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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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Amuru launches door to door distribution of ARVs as lockdown bites

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amuru district health department has resorted to door to door delivery of the life-prolonging Antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to people living with HIV following the suspension of public transport. The door to door campaign will benefit more than 3,000 people living with HIV in hard to …

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Three arrested for attacking Amuru RDC

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Amuru district have arrested three suspected criminal gang members for allegedly attacking the Amuru Resident District Commissioner. The suspects are Bitek Okot, 20, Denise Onen,19, and Lawrence Onencan Owachi,18, all residents of Torokal village, Amuru sub county in Amuru district. They allegedly …

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Crop gardens in Amuru drying up due to prolonged dry spell

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several acres of crop gardens are drying up in Amuru district due to the prolonged dry spell that has persisted since May this year. Like in other parts of Northern Uganda, farmers in Amuru had planted a variety of crops including beans, maize, rice and …

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New Atiak sub county leadership to prioritize environmental protection

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Atiak sub county leaders in Amuru district will prioritize the protection of the environment in the next five years. The sub-county is among the areas hit most by environmental degradation through indiscriminate tree cutting for charcoal and logs. Parts of the sub-county especially Okidi East and …

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Infiltration of South Sudanese militia threatens security in Amuru

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amuru district authorities are concerned about the rampant influx of armed South Sudanese nationals. Armed South Sudanese nationals have been roaming Pachilo and Okidi Parishes in Atiak sub county, raiding cattle and attacking army establishments. Wilfred Odiya Baguma, the Atiak sub county LC III chairperson …

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