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10,000 families face forceful eviction in Hoima

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 10,000 families in six villages in Kigorobya sub county in Hoima district are on the verge of being evicted forcefully from their ancestral land. The affected families are from Kigomba, Kyamucumba, Kalyambuzi, Kyataruga, Kamugembe 1 and Kyamugembe 2 villages. The residents are feuding …

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Land grabbing shapes presidential campaigns in Luweero

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | All presidential candidates who have held campaigns in Greater Luweero are promising one major issue, ending land grabbing, a problem that has persisted in the area for ages. Reports of land grabbing have been mostly in the sub-counties of Kapeeka, Semuto and Kasangombe in Nakaseke …

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Fort Portal city council moves to evict vendors along river Mpanga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fort Portal tourism city council has directed all vendors along River Mpanga to return to the market or risk forceful eviction. According to the city clerk Innocent Ahimbisibwe, they have noticed that vendors are leaving the market stalls empty and resorting to selling their merchandise …

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Teso launches no land, no vote campaign

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Itesot community in Abim, Kotido and Napak districts has launched a campaign dubbed “Dongo Ni Nura” literally meaning “No Land No Vote”. The campaign is in relation to the long-running feud between the Iteso and Acoli-labwor community over the ownership of Alungar, Morolokwangat, …

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28 arrested in Mityana for encroaching on wetlands during lockdown

Mityana, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Twenty-eight people in Mityana district are in trouble for encroaching on wetlands during the Covid-19 lockdown. Yasiin Bbira, the Mityana district natural resources officer says some of the encroachers have already appeared in court while others are in the process of being arraigned. According …

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UNRA delays evictions of northern bypass taxi operators

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Road users along the Kampala Northern bypass may continue to endure traffic jams and accidents as Uganda Road’s Authority (UNRA) delays the eviction of illegal taxi stages along the highway. The authority blamed traffic jams and accidents along Northern bypass on illegal taxi stages which …

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Over 30 families in Mbale homeless after eviction

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 30 families in Makhumbo village in Mbale city’s industrial division are out in the cold following their eviction from their ancestral land. The families were dissatisfied by government’s compensation for over 600 acres of land currently hosting Mbale industrial park in the then …

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