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Hundreds flee homes in Busia over illegal power connections

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of Busia municipal residents fled their homes on Monday morning during the crackdown on illegal power consumers. It all started after a team of Umeme officials backed by the police stormed Arubaine, Marachi A, Mbale Kidogo Sofia, Madibira, Nangwe shops, Solo A and Solo …

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9 juveniles arrested for smoking opium in Gulu city

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nine juveniles have been arrested in a crackdown against opium smoking in Gulu city. The boys whose names cannot be shared because they are minors aged between 8 and 14 years were picked up from industrial area behind a bar belonging to one only identified …

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61 arrested in crackdown on illegal charcoal dealers, loggers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixty-one people are in police custody following a crackdown on suspected illegal charcoal dealers and loggers in Northern Uganda. The suspects were picked up in a joint operation led by the Environmental Police Protection Unit and the National Forestry Authority (NFA), which was sanctioned by …

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Trump’s immigration crackdown starts to gain traction

Washington, United States | AFP | With a little help from the Supreme Court and Mexico, US President Donald Trump’s fitful crackdown on immigration is finally gaining traction. Trump has spent his entire presidency promising to stop illegal immigration, shut out asylum seekers and wall off the Mexican border. The far-reaching …

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US names special Sudan envoy as protesters demand guarantees

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | The United States Wednesday named a special envoy to Sudan to find a “peaceful” solution between demonstrators and generals, as protest leaders demanded “international guarantees” for implementing any agremeent reached with the army rulers. Shops and restaurants meanwhile began to reopen in Sudan’s capital Wednesday after …

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