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Former Makerere University lecturer arrested for murder

Buhweju, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Emmanuel Sabiiti, former lecturer at Makerere University has been arrested for allegedly hacking his daughters to death and injuring another. He was picked up from his hideout in Rujenje village, Buhweju district. Sabiiti, a resident of Kabutsye village is wanted for hacking to death his …

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Tea farmers in Buhweju stuck with produce over shortage of factories

Buhweju, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tea farmers in Buhweju district are stuck with their produce due to shortage of factories. The farmers supply their produce to Igara-Buhweju tea factory, the only factory in the district. It was constructed in 2010 with the capacity of producing 100,000 kilograms, however, the farmers …

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Long wait for Buhweju miners as Mubende peers get licenses

Buhweju, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Small scale artisanal miners in Buhweju in Western Uganda are still chasing for permission to go back to their mines six years after they were evicted and a year since they last petitioned the government. In 2013, President Museveni directed that firms involved in gold …

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Mercury exposure; The ticking time-bomb for Buhweju communities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The persistent use of hazardous substances by artisanal and small scale miners in gold sites is perturbing environmentalists and health rights activists in gold-rich Buhweju district. The groups say that artisanal miners are continuously using toxic mercury to extract minute pieces of gold that …

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