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35,000 evicted residents in Kiryandongo district face starvation

Kiryandongo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 35,000 people who were evicted from their land in Kiryandongo district are on the verge of starvation. The victims mainly women, children, and the elderly from ten villages were evicted in 2020 from their land measuring approximately 9,300 acres. The residents have been …

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High commodity prices bite refugee mothers in Uganda

Kiryandongo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Refugee mothers in Kiryandongo refugee settlement are struggling to cope with the soaring prices of essential commodities. Prices of commodities such as sugar, laundry soap, cooking oil, fuel, and food have been on the rise in the local market since the beginning of the year. …

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Kiryandongo farmers reap big from NAADS project

Kiryandongo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Kiryandongo district are reaping big from the various projects introduced to them by the National Agricultural Advisory Services-NAADS. The over 500 farmers mostly from the village of Yelekeni in Bweyale town council are engaging in maize farming, piggery and poultry keeping among others …

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Kiryandongo man arrested for stabbing wife to death

Kiryandongo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kiryandongo have arrested a 40-year old man for allegedly stabbing his wife to death. The suspect identified as Joseph Lutaaya is a resident of Panyadoli village in Panyadoli parish, Mutunda sub county, Kiryandongo district. It is alleged that Lutaaya picked a quarrel with …

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Three buried alive in Kiryandongo quarry

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three people have died after they buried alive at a quarry in Kiryandongo District. The incident occurred on Saturday evening at about 5:00 pm at the hydropower station in Karuma Town Council from Kiryandongo District. The deceased has been identified as David Otingcwinywa aged …

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Three children perish in house fire in Kiryandongo

Kiryandongo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fire has gutted a house in Kiryandongo district killing three minors. The incident occurred at around 8:30pm on Saturday night in Panyadoli B cell of Bweyale town council in Kiryandongo district. Police have since identified the deceased minors as Omira Mugema 5, James Ali 4 …

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38 suspects arrested over murder of three people in Kiryandongo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kiryandongo have in their custody 38 suspects accused of attacking and killing three people in the district. The suspects whose names have been concealed for fear of jeopardizing police investigations were arrested on Thursday and Friday this week from various parts of Kiryandongo …

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Poacher arrested selling baboon meat in Kiryandongo

Kiryandongo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Game rangers attached to Murchison Falls National National Park have arrested a poacher they caught red handed selling baboon meat to travelers along Kampala-Gulu highway in Kiryandongo district. Wilson Kagoro, the community conservation warden at Murchison Falls National Park identifies the suspect as 28-year-old …

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