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FPU: Three fishermen die trying to escape arrest on Lake Albert

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three fishermen are reported to have died after jumping into Lake Albert to avoid being arrested by Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU personnel. On Wednesday, four fishermen Richard Onen 25, Samson Jatho 35, Godfrey Obedirwoth 28, and Muzamil Jakisa all attached to Mbegu B landing site …

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Armed men attack Ugandan fishermen on Lake Albert

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Suspected armed Congolese militiamen have raided the Uganda side of Lake Albert and fled off with fishing gear belonging to Ugandans. The six-armed men dressed in Congolese military camouflage reportedly attacked in the wee hours of Sunday close to Runga landing site in, Kibiro …

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Heavy security deployment along Uganda-DRC border

Mpondwe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  There is significant deployment of the Uganda Police Force (UPF), Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF), and other sister security agencies, along the Uganda-DRC border in the Bunyoro sub-region. This follows an attack on Lhubirira Secondary School in Kasese by suspected Allied Democratic Force (ADF) …

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Local tourist drowns in Lake Albert during Sunday tour

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 30 year old man has drowned in the waters of Lake Albert in Buliisa district. The deceased has been identified as Gerald Twinamatsiko, an employee of Devise Solution Engineering Company Limited based in Kasenyi village, Ngwedu sub-county in Buliisa. The incident occurred on Sunday …

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Body of teenager retrieved from Lake Albert

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The body of a teenager who drowned in Lake Albert in Hoima district has been retrieved. Fishermen recovered the body of 16-year-old Komakech Obama around 8pm on Monday. Obama who was attached to Kiryamboga landing site in Buseruka sub-county met his death around 4am on Sunday …

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Hippo kills 12 cows in Kikuube district

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A hippopotamus has killed 12 cows and injured 20 others in Kikuube district. The hippo has been raiding Kyehoro lower and Kyehoro upper landing sites in Nkondo parish, Kabwoya sub-county for the past two weeks, the latest being on Thursday night. The hippo emerges from …

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Uganda deports 35 Congolese fishermen

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security officials in the Albertine region have released and deported 35 Congolese fishermen who were arrested on the Lake Albert waters in Kikuube district. The Congolese fishermen were arrested on August 1, 2022 while carrying out fishing activities in the Ugandan waters near Sebigoro landing site. …

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Gov’t embarks on construction of Butiaba health center III

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has finally kicked off the construction of Butiaba health center III in Buliisa district. In 2020, water submerged the former premises of Butiaba health center III following the rising water levels in Lake Albert. The floods submerged staff quarters, maternity, male and female …

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Bunyoro MPs task gov’t over delayed resettlement of flood victims

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament from Bunyoro sub-region have tasked the government to explain the delayed resettlement of thousands of people who were affected by floods in Buliisa district. In 2020, more than 3,500 families were displaced after floods resulting from the rising water levels of Lake …

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Flood victims in Buliisa protest delayed resettlement

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 3,500 families affected by floods that resulted from the rising water levels of Lake Albert in Buliisa district are protesting their delayed resettlement by the government. The floods displaced thousands of people in Butiaba and Kigwera sub counties and Butiaba town council in …

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