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Fresh tension as ‘Balaalo’ herdsmen return to West Nile

Terego, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is fresh tension in Terego and Madi Okollo districts following the return of the Balaalo herdsmen barely half a year after their eviction. Currently, the herdsmen are grazing in Ocea and Amuru villages in Maraju parish, Cina in Akinio parish all in Uriama sub-county, …

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800 face eviction in Kyankwanzi

Kyankwanzi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Kitwala West Village in Muwangi Sub County Kyankwanzi District are up in arms against the National Forestry Authority– NFA for evicting them from their Bibanjas without following the due process of the law. It is alleged that on August 6 this year, …

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Court halts eviction of business operators in Makerere

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has issued an interim injunction restraining Makerere University from evicting hundreds of people who operate different businesses within the institution. According Civil Division Judge Boniface Wamala, his order will be in force pending the determination of the main application for …

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Business owners seek judicial review on eviction notice from Makerere

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several private business operators at Makerere University have petitioned the High Court to quash a decision by the administration to evict them. Through their umbrella body, the Makerere University Business Owners Association, they are challenging the eviction notice issued by the university on July 1st, …

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Kalangala RDC blocks eviction of 100 residents in Bujumba county

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Juliet Najjuma Senkoole, the Resident District Commissioner of Kalangala has blocked the eviction of over 100 residents on a contested piece of land in Bujumba County. Senkoole made the directive on Saturday during a meeting between the affected residents and Nsamba Lubega, who claims ownership …

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Pineapple farmers in Luwero face eviction

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 50 pineapple farmers are facing eviction from a 500-acre piece of land at Kaaya ranch in Luwero district. Last year, the farmers rented pieces of land ranging from 5-100 acres each to grow pineapples at Late Cranmer Kaaya ranch located at Kalwanga parish in …

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400 families face forceful eviction in Hoima

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 400 residents in Hoima are on the verge of being forcefully evicted from their ancestral land. The affected residents are from the village of Ngobye in Buraru parish, Buraru sub county.  They are feuding with Neko Isingoma, a prominent businessman in Hoima town …

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Businesses operating within Makerere University premises face eviction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University has ordered all businesses to vacate campus premises. Citing a resolution by the Makerere University Council, the Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Finance and Administration wrote on the 1st of July directing that all vendors and business owners are required to cease …

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Panic in Kireka over looming eviction from Namboole land

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of residents of Kireka Zone B are spending sleepless nights over their pending eviction as the UPDF Engineering Brigade nears the completion of the construction of the perimeter wall around Mandela National stadium. The government kicked off the renovation of Mandela National Stadium …

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