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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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Political leaders fuelling Apaa land conflict: Minister Muhoozi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Internal Affairs, Gen David Muhoozi has blamed political leaders for exacerbating conflicts between Madi and Acholi communities over Apaa land. Apaa land turned contentious when government in 2017 demarcated boundaries between Amuru and Adjumani districts. Apaa village was placed under …

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Two arrested over deadly clashes in disputed Apaa area

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security authorities in Adjumani district are holding two people in connection to deadly clashes that claimed the life of one person and left two others severely injured last week in the disputed Apaa area in Ngoro village, Itirikwa sub county. The suspects, a 50-year-old woman …

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One dead, two injured in Apaa land dispute

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One person has been killed and two others are nursing severe injuries following a tribal clash between the Acholi and Madi ethnic communities occupying the disputed Apaa land in Adjumani district. The incident happened on Wednesday in Ngoro village, Itirikwa sub-county, five kilometers outside Apaa …

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Can everlasting peace reign in disputed Apaa township?

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | It has been close to three months of relative calm in Apaa township, a disputed fertile strip of land at the borders of Amuru and Adjumani districts in Northern Uganda. But Abraham Opiro, a resident of Lulai Parish in Apaa village is skeptical that this …

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Pastoralists eviction in Northern Uganda delayed by 10 more days

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pastoralists who have been operating in Northern Uganda have an additional week to fully meet conditions set by President Museveni before facing eviction from Acholi sub-region. President Museveni issued a two-month eviction ultimatum in November last year and set out key conditions for the pastoralists …

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Climate change affects honey production in Acholi sub region

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Beekeepers in the Acholi sub region are noticing a reduction in the quantity of their honey due to extreme weather patterns. Over the past few years, many parts of the country have experienced prolonged rainfall which caused flooding while others experienced drought. For instance in …

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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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