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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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20 schools in Apaa township fail to reopen

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Twenty community primary schools in Apaa township bordering Amuru and Adjumani districts have failed to reopen. The schools are; Real Foundation, Apaa, Ocuu, Lolayi, Coro, Mulila, Alony, Labongo Lworo, St John Bosco, St Kizito Luru, Juka, Akee, Hope Academy, Gazi Nile, Oyanga, Punu Dyang, Jesus …

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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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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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Adjumani district LCs, VHTs arrested for lack of latrines

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Adjumani district leaders have arrested more than seven errant Village Health Team-VHTs members and Local Council I chairpersons for not having latrines, hand washing and other sanitary facilities in their homes. The two-day exercise which kicked off on Wednesday by the district Social Services Committee …

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Three arrested for raping 40 year old woman in Adjumani

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three men in Adjumani district are in police custody for allegedly raping a 40-year-old woman and leaving her unconscious on independence night. Alex Vuga Chandiga, the LC I chairperson of Rassia East village identifies the suspects as William Anyanzo Itraru, Godfrey Alumai commonly known as …

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Adjumani baby boom, maternity runs out of beds

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Adjumani hospital maternity ward is overwhelmed with the number of mothers who have been admitted to give birth in recent months and some mothers now sleep on the floor as all the beds are occupied. Pauline Idia the assistant district health officer in charge …

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