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UPDF soldiers captured on video tortuing suspect, face court martial

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldiers will be tried publicly for the alleged torture of a suspected motorcycle thief. Since Tuesday, a video has been circulating on social media showing the suspect, identified as Nelson Omon, a resident of Lagot Village, Larakaraka Parish …

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UK firm acquires Orom graphite project, starts production 2024

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The construction of a Orom-Cross Graphite mining facility in Orom East Sub-county, Kitgum district in Northern Uganda will kick off next year, Vincent Kedi, the Assistant Commissioner of Licensing and Administration in the Minister of Energy has revealed. According to Kedi, Blencowe Resources Limited, a UK firm …

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Museveni to issue executive order to end wetland misuse

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has emphasized the importance of protecting environmental assets as a crucial element for Uganda’s and Africa’s success during his 61st Independence Anniversary speech. He noted that assets like wetlands, forests, rivers, lakes, and water towers are vital for providing essential life-sustaining …

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Community engagement emphasized in Kitgum Open Court Day

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Judicial officers in Uganda have been urged to increase their engagement with the community to bridge the gap between the legal system and citizens, and to simplify court processes. This call was made during the open court day held at the Kitgum Magistrate’s premises, …

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Attorney General questions list of 150 war claimants

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General has returned the names of at least 155 war debt claimants in Kitgum for re-verification. Kitgum district had sent a list of 1,463 war debt claimants to the office of the Attorney General, but only 763 are reflected in the master …

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Fire guts cotton factory in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fire has gutted a cotton factory belonging to East Acholi Cooperative Union-EACU in Kitgum municipality. The incident occurred on Thursday when the fire started from within the factory. Henry Komakech, the Secretary Manager of EACU, said the cause of the fire is not yet known, …

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KITGUM: 70 percent of learners drop out before P7

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Learners in Kitgum district are struggling to complete Primary and Ordinary level of education, a new report has revealed. The transition report by Fred Owot, the Kitgum District Education Officer-DEO notes that only 30 percent of learners enrolled in Primary One sit Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE …

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Kitgum prepares first St. Janani Luwum memorial lecture

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The organizing committee of the 46th St Janani Luwum has set February 15th, 2023 for the inaugural memorial lecture in honor of the saint. Canon Gladys Oyat, the local organizing committee chairperson, says the inaugural St. Janani Luwum memorial lecture will provide people with adequate …

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Stray elephants invade Kitgum district

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several residents in Kitgum are living in fear after a herd of stray elephants invaded their village. The marauding elephants estimated to be 20 in number invaded Agora village in Orom sub sub-county on Thursday. Quinto Oling, a resident of Agora village says that as many …

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