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Residents of Elegu township petition Ecweru over flooding

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Elegu township in Amuru district have petitioned the State Minister for Works, Musa Ecweru over the delayed expansion of the bank of River Unyama to avert flooding. In 2019, the government through the Ministry of Works signed a tripartite deal worth Shillings 1.9 …

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Truck drivers resume transportation of goods to South Sudan

Amuu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is relief in Elegu township, Amuru district following the resumption of transportation of goods to the South Sudan capital, Juba by the long-distance truck drivers on Tuesday. More than 600 trucks had been parked at the Uganda-South Sudan border of Elegu in Amuru district …

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Coccidiosis disease kills hundreds of poultry in Amuru

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A suspected outbreak of coccidiosis has claimed lives of hundreds of poultry birds in Amuru district leaving farmers counting losses. The disease has for the past one week been reported in the areas of Kal A, Kal B, Kal Centre, Labika and Lagak in Pabbo …

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Security personnel in Amuru hunt criminal gangs terrorizing residents

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel in Amuru are hunting for ringleaders of yet another youth group accused of terrorizing residents in the district. Code-named ‘Mac Wangi’, an Acholi phrase that loosely translates as ‘Fire Burns You’, the errant youth have been waylaying residents, raping girls and breaking into …

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Residents want annexation of disputed Apaa to Adjumani revoked

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of the contested Apaa want the government to revoke their annexation to Adjumani district. Apaa is now considered part of Adjumani district after a map drawn by the British imperialists in 1911 found the contested area that is home to over 10,000 residents part …

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Amuru RDC orders security crackdown on illegal roadblocks

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amuru district security committee has launched an operation against unlawful roadblocks being operated by local leaders along major roads. This follows rampant complaints of extortion the police have recorded from the business community dealing in produce, livestock and charcoal among others of local leaders impersonating …

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Residents vandalize Odonga Otto’s buffalo camp site in Amuru

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents have vandalized Buffalo Camp, a local tourism site around Amuru hotspring in Amuru district belonging to the former Aruu South legislator Samuel Odonga Otto. Close to 150 residents stormed Buffalo Camp that is found in Amuru town council on Tuesday this week and uprooted 500 …

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Elderly couple in Amuru loses UGX 1.6M to termites

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An elderly couple in Amuru district has lost one million six hundred and fifteen thousand shillings after being damaged by termites. Seventy-five-year-old Bicentina Alal and her 80-year-old husband Tito Okema have been saving money in a metallic case for over three years. The couple lives …

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