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Arua police moves to prosecute parents over child labour

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Arua has launched an operation to arrest and prosecute parents who subject their children to child labour. The operation follows a visible rise in children involved in selling edibles within the city centre. Ugandan law prohibits the employment of children aged under 12 …

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Arua district registers 1,000 defilement cases in six months

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Arua district is grappling with a surge in defilement cases. Over 1,000 cases were reported between January and June this year. Records from the district probation and social welfare department show that at least 1,008 young girls between 3 and 17 years of age were defiled …

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Child neglect cases overwhelm Arua police

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Child and Family Protection Unit at Arua Central Police Station has raised alarm over the rising cases of child neglect. According to records at the unit, at least 175 cases have been recorded over the past six months, which is higher compared to less …

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Police detain 23 year old woman for dumping newborn baby

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Arua is holding a 23-year old woman for dumping a newborn baby. The suspect is identified as Faidah Munduru, a resident of Chongoliya cell along the Arua-Nebbi road in Arua city. Faidah was arrested on Friday evening after she was dragged to …

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Arua city registers increase in child hawkers

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Children selling foodstuffs have become a common sight on the streets in Arua city. Following President Yoweri Museveni’s announcement of a second lockdown, that also included the closure of educational institutions for 42 days, Arua city has seen several children selling merchandise in search of …

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