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Bundibugyo farmers register decline in cocoa production

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cocoa farmers in Bundibugyo district are concerned about the significant decline in production. The decline according to farmers is due to the impact of climate change, theft, and use of bad agrochemicals.  Bundibugyo is the leading cocoa producer in Uganda. Cocoa is harvested twice a …

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Bundibugyo gets UGX 19Bn gravity water scheme

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Water has launched a programme to construct a gravity water scheme in Bundibugyo district. The 19 Billion project will be funded by the government and the African Development Bank, and will benefit at least 120 villages from more than 18 sub-counties of …

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More Congolese refugees flock Uganda following fresh ADF attacks

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More Congolese refugees are entering Uganda through Bundibugyo district following fresh Allied Democratic Forces-ADF rebel attacks in Eastern parts of DRC. The latest attack happened on Monday in Misio village, 7kms from Busunga border point. It followed Friday’s staged attacks where three civilians were reportedly …

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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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Boda boda riders call for extension of curfew hours

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Boda boda riders in Bundibugyo town are demanding an extension of the nighttime curfew hours. While announcing the full reopening of the economy on December 31, 2021, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni said boda bodas would continue operating between 5am and 7pm because criminal elements use …

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Bundibugyo district registers 3,000 teenage pregnancies in one year

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bundibugyo district has recorded 3,054 teenage pregnancies in the last twelve months. However, officials in the district health and social welfare department, say that the number of pregnant girls could be higher because most of the cases are not reported to the authorities while some …

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PWDs demand improved access to reproductive health services

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persons with Disabilities in Bundibugyo and Kasese districts have asked policymakers to enact laws that will ease their access to reproductive health services. They specifically want a house-to-house delivery of family planning services to households accommodating PWDs. Sarah Kabagenyi, the chairperson of Bundibugyo District Association …

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Bad roads slow down UPDF armored vehicles

      Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF has halted the use of armoured vehicles in the ongoing ground offensive against the Allied Democratic Force- ADF rebels due to the poor roads in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. On Tuesday, The UPDF, in …

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Lightning strikes three children dead in Bundibugyo

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lightning has killed three children and injured four others in Bundibugyo district. The incident occurred on Thursday evening during a heavy downpour. The children have been identified as Joan Kabugho aged 11 years, the brother Joas Bwambale 4 years, and Patience Masika 14 years. They …

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Contraceptive shortage hits Bundibugyo health centres

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a general stock out of contraceptives in health centres across Bundibugyo district. The most sought after contraceptives include Sayana press and Depo Provera injectable contraceptives which last for 13 weeks to prevent pregnancy. However, most of the facilities visited by Uganda Radio Network had …

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