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Acholi cultural leaders warn against fundraising for marriage

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Acholi cultural leaders are discouraging their subjects from fundraising for traditional marriage, saying it is behind the increasing cases of divorce in the sub-region. In the past in the Acholi tradition, a man was dependent on the leaders and elders of his lineage for marriage …

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LYEC: First elephant monument unveiled in Gulu City

  Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A symbolic elephant monument was unveiled Friday in Gulu City in honour of the cultural significance of the creature to the Acholi people. The monument, installed with funding from Uganda Breweries was unveiled by the Chief Justice of Uganda,  Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo and His …

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PICTORIAL: Chief Justice Owiny-Dollo at Mengo to meet Katikkiro Mayiga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Justice, who recently apologized to the Kabaka over remarks he made at a vigil for Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, has today personally delivered his message to the Katikkiro of Buganda, Charles Peter Mayiga. Accompanied by leading Ugandan diplomat Olara Otunu, Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo …

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Don’t speculate Oulanyah’s cause of death: Acholi clerics

Omoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Clerics from Acholi sub-region have called on the public and family members of the former Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah, to remain calm and desist from speculating the cause of his death. Oulanyah, 56 was pronounced dead by President Museveni in a tweet on Sunday …

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Over 700 road signs vandalized in Acholi and Lango sub regions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 796 road signs have been vandalized along the 952 kilometres national road network in Acholi and Lango sub regions by suspected scrap dealers. The vandalism estimated to cost Shillings 650 million occurred between 2020 to date. Henry Komakech, the manager Uganda National Roads …

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Gov’t faulted for not resolving Apaa land conflict

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have accused the government of failing to resolve the prolonged disputes over the control and ownership of Apaa land. Several failed attempts by the government to harmoniously end the decade-long conflict have interrupted the livelihoods of the inhabitants who have suffered burning …

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Mao launches land rights campaign in Acholi sub region

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party (DP) President Norbert Mao has launched a land rights campaign in the Acholi Sub Region. The campaign seeks to defend the vulnerable, document land, offer legal and advisory services to the vulnerable people in the Acholi Sub-region as well as reclaim …

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