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NDA closes drug outlets in Acholi over non compliance

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority-NDA has closed 110 drug outlets in the Acholi sub-region. The outlets were closed in the districts of Gulu, Omoro, Amuru, Nwoya, Kitgum and Lamwo. During the operation, 248 drug outlets were inspected including pharmacies, 225 drug shops and seven veterinary drug …

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Fear of confession hindering survivors

  Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | For fear of delayed justice and reproach from tormentors, several torture victims in Acholi are silently enduring painful life experiences that resulted from encounters with cruel security personnel. Many of them are victims of the high rate of crime, land evictions that involve …

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Experts predict bumper cotton harvest in Acholi

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cotton experts are predicting the favourable weather conditions in the Acholi sub region could see a higher production of cotton lint this farming season. Heavy rainfalls that triggered flooding last year affected cotton production in the region, leaving thousands of farmers with heavy losses. The …

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Teenage pregnancies: Acholi cultural leaders fault parents over negligence

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parents and guardians in Acholi region are responsible for the high number of teenage pregnancies according to a section of cultural leaders. They particularly accuse parents and guardians of failure to monitor their children’s lifestyles. Cases of teenage pregnancies have skyrocketed in the region ever …

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Chief Justice criticizes Gen. Saleh over parish development model design

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has criticized the chief coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC), Gen. Salim Saleh over the designs of the Parish Development Model, saying that it’s unfair to Acholi sub region. Justice Owiny-Dollo says that the design of the Parish Development Model …

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Residents want annexation of disputed Apaa to Adjumani revoked

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of the contested Apaa want the government to revoke their annexation to Adjumani district. Apaa is now considered part of Adjumani district after a map drawn by the British imperialists in 1911 found the contested area that is home to over 10,000 residents part …

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