified by the government through the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs due …

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Acholi region registers 2,006 maternal deaths in 18 months

  Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health workers in the Acholi Sub Region have asked parents to support pregnant teenage girls to attend all cycles of antenatal care to avoid deaths and birth complications. According to records obtained from the different health facilities across the region; 2,006 maternal deaths …

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