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Acholi leaders ask gov’t for relief aid

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders from Acholi sub-region have asked the government to support their people with relief aid as the region grapples with famine. The leaders say that while the government specifically plans to support the Karamoja region with relief aid, the region is also in dire need …

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Acholi leaders petition President Museveni over Apaa conflict

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders from Acholi sub-region on Saturday petitioned President Yoweri Museveni demanding his intervention to sort out the recurring insecurity in Apaa township once and for all. The leaders say that the Acholi communities residing in Apaa township which borders Adjumani and Amuru districts are experiencing …

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Gov’t faulted for not resolving Apaa land conflict

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have accused the government of failing to resolve the prolonged disputes over the control and ownership of Apaa land. Several failed attempts by the government to harmoniously end the decade-long conflict have interrupted the livelihoods of the inhabitants who have suffered burning …

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Acholi MPs did not defy Opposition boycott

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Acholi Parliamentary Group have explained why they attended the plenary sitting on Tuesday, 09 February 2022 against an Opposition decision to boycott. The MPs led by their chairperson and Kilak North MP, Anthony Akol said that they had key issues of their constituencies that needed …

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MP Anthony Akol attends plenary contrary to Opposition protest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Opposition legislators from Acholi sub-region have defied the ongoing plenary boycott by their colleagues and attended the House sitting. Led by Leader of Opposition-LOP Mathias Mpuuga, members from different Opposition political parties on Thursday last week walked out of parliament in protest …

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Ghosts infiltrate Acholi war debt claimant’s compensation list

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in Acholi sub-region are puzzled by hundreds of ghost names that have infiltrated the Attorney General’s registers for war claimants. The ghost claimants are part of the names that have been verified by the government through the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs due …

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Court upholds election of Kilak North MP

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Gulu has upheld the election of Anthony Akol, as the Member of Parliament for Kilak North County in Amuru district. The court ruled that Akol of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party was the duly elected MP and consequently dismissed …

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Acholi MPs want Gen. Moses Ali probed for fuelling violence in Apaa

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Acholi Parliamentary Group has asked the government to investigate the second Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Moses Ali for persistently inciting violence in Apaa, an area contested between two districts. The land in question was gazetted as East Madi Game Reserve under Zoka Forest in …

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