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Four arrested for illegal logging in Bugoma Forest Reserve

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A joint security operation involving the police and Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF personnel has netted four people accused of engaging in illegal activities in Bugoma forest reserve in Kikuube district. The suspects are Vereriano Byamukama, Justus Agaba, Robert Muhwezi, and Hillary Byarugaba, all residents of Karwensanga …

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Police, RDC trade blame over illegal logging in Lamwo

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Environmental Protection Police Unit (EPPU) and Lamwo Resident District Commissioner, Geoffrey Osborn Oceng are trading accusations over illegal logging in the district. It follows the altercation last week between the EPPU and security personnel led by Oceng during an operation in Agula village, Abera …

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Six Ugandans detained in South Sudan for illegal logging

South Sudan army picked up the Ugandans while cutting trees in a forest in Magwi county Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six Ugandan nationals are in the custody of South Sudanese authorities for illegal logging. They are Richard Otto, Gaetano John, Bosco Ouma, Michael Onono, Richard Otto and Geoffrey Kilama, …

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Can Gen Lokech win the war on illegal logging in Acholi?

Gen Lokech implicated RDCs, DPCs and politicians for abetting illegal logging and charcoal trade in Acholi Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Inspector General of Police-IGP Maj Gen Paul Lokech has accused security personnel in the Acholi region of abetting illegal logging and charcoal burning. Gen Lokech specifically pointed fingers …

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Kitgum police boss in trouble over illegal logging

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lamwo police are holding one of their own for his alleged involvement in illegal logging. Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region police spokesperson identifies the suspect as Julius Mpande, the Officer in Charge of Operations at Kitgum central police station. He is locked up …

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Six arrested in crackdown on illegal loggers in Lamwo

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Kitgum district is holding six suspects arrested for alleged illegal logging and charcoal burning. The suspects were picked from Lamwo district during undercover operations conducted by the Environmental Protection Police Unit-EPPU over the weekend. The operations conducted on illegal logging and charcoal …

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