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Kasese border market temporarily closed over terror threat

Mpondwe , Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Export Zone Mpondwe Lhubiriha Market at the Uganda –DRC border line in Kasese district has been temporarily closed. The weekly market which takes place every Tuesday and Friday attracts communities from Kasese, neighbouring districts and those from the Democratic Republic of Congo. …

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EAC troops mandate in North Kivu extended to December

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | The mandate of the peacekeeping mission deployed under the East African Community Regional Force in the North Kivu Province of the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been extended to December 2023. Troops from Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan and Burundi were deployed in territories …

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Ugandan troops start tree planting campaign in North Kivu province

Rutshuru, DRC | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s peacekeeping forces in the war-torn North Kivu Province of the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have initiated an extensive tree-planting campaign in the Rutshuru territory to promote environmental conservation. Colonel Michael Walaka Hyeroba, the Ugandan Troops Contingent Commander, inaugurated the campaign on Tuesday …

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Congolese national, Ugandan man held over illegal possession of firearms

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Congolese and a Ugandan have been arrested for illegal possession of firearms. The suspects currently being detained at Kisoro police station are: Sadiki Gashendure ,29, a resident of Bunagana village, Karambo chiefdom in Rutshuru territory, North Kivu province of Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo …

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Armed men attack Ugandan fishermen on Lake Albert

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Suspected armed Congolese militiamen have raided the Uganda side of Lake Albert and fled off with fishing gear belonging to Ugandans. The six-armed men dressed in Congolese military camouflage reportedly attacked in the wee hours of Sunday close to Runga landing site in, Kibiro …

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14 women rescued from ADF captivity in DR Congo

Kampala, Uganda | Xinhua | The Ugandan military said it has freed 14 women held by Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in a joint operation with the DRC army. The rescue operation was conducted Monday night by the Uganda People’s Defense …

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