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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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Parliament silently passes law against homosexuality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has passed the sexual offences Bill 2019 reintroducing the ban on homosexuality in the country.    In a heated debate on Monday the MPs also rejected to the proposal that allows a person, who had consented to a sexual act to withdraw that consent …

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NAADs starts verification of Atiak sugar project beneficiaries.

Amuru, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The National Agricultural Advisory services- NAADs has embarked on a two-weeks verification of the Atiak Sugar Project beneficiaries’ exercise. The exercise targeting about 2,500 farmers from Amuru, Lamwo, Gulu and Adjumani districts under Gem Pacilo cooperative Society started today and is expected to end by …

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Armed group invades Apaa, occupies chunk of land

Amuru, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A group of unknown people armed with bows and arrows, pangas and spears numbering over 60 have invaded Acholiber village in the Contested Apaa area. Acholiber has an estimated population of about 1000 people with some now on the run for their dear lives due …

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FDC struggles to identify candidates in Acholi

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party is finding a hard time to decide on the party candidates for various elective positions in Acholi sub-region ahead of the forthcoming general elections. This stems from the failure by the aspirants to compromise on who should carry …

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