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Napak parents miss children sent to Kampala to beg

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of parents in Napak district are struggling to find the children who have been begging in the streets of the Kampala capital city over the years. Many children aged between 5 and 12 years left their homes in villages in the years …

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Child rights activists raise concerns over DNA testing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Child rights activists have expressed concern about the negative impact of DNA testing on the identities and citizenship of innocent children. The recent surge in DNA testing, particularly in cases where men discover that their presumed biological children are not related to them, has …

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Justice Arach’s children reject proposed neutral burial place

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The children and relatives of the late Supreme Court Justice Stella Arach Amoko have rejected the proposed neutral burial place at Arua Catholic Cathedral Cemetery in Ediofe parish, Arua City. The proposal to bury Justice Arach at a neutral place was reached on Friday during …

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Over 89,000 children, 10,000 women face malnutrition in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 89,000 children under the age of five and 10,000 pregnant and breastfeeding women in the nine districts of Karamoja are in dire need of immediate assistance due to severe malnutrition. This distressing revelation comes from the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification …

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NAMUGONGO: Police searching for 20 missing children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have initiated a search for 20 children who were reported missing by their parents following the Martyr’s Day celebrations at Namugongo shrines on Saturday. Caroline Kushemererwa, the head of the Child and Family Protection Unit in the Kampala Metropolitan Policing area, said that most …

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Five arrested for trafficking children

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five people have been arrested in Fort Portal for allegedly trafficking 19 children aged between 7-13 years. Vincent Twesige, the Rwenzori West Police Spokesperson, says that Fort Portal Police intercepted a taxi that was ferrying the children from Hima Town Council in Kasese …

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