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Israeli attacks on Gaza displace 123,000 people: UN

The humanitarian situation in Gaza was extremely dire even before the sudden escalation of violence over the weekend. Now it would only deteriorate exponentially. New York, US | Xinhua |  More than 123,000 people have been internally displaced in Gaza as a result of ongoing Israeli attacks, said the UN …

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Karamojong attacks affecting NGO activities in Agago

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and Development Partners operating in Agago district have reported that continuous attacks by Karamojong warriors are adversely affecting the implementation of their activities. Over the past year, the Karamojong have carried out several raids on livestock and attacks on locals, prompting many …

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Attacks on media freedom increase – report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The rule of law is a precious resource that protects free expression, press freedom, and the rights of journalists around the world. But that law is increasingly being abused to curtail media freedom and silence critical voices according to a new study by the Thomson …

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Gen. Elwelu blames recent security attacks on negligence

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lieutenant General Peter Elwelu, the Deputy Chief of Defense Forces has blamed the attacks on security personnel partly on negligence. In November this year, assailants attacked a Sentry along Ambercourt road in Gaddafi Barracks, Jinja killing one soldier and taking two SMG rifles. An assailant …

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Learners shun school in Bundibugyo over ADF Attacks

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Learners at schools neighbouring parts of Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC in Bundibugyo District have shunned classes after attacks by suspected Allied Democratic Forces-ADF rebels in Nobili Trading Centre. Nobili is less than five kilometres away from Busunga border point in Bundibugyo. School administrators …

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UPDF secures Moroto-Kotido road after series of attacks

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UPDF has refuted reports that Moroto-Kotido Road is insecure and assures the public that there is the situation is under control despite isolated incidents. The public has expressed fear about the safety and security situation on some of the roads following ambushes against …

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Ugandan Editors condemn attacks on journalists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan Editors have condemned the attacks and restrictions on journalists covering the strike at Makerere University. Students at the university have been involved in running battles with security for more than a week, as they led a strike against a cumulative 15 per cent increment …

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‘Where is God?’: Sri Lankans stunned after deadly blasts

Colombo, Sri Lanka | AFP | As Shantha Prasad carried children wounded in Sri Lanka’s deadly attacks into a Colombo hospital, memories of the country’s deadly civil war flooded back. “I carried about eight wounded children yesterday,” he told AFP on Monday, a day after a string of blasts hit …

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