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Investigation into Abiriga murder hits dead-end

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The murder of Col Ibrahim Abiriga, the former Arua Municipality Member of Parliament remains a mystery more than six months after the tragedy. Records at the Criminal Investigations Directorate indicate that the only information available about the murder are ballistic analysis report, the Scene Of …

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Stable DRC good for trade in West Nile, say leaders

  Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A peaceful, stable and thriving eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) would generate lots of dividends for Uganda. According to business leaders from West Nile, the region and Uganda in general will benefit a lot if stability and peace reigns in the DRC, …

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Arua modern taxi park complex unveiled

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A modern Taxi Park complex has been opened in Arua Municipality. The complex consists of two storied buildings with space for close to 120 lockup shops, a supermarket, a restaurant and a paved area with a parking capacity of up to 50 taxis at ago. …

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UK Parliament to debate Arua fracas

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Kingdom House of Commons is set to debate the infamous Arua fracas in which a number of legislators were arrested and allegedly tortured in the hands of the state. The debate scheduled for January 8, 2019, will be drawn from a motion sponsored …

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NUSAF suspends disbursement of funds to Arua

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Disbursement of funds under the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund- NUSAF 3 programme to Arua district has been suspended over embezzlement of more than 500 billion shillings. Last month, the police raided the NUSAF offices to search for clues into the disappearance of funds. The …

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DPP asked to expedite Bobi Wine case investigations

  Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The court in Gulu has directed the directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to expedite investigations into treason charges against Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, and 34 others. The charges stem from the arrests made following the chaos …

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New Arua district kadhi locked out of office

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The newly appointed Arua District Kadhi, Sheik Abu Jaffer Shaban has been denied access to his new office. Sheikh Jaffer arrived in Arua town from Kampala aboard an Eagle Air flight, which touched the ground at 9:30am. He received a rousing welcome from Muslim faithfuls, …

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Bobi Wine’s vehicles, grader rotting at Arua Police

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two vehicles belonging to Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, the Kyadondo East Member of parliament and a grader are rotting away at Arua Police football grounds, two months after they were impounded by police. The vehicles include a Toyota Tundra registration number UAT 416X, Toyota …

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Bobi Wine’s future after Arua torture

Museveni, Besigye’s politics will determine next move Kampala, Uganda | GAAKI KIGAMBO | When first term lawmaker Kyagulanyi Robert Sentamu, best known by his artistic moniker Bobi Wine, headed to Uganda’s north-westerly town of Arua on Aug.12 to stump for his choice of candidate in a by-election, only a super psychic …

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Bobi Wine’s torture

How `people power’ hit national stage with protests Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | As he left the Chief Magistrate’s court in Gulu on Aug.16, Arua Municipality MP-elect Kassiano Ezati Wadri , chanted, “We shall overcome, We shall overcome” as a group of people peeping through the court’s wire mesh fence …

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