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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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Don’t pressure gov’t over Apaa conflict: Brig. Bamwiseki

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The fourth Infantry Division Commander Brig. Bonny Bamwiseki has advised political leaders in Amuru and Adjumani districts not to pressurize the government into making decisions aimed at resolving the land conflicts in disputed Apaa township. Brig. Bamwiseki says the government has already taken steps in ensuring …

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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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