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Two children, mother injured in grenade explosion

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two children and their mother are nursing injuries sustained in a grenade explosion at Kitgum–Matidi sub county in Kitgum district. The injured have been identified as Reagan Omiya, 2yrs, his brother Ivan Mwaka, 5yrs and their mother Christine Akanyo all residents of Bobi B …

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Gulu district task force resettles street children

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Up to 205 street children in Gulu have been resettled to safeguard them against coronavirus. It is estimated that at 600 street kids are scattered in the district. The children were either orphaned by HIV/AIDS or forced to abandon their homes due to poverty …

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Lack of protective equipment worry security personnel in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lack of personal protective equipment is worrying security personnel enforcing public guidelines against COVID-19 in Gulu. Hundreds of armed police officers backed by Local Defense Units (LDU) personnel and Uganda People’s Defense Force – UPDF are enforcing the 14-days curfew to combat the pandemic …

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Missing children in Amuru worry authorities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tension is high among residents and local leaders in Amuru district following reported cases of the sudden disappearance of children linked to suspected ritual sacrifice. This follows the sudden disappearance of three children in the district. However, one of the minors identified as Levis …

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Omoro man arrested for burning wife to death

Omoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A man in Omoro district is in trouble for setting his estranged wife a blaze using petrol leading to her death. The suspect is 41-year-old Job Acellam Okot, a resident of Layibi Go-Down in Gulu Municipality. It is alleged that Okot stormed the residence of …

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