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Soldier guns down three in Gulu

  Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Uganda People’s Defense Force-UPDF soldier is on the run after shooting three people dead in Gulu. The incident happened on Monday evening in Vanguard sub ward, Vanguard Parish, Pece Division in Gulu Municipality. The dead have been identified as Beatrice Ajok, 52, …

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Young innovators appeal for regular mentoring in science, technology

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dozens of school-going youths are calling for regular science and technology innovation mentoring programs in various parts of the country. The youths appealed during the ongoing science and technology innovation high-tech camp at Gulu High School. The two weeks’ camp organized by Oysters and Pearls …

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Lorry illegally ferrying logs kills two in Gulu

  Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people have been killed and two others critically injured after a Kampala-bound trailer overturned in Gulu District. The accident happened from Oroko village, Medde Parish in Palaro Sub-County, about 70 kilometres north of Gulu town on Thursday morning. The single-cabin truck registration …

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Betty Aol Ocan hosts Xmas party for over 1,000 children

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Betty Aol Ocan, the Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Parliament has threw a Christmas party for more than 1,000 children in Gulu town. Accompanied by clergymen who conducted a brief mass, other local leaders and parents, Aol hosted the children to a sumptuous lunch after …

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Court of Appeal commences hearing criminal cases in Gulu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A criminal Court of Appeal session has commenced at the High Court in Gulu. The session that will run from November 25 to December 5, 2019, will handle 44 cases to be presided over by a panel of three judges; Justice Kenneth Kakuru, Justice …

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300 charcoal dealers evicted from Gulu district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | More than 300 charcoal dealers have been evicted from Palaro sub –county in Gulu district. The one-week operation was headed by the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces –UPDF of the fourth division barracks, with assistance from the police and the local leaders. Last month, the …

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Gulu power outages to stabilize next month

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Government has said that the power outage in Gulu will be resolved next month when Aswa dam starts operations. Gulu district has been experiencing major power outages since 2012 with blackouts recorded daily, which has affected several businesses The Aswa hydroelectric power station is …

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Man arrested in Gulu for defiling 11 year old step daughter

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Police in Gulu have arrested a 33-year-old man, for defiling his 11-year old step-daughter. The minor was defiled on Sunday in Bwobo Aywaya sub ward, Patuda parish, Layibi division in Gulu municipality. The case was reported to Mican police post by Zainabu Atayo, the …

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Gov’t tasked to explain constant power outages in Gulu, West Nile

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has demanded an explanation from the government about the continuous power outages in Gulu and Lira districts. Gulu district has been experiencing major power outages since 2012 with blackouts recorded daily, which has affected several businesses. Presenting a …

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