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Karenga: Insecurity delays PDM fund disbursement

Karenga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders in Karenga district have expressed deep concerns about rising insecurity affecting the disbursement of funds under the Parish Development Model (PDM). Beneficiaries from Sangar and Kawanakol sub-counties have not received their allocations due to security threats from armed warriors raiding villages, causing livestock …

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Farmers in Napak want security forces deployed in gardens

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of farmers in Napak District is demanding for the deployment of security personnel in gardens to prevent attacks by suspected  Karamojong warriors. This follows a message that was sent to one of the phones belonging to the community member in Nabwal sub …

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Karimojong leaders call for mindset change

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | District leaders from Karamoja sub-region have called on government to embrace what they termed as ‘disarmament of the mind’ as a possible lasting solution to the insecurity that has prevailed in the region. In a meeting with the Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs, district chairpersons …

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Thirty machete wielding men arrested in Jinja city

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kiira region on Monday confirmed the arrest of 30 machete wielding men, whom they accused of terrorizing residents in the different parts of Jinja city. The suspects were arrested on 4th and 5th February, 2023 following a public outcry over increasing cases of insecurity …

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Monsignor Mpanga decries attacks on security personnel

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kasana-Luwero Diocesan Administrator, Monsignor Francis Xavier Mpanga has asked the government to address the insecurity facing the country. At least six security personnel have been killed since July this year across Kasana-Luwero Diocese which comprises of Nakaseke, Nakasongola and Luwero districts. The assailants have …

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Police reinstates road checkpoints as festive season approaches

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police on Monday said it is reinstating checkpoints on major highways to curb traffic violations and insecurity as the festive season starts. Police in a statement issue said during the period when checkpoints were removed, wrong elements used the vacuum created to commit crimes and …

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UN warns of deteriorating humanitarian situation in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The United Nations top relief official in Somalia warned on Tuesday the humanitarian situation in Somalia remains extremely serious and called for sustained and improved assistance to avert famine. Adam Abdelmoula, Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia said …

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Police give ghetto youth, public 14-days to surrender army uniforms

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some reformed ex-criminals and suspects in some of the pending cases have told the Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander Senior Commissioner of Police –SCP Stephen Tanui that they get army and police uniforms from security personnel. Tanui held a meeting at police headquarters with …

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