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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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Termites destroy schools furniture in Amuru district

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 1,970 desks in various schools in Amuru district have been destroyed by vandals and termites. This is part of the findings by the district education and technical departments. The magnitude of destruction includes damaged covers, seats and stands, which require replacement. The assessments …

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Atiak sugar plantation fire destroys UPDF detach in Amuru

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over a dozen Uganda People’s Defence Forces soldiers under the 71st Battalion in Okidi detach, Atiak sub county, Amuru district are homeless after a devastating fire razed down their huts. The fire reportedly began on Friday last week from a sugarcane plantation in Atiak sugar …

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Fire ravages sugarcane plantation in Atiak sugar factory

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fire has destroyed an estimated 200 hectares of sugarcane under Atiak sugar factory, which belongs to Horyal Investments Company Limited in Amuru district. The fire believed to have been set by unknown people was first reported to the local authorities on Friday 10th. It escalated …

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Gov’t bans movement of livestock in Amuru district

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has banned the movement of livestock in Amuru district. The Minister of State for Animal Industry, Lt. Col. Bright Rwamirama says that the directive follows complaints of illegal entry of livestock and invasion of the non-native herdsmen commonly known as balalo in the …

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