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Elephants destroy 50 acres of crops in Agago district

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 50 acres of crops in Agago district have been destroyed by marauding elephants. The group of more than 10 elephants invaded the area last week and destroyed acres of crop gardens in the villages of Morulem, Kicok and Lamica in Lojim parish, Omiya Pachwa …

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Abalo jailed for criminal trespass at Chief Justice’s home

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lillian Abalo Ongom, the president of the Mother’s Union in East Acholi has earned herself an eight month’s jail term in Patongo prison in Agago district for criminal trespass. She appeared Wednesday before the Grade One Magistrate in Patongo, Emmanuel Drajole where she was charged with …

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Primary five pupil commits suicide in Agago district

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The territorial police of Agago district are investigating an incident involving a primary five pupil of Patongo school who committed suicide after being punished by her elder brother. The deceased identified as Grace Adokorach, 16, a resident of Lukula village in Lira Kato sub county …

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Agago district council approves fines for charcoal dealers

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Agago district council has approved new fines for people dealing in charcoal and firewood. The resolution comes at a time the district is witnessing heightened destruction of trees for charcoal amid the failure of by-laws and ban on trading in charcoal and forest products. In …

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Unknown thugs demolish unfinished chapel

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Agago district is investigating the demolition of a Catholic Church building in Onudapet Village, Kotomor Sub County, by unknown people. St. Thomas Chapel sat on a one-acre piece of land donated by a faithful, Martin Odur in the 1990s, for the construction …

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Agago district leaders reject NAADS cassava cuttings

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Agago district leadership has rejected 282 bags of cassava cuttings supplied by the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) for distribution to farmers under the Acholibur Parish Project (APP). APP is an initiative of the Gulu Archbishop, John Baptist Odama, which started in 2017 with the …

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Vigilante group commandant killed by cattle rustlers in Agago

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Suspected Karamojong cattle rustlers have shot and killed a vigilante group commandant in Agago district. The deceased has been identified as David Ogwang, a resident of Pakodongo village, Parabongo sub county who was shot dead on Sunday at the foothills of Ogili hills. The deceased …

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Five traders electrocuted on lorry in Agago

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five traders of Patongo Town Council in Agago district have been hospitalized after they were electrocuted on Saturday. The Chairperson of Patongo Business Community George Oloya Gwogwok told Uganda Radio Network – URN that the incident occurred while the traders were traveling from Patongo …

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