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Cholera outbreak confirmed in Adjumani district

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four people have tested positive and 9 others hospitalised following an outbreak of cholera in Adjumani District. The confirmed cases are currently admitted at Nyumanzi HC III in Nyumanzi Refugee Transit Centre in Dzaipi sub-county. Adjumani District Health Officer Dr. Dominic Drametu explains that the …

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Vehicle number plate theft on the increase in Adjumani

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security agencies in Adjumani district are battling a new crime wave in which suspected thieves pluck off vehicle registration plates as an enticement to extort money from car owners. According to police, the suspects leave behind mobile phone numbers on the vehicle whose number plate …

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UPDF Officer in court of insubordination

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Maj. Travers Kibuuka, the former second in command of the Zoka army Detachment under the 71st Battalion has been pinned by his superiors over insubordinate behavior. In July this year, the fourth Infantry Division Military Court martial chaired by Col. George Nambafu charged Maj. …

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Two people killed in Adjumani road accident

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people were confirmed dead and one other injured in a motor accident that happened on Saturday along the Adjumani-Awindiri road in Adjumani district. Ignatius Dragudu, the acting police spokesperson for North West Nile region says that the accident occurred when a Toyota land cruiser …

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UNICEF unveils tele-teaching technology to Ugandan schools

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | It was a groundbreaking Monday at St Mary’s Asumputa Senior Secondary School in Adjumani District as senior one students were treated to a biology lesson conducted from Kitende Secondary School over 480 kilometres away. The two schools were linked seamlessly thanks to video conferencing …

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Adjumani leaders protest suspended evictions on contested Apaa land

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Adjumani district officials are protesting President Yoweri Museveni’s decision to suspend the eviction of settlers on Apaa land, the contentious land bordering Amuru district. Two weeks ago, Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja issued a 90-day ultimatum to residents of Apaa to vacate the area …

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South Sudanese refugees reap big from cassava farming

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | South Sudanese refugees in Pagirinya refugee settlement, Adjumani district are reaping big from cassava farming. Last year, a group of refugees at the settlement interested in farming were tipped of an intervention to conduct communal farming with the host community in Dzaipi sub-county. The initiative …

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Police probe suspected murder of South Sudanese refugee

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Adjumani district are investigating the suspected murder of a 21-year-old South Sudanese refugee whose body was found lying in a local trading center in Pagirinya Refugee Settlement. The deceased has been identified as Paul Gawar, a resident of block 10 in Pagirinya settlement …

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Police constable arrested for shooting civilian dead

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A police constable in Adjumani district has been arrested for shooting a civilian dead in Zoka village, Itirikwa sub county. Albert Orobati, 21, attached to Zoka police barracks reportedly opened fire at Lawrence Kaweesi in a scuffle over a woman. Kaweesi who hails from Nakaseke …

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