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Two Ugandan truck drivers shot dead in South Sudan

Trucks at the border town of Elegu. PHOTO URN Elegu, South Sudan | THE INDEPENDENT | Two Ugandan truck drivers have been shot dead and one injured in South Sudan. The incident occurred on Thursday in Nesitu, Jubek County in the Central Equatorial State about 120 kilometres to Nimule border …

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Cross border business booms at Elegu despite transport ban

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Business continues to boom at Elegu Township in Amuru District, Uganda’s border point of entry into neighbouring South Sudan despite the lockdown instituted to curtail the spread of COVID-19. There is an influx of cargo truckers delivering goods to Juba while security officials; police …

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Truckers strike over South Sudan armed attacks

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Truck drivers destined for South Sudan have parked their trucks at Elegu border town in Amuru district to protest armed attacks on their colleagues. This comes a few days after South Sudanese authorities handed over the bodies of four Ugandan drivers who were shot dead …

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Gov’t extends piped water supply to Elegu township

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Water and Environment has finalized plans to extend piped water supply to Elegu town council in Amuru district. The construction of the Bibia-Elegu piped water supply system and sanitation facility is being funded by the Germany Financial Cooperation through KfW, a German …

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Rape, extortion frustrate Uganda-South Sudan traders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Female traders involved in cross border trade between Uganda-South Sudan have raised a red flag on sexual violence and extortion at security checkpoints along the Nimule-Juba highway. The women say they are sexually assaulted by armed security personnel along Elegu and Nimule borders. The conduct …

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URA raises red flag on smuggling at Elegu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority – URA has raised a red flag against smuggling of goods in Elegu, the porous Uganda-South Sudan border. Elegu is one of Uganda’s five high volume border entry points after Mutukula (Uganda – Tanzania), Malaba and Busia (Uganda-Kenya) and Mirama Hills at …

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Elegu Floods: Over 1,000 now sleeping in URA warehouse

Soroti, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Over 1,000 residents of Elegu Town Council at the Uganda South Sudan Border in Amuru district have taken refuge at the Uganda Revenue Authority warehouse following recurrent flash floods. On Sunday night the residents, consisting of children, women, male and elderly persons deserted their …

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Amuru leaders demand mandatory COVID-19 tests

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amuru district leaders have asked the government to consider mandatory COVID-19 testing of all area residents following an increase in community infections among residents of Elegu township in Atiak sub county. The cases are expected to have been people who made contacts with truck …

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Amuru leaders demand for a health centre III in Elegu

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amuru district leaders are demanding for a health centre III in Elegu town council at the one stop border point. An estimated 10,000 people who are residents in Elegu depend on Biabia health III which is 11 kilometres away or Atiak health cente IV …

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