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500 Kikuube residents face forceful eviction

    Residents claim the contested land belongs and was given to them by Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 500 residents of Kinogozi parish in Buhimba sub county in Kikuube district are on the verge of being evicted from their homes. The residents are feuding with Edward Kaliisa, …

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Ten schools face eviction from police land

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Schools that are illegally occupying police land have until July 24 to vacate or face forceful eviction. This is based on instructions by the Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola for the eviction of all illegal settlements on police land, to pave way for a …

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Kabale RDC notifies wetland encroachers to resist NEMA and police evictions

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kabale Resident District Commissioner Darius Nandinda has told people farming in the wetlands to resist any attempts to evict them by National Environment Management Authority-NEMA and Water ministry officials supported by the environmental police until the district authorities are satisfied the exercise is going to be …

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Court to decide on Ziwa-Rhino Fund Uganda eviction on Monday

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court has fixed April 26, 2021, to give it’s decision on an application seeking to stay the eviction of Rhino Fund Uganda that has been operating at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongora district. The date has been fixed by the Civil Division Registrar Jameson …

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Ziwa rhino sanctuary land owner supports NGO eviction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The owners of the land on which Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is located have asked court to dismiss an application seeking to stay the eviction of the organization that has been operating on the facility. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a home to 33 white endangered rhinos located in …

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Kigezi leaders appeal to gov’t to resettle Batwa people

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political leaders in Kigezi region have implored the government to resettle the Batwa following their eviction from national parks in the 1990’s. The leaders were speaking during the release of a study by Mbarara University of Science and Technology-MUST, dubbed “Understanding the Marginalized Batwa people of …

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More than 100 farmers face eviction from rented farm land

Farmers in Bunyangabu district are facing eviction due to family bickering on the rightful owner of the land Bunyangabu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 100 farmers renting land belonging to Andrew Bazalirwaki, a resident of Kakinga town council in Bunyangabu district are facing eviction by his son, John Kiiza, who …

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Kakumiro gives wetland enchroachers six months to vacate

Kakumiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wetland encroachers in Kakumiro district have six months to voluntarily vacate the wetlands or face the wrath of the law. The encroachers are currently planting rice, tomatoes and cabbages among other crops in the wetlands. The major wetlands that have been degraded are Mabengere that …

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600 market vendors in Gulu city face eviction

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 600 vendors in Cereleno market in Bardege-Layibi division in Gulu city are on the verge of eviction. Last month, the authorities of Layibi division through Vincent Opio, the division’s senior assistant town clerk wrote a letter notifying the market leaders that the market …

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