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Bus tout shot dead in Kisoro district

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áPolice are investigating circumstances under which one of their own shot a bus tout working with Baby Coach in Kisoro district. Ronald Twijukye from Community Police Post in the heart of Kisoro town shot Stephen Munyantwari, 28, a resident of Kagezi village in Muhindura parish, …

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UNHCR gives Bunagana primary school UGX 178M for hosting Congolese refugees

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áBunagana Primary School in Kisoro district has received 178 million Shillings from United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) for hosting Congolese refugees. The money will be used to construct a three-classroom block and face-lift other facilities. Located at the Uganda-DRC border, the school was …

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Kisoro district registers fresh influx of Congolese refugees

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áKisoro district has recorded a fresh influx of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who are fleeing insecurity in the South Kivu province. Kisoro Resident District Commissioner, Hajji Shafique Ssekandi Ssengoba says that the new group of refugees are fleeing South Kivu province due …

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Kisoro NRM vice chairperson charged with aggravated child trafficking

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áRamathan Ndikuyezi, the Kisoro District National Resistant Movement (NRM) party Vice Chairperson is on remand for alleged aggravated child trafficking. He appeared before Rachael Tabaruka, the Kabale Grade One Magistrate on Tuesday, who remanded him to Ndorwa prisons. Ndikuyezi was arrested in July this year …

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Refugees escape settlement camps to return to DR Congo

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áSecurity personnel in Kisoro district are concerned about Congolese refugees escaping from gazetted camps to their country through the Bunagana border. The refugees fled to the Ugandan border district of Kisoro due to fighting between the March M23 Movement (M23) rebels and Armed Forces of …

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SECURITY: 12 countries meet in Kisoro for military discussion

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Military officials from 12 countries on Monday have held a special closed door meeting┬áof the Expanded Joint Verification Mechanism -EJVM in Uganda’s south western border town of Kisoro. URN has learn that the confidential discussions stemmed from the fighting between the March 23 Movement …

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Congolese refugees in Kisoro decline transfer to Nyakabande transit centre

Kisoro, Uganda |┬áTHE INDEPENDENT |┬áCongolese refugees in Kisoro district have asked the government to relocate them to transit centers and camps in their country and not to Nyakabande refugee transit centre. More than 20,00 refugees are camping in Bunagana, Rukundo, Mpaka town councils, Muramba, and Nyarubuye sub-counties following fighting between …

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Congolese refugee children battle malnutrition

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áSeveral Congolese refugee children in Kisoro district are battling malnutrition. The children are among thousands of refugees who fled Rutshuru territory, North Kivu province following the outbreak of heavy fighting between the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels and Congolese government troops. On June 13, 2022, …

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Suspected armed robber lynched in Kisoro

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áAn angry mob has lynched an unidentified armed robber in Kisoro district. The suspect together with two others stormed Kapfurizo town center in Rukongi parish, Nyarusiza sub-county pretending to look for mobile money services around 10pm on Wednesday night. They later fired bullets in the …

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