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Police recover the late MP Abiriga’s stolen vehicle in DRC

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel have recovered a double cabin pick-up truck of the late MP Ibrahim Abiriga, which was stolen two weeks ago. The vehicle registration number UAY 668G, white in colour went missing from late Abiriga’s residence in Anyafio village Arua city last month. It was later …

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Ntoroko farmers fear FMD outbreak as Congo herds flock into district

Ntoroko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders and farmers in Ntoroko district are living in fear of an outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease following an influx of pastoralists from DR Congo. The pastoralists are running away from instability in Boga. Dr. Bagonza Patrick Businge, the principle production officer Ntoroko …

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COVID-19 affecting Uganda- DRC trade

In theory, travellers need to present a COVID-negative test issued no more than 120 hours before travel – but in practice this is not enforced for small-scale traders | KRISTOF TITECA | Informal cross-border trade, which includes smuggling, is hugely important for survival in, around and beyond border regions. Across …

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DR Congo reports 2nd positive Ebola case

Kinshasa, DRC | Xinhua | A second positive case of Ebola virus disease was confirmed on Wednesday evening in the health zone of Butembo, North-Kivu province, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The response team said the second confirmed case is a 60-year-old farmer, who died on February 10, …

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DR Congo declares end of latest Ebola epidemic

Kinshasa, DRC | Xinhua | The Democratic Republic of Congo announced the end of the country’s latest Ebola epidemic on Wednesday, after the outbreak in the past five months had killed 55 people. “I am happy to solemnly declare the end of the 11th epidemic of the Ebola virus in Equateur …

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DR Congo seeks 20-year jail term for top aide in graft trial

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Prosecutors in DR Congo said on Thursday they are seeking a 20-year prison sentence for a key ally of President Felix Tshisekedi who is accused of embezzling more than $50 million. The prosecution is also asking that Vital Kamerhe is disqualified from holding public office …

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Eight bodies retrieved from Lake Albert

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The bodies of eight people who drowned in Lake Albert when their boat capsized on Monday have been recovered. The eight were returning to Hoima district together with several others from a funeral in Mukambu Mahagi zone in Bunia district in the Democratic Republic …

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