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Catholic parish in Kanungu blocking road, infuriates residents

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Nyabirehe parish in Kihembe sub-county, Kanungu district are up in arms against the management of Nyamwegabira catholic parish in Kabale diocese for blocking a road used by the community. The one kilometer road in Nyabirehe village connects Nyinabirehe to the nearby villages of …

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Public servants arrested for alleged forgery

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six civil servants under Kanungu district local government are in trouble over alleged forgery and utterance of false academic documents. The suspects who are currently being held at Kanungu police station include; Alfred Mwesigye, 53, a teacher at  Kambuga senior secondary school and a resident …

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Three arrested for assaulting UPDF soldiers in Kanungu

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three people have been arrested for allegedly assaulting Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) soldiers in Kanungu district. The suspects are Eliah Akyoreka, Sam Nuwamanya and Elias Mugarura, all residents of Kiruruma village, Nyakatunguru parish, Kihihi sub county in Kanungu. They are alleged to have assaulted three …

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Police probes destruction of MP Kaberuka’s banana plantation

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kanungu district have started investigations into circumstances under which a banana plantation belonging to MP James Ruuji Kaberuka, Kinkiizi West County Member of Parliament was allegedly damaged by one of his voters over a land and money feud. Kaberuka accuses Steven Byamukama, …

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NCHE reopens Great Lakes University Kanungu

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has allowed Great Lakes Regional University in Kanungu district to reopen. The university was closed last month following a row between Dr Hamlet Mbabazi Kabushenga, the founder and Chancellor of the university against the administrators led by the …

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Police deployed at Great Lakes University in Kanungu over ownership dispute

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police have been deployed at Great Lakes Regional University, Kanungu district over an ownership row. The row is between Dr Hamlet Mbabazi Kabushenga, the University founder and Chancellor, and administrators led by Honest Wilkins Natukwasa, the current University director. Kabushenga was the University founder …

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Kanungu district heightens border surveillance after Ebola outbreak in DRC

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is heightened surveillance by Kanungu district health officials at the common border with the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC following the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. On October 8th, 2021, DRC’s Minister of Public Health, Hygiene and Prevention, Dr. Jean-Jacques Mbungani Mbanda confirmed the …

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Lightning strikes two dead, injures four in Kanungu

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people have been confirmed dead and four others injured after being struck by lightning in Kinaba sub-county, Kanungu district. The incident occurred at around 2:00pm in Muksyokwe village, Kyamukende parish. Those who died on spot are Edidiya Turyatemba, 42, and Diana Kajowa, 31, all …

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