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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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New cotton price excites farmers in Acholi sub region

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cotton farmers in the Acholi sub-region are excited with the new price of cotton that has hit 2,000 Shillings. Recently, the Cotton Development Organization-CDO announced an indicative price of shillings 2,000 for a kilogram of cotton. The indicative price helps to regulate the price at …

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Two killed as Acholi fight Madi over land in Apaa

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people have been killed in renewed tribal clashes between the Acholi community in Apaa township and Madi people from neighboring Adjumani district. Local authorities say an unspecified number of Madi assailants armed with machetes crossed Juka river into Goro B on Sunday with an …

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Inadequate staff affecting IGG investigations in Acholi

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The regional office of the Inspectorate of Government in Gulu is struggling to investigate corruption cases in the Acholi sub-region due to inadequate staff. Geoffrey Matovu, the IGG Gulu regional inspectorate officer says currently, they have over 300 case files of corruption at the office …

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