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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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Heavy rains destroy houses, crops in Bundibugyo

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 300 people in Busunga town council, Bundibugyo district are out in the cold following heavy rains that destroyed their houses and several acres of crop gardens. The rains and winds that started on Sunday night destroyed several banana plantations and houses, leaving over …

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UNEB cancels PLE results of 273 Bundibugyo candidates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB has cancelled the Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE results of 273 pupils in Bundibugyo after they were found guilty of examination malpractices. They include candidates from Bundimbugha, Njuule, Mundimasoli, Njanja, Mutsahura and Bubandi primary schools. The Bundibugyo District Education Officer John Byamukama …

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Bundibugyo registers spike in domestic violence cases

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a spike in cases of domestic violence in Bundibugyo district, which has triggered concern among local authorities. Statistics gathered by Bundibugyo District Child and Family Protection Unit show that 237 cases of domestic violence took place between January and June. The unit reported …

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Bundibugyo MPs task gov’t to transfer DRC asylum seekers

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament from Bundibugyo district have tasked the government to transfer all Congolese asylum seekers to other designated refugee settlement camps in the country. The asylum seekers are running away from conflicts in their home country. According to legislators, the camp where they are …

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Congolese refugees in Bundibugyo cry out for assistance

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Congolese refugees at the Bubukwanga transit camp in Bundibugyo district are crying out for relief assistance. Last month, more than 650 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC fleeing the war in the eastern part of their country entered Bundibugyo district through Rwamabale sub county …

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