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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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Uncertainty as CRO throws out street children in Mbale

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is uncertainty over the future of dozens of street children in Mbale district following their eviction from the Child Restoration Outreach-CRO youth center. CRO is a Non-Governmental Organization which caters for the welfare of street children and operates branches in Jinja, Lira and …

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Court halts eviction of more than 300 Makindye residents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court Land Division has extended its order restraining National Environmental Management Authority-NEMA from evicting 304 people from Kansanga Kiwafu B and Heritage zones in Makindye division, Kampala. Justice Yasin Nyanzi extended the order this morning pending the hearing of an application by …

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Over 1000 residents face eviction in Masindi

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1000 people from Kirayana village in Kimengo sub county in Masindi district are facing eviction from their homes. On Thursday, officials from Mena Food Company Limited stormed the area under the protection of Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF soldiers and started fencing off …

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Lands Ministry intervenes in Masindi land wrangle

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Lands has intervened in a wrangle between Uganda Investment Authority-UIA and over 2,000 residents over a contested piece of land in Masindi district. The land measuring approximately 60 square miles is situated in Kimengo sub-county Masindi district. More than 2,000 people …

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174,000 face eviction from Lake Victoria shores

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Water and Environment is to evict over 170,000 people from Lake Victoria shores and wetlands across Uganda.  The eviction exercise will pave the way for the demarcation of the boundaries. Addressing the media on Monday, Alfred Okot Okidi, the Permanent Secretary said that …

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55 families face hunger after NFA destroys food crops in Luweero

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 55 families at Yandwe village in Luweero district are starving after their food crops were destroyed by National Forestry Authority-NFA. The families occupy part of the 1,208 hectares of land belonging to Mbaale Central forest reserve in Butuntumula sub county, Luweero district. …

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2000 Masindi residents face forceful eviction from UIA land

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 2000 people from Kimengo sub county in Masindi district are facing eviction from land belonging to Uganda Investment Authority-UIA. The affected are residents of Bungucoda, Nyakarongo, Kiryana, Ijwamba and Kokoitwa villages. A team of police officers backed by Uganda Peoples Defense Force-UPDF soldiers …

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