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Three truck drivers arrested for inciting protest at Elegu border

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three cargo truck drivers are in police custody in Amuru district in connection to the protest at the Uganda-South Sudan border town of Elegu. The suspects, a Somali national and two Ugandans were picked up Tuesday afternoon following the chaos that erupted between cargo drivers at …

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Trucks pile at Elegu border following protests in South Sudan

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of trucks have piled up at Elegu border point in Elegu town council, Amuru district following violence that erupted across the South Sudan border town of Nimule on Monday. Traffic came to a standstill for the better part of Monday after angry locals staged …

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Amuru leaders raise red flag over continued smuggling of mairungi

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in Amuru district are bothered by the continuous sale of mairungi at the Elegu border post which they say could spoil the relationship between Uganda and South Sudan. Mairungi is a flowering evergreen shrub often chewed with gum. Mairungi consumers according to the World …

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Gulu hospital discharges 34 COVID patients

  Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu Regional Referral Hospital has discharged 34 patients who recovered from COVID-19. Of the 34, 26 are Ugandan truck drivers while eight are foreign truck drivers. They tested positive for the virus from Elegu border point in Amuru district. Dr Paska Apiyo, a …

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Arua hospital discharges three COVID-19 patients

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Arua Regional Referral Hospital has discharged three people after successfully recovering from COVID-19, bringing the number of all those discharged to eight. The three, all adult male truck drivers; two from Oli division and one from Dadamu sub county in Arua district are part …

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MPs Odonga Otto, Gilbert Olanya arrested in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have arrested the Kilak South MP, Gilbert Olanya and Aruu South MP Samuel Odonga Otto for demonstrating against the continuous movement of trucks to and from Elegu border post in Amuru. Olanya and Otto were intercepted at Cereleno market in Gulu town. They …

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