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Acholi MPs want Gen. Moses Ali probed for fuelling violence in Apaa

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Acholi Parliamentary Group has asked the government to investigate the second Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Moses Ali for persistently inciting violence in Apaa, an area contested between two districts. The land in question was gazetted as East Madi Game Reserve under Zoka Forest in …

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Acholi paramount chief defends bride price regulation

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Acholi Paramount Chief Rwot David Onen Acana II has defended the passing of a by-law by the Acholi cultural institution that regulates bride price payments. The cultural institution early this year passed a bylaw that limits bride price payment to 5 million Shillings, a …

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Families still hopeful LRA abductees will return home

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some families in Acholi are still hopeful they will see their loved ones who are still missing from the two-decade-long armed conflict in Northern Uganda 15 years ago. Between 1986 and 2006, it is estimated that the LRA rebels led by Joseph Kony abducted …

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Farmers in Acholi start early preparation for second planting season

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Acholi sub region have started early preparation for this year’s second planting season. The second plating season mainly starts at the onset of the second rainy season which commences in early June annually. Most farmers in the Acholi sub-region have started clearing their …

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Light rains bring sigh of relief to farmers in Acholi

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The current light rains being experienced in parts of Acholi sub region have excited some farmers. The region experienced a month-long drought that left many farmers hopeless. Several hectares of crops planted in the first season had begun withering, owing to the scorching heat sparking …

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