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18 school girls married off in Adjumani during lockdown

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least eighteen school girls have been married off in Adjumani district during the lockdown according to local authorities. Philip Akuku Kaya, an education officer in Adjumani district says preliminary reports show that some of girls got married after waiting for schools to resume in …

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200 South Sudanese intercepted over illegal entry into Uganda

Ajumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local authorities in Arinyapi sub-county, Adjumani district have intercepted 200 South Sudanese refugees who illegally entered into Uganda between March and June this year. The refugees were crossing through the porous areas of Unyama from South Sudan’s Nimule town. Richard Amoko, the Arinyapi local …

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Adjumani leaders auction 500 bags of confiscated charcoal

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Adjumani district local government on Friday auctioned over 500 bags of charcoal confiscated from illegal charcoal dealers. Each bag of charcoal was sold at 15,000 shillings. Francis Ojja, the Adjumani District Forest Officer said illegal charcoal burning is on the rise in the sub-counties …

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Adjumani district seeks additional 1.7Bn to fight against COVID-19

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Adjumani district COVID-19 taskforce is seeking an additional 1.7 billion shillings in the fight and management of the coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the district. Currently the district has confirmed 45 positive cases of COVID-19 with 40 being refugees from South Sudan and hosting over …

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ADJUMANI: Conflict on natural resources takes toll among refugees

  Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a reported conflict brewing up between South Sudanese refugees and host communities in Adjumani district over the scarcity of wood fuel. According to Francis Abi Kirile, the chairperson Refugee welfare committee in Boroli settlement camp, they have had disagreements and disputes …

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Influx of South Sudanese refugees to Uganda drops

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The arrival of South Sudanese refugees into Uganda has drastically reduced over the last three months. According to the statistical data, 112 refugees entered Uganda in October, down from 120 refugees recorded in September, 147 in August and 279 in July. Adjumani District Refugee Desk …

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