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Refugees demand for more assistance amid soaring commodity prices

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Refugees in Palabek settlement camp in Lamwo district are demanding for an increase in the monthly cash transfers amid rising commodity prices. The World Food Program-WFP, has for years been giving refugees in-kind food assistance in terms of food rations to boost their nutrition. However, …

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Ugandan nationals arrested in disputed border area released

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in South Sudan have released and handed over four Ugandan nationals who were held captive during a fire exchange between military forces last week. Lamwo Resident District Commissioner Osborn Oceng says that the four were arrested at different intervals following a fierce fire exchange …

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Court Martial commences trial of soldier accused of shooting civilian

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The 5th Division Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF court-martial has commenced the trial of private Ronald Odera, who reportedly shot and caused the death of a civilian in Madi Opei town council, Lamwo district early this year. The UPDF 5th Division Spokesperson Captain Amos Nsambu, says …

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Pastoralists abandon 3,000 bags of charcoal in Lamwo

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 3,000 bags of charcoal have been abandoned by herdsmen, following their eviction from Lamwo district. The district security committee started evicting the pastoralists from the district last month, following an order by President Museveni in November last year. According to Museveni, the pastoralists are causing …

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Pastoralists in Lamwo district evade eviction

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pastoralists in Lamwo district are conniving with residents to evade eviction. The eviction exercise started on March 22 in Palabek Gem sub-county, however, the pastoralists have abandoned their known kraals and moved their animals to the bush to evade the eviction. Sisto Oyet, the LCV …

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UCDA to introduce new coffee variety in Kitgum, Lamwo

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Coffee Development Authority-UCDA has started the process of introducing a new Coffee Wilt Disease Resistant (CWDR) variety in Kitgum and Lamwo districts, as one of the measures to increase coffee production by farmers. Coffee growing was introduced in Kitgum in 2015. However, very …

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Pastoralists evicted from Lamwo district

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Lamwo district on Tuesday started evicting pastoralists. The eviction is however contrary to a resolution made on Sunday by the security committee of Lamwo, together with clan leaders to halt the exercise until the former Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah is buried. Denis …

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Lamwo district halts eviction of pastoralists

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lamwo district has postponed the planned eviction of pastoralists following the death of Jacob Oulanyah, the Speaker of Parliament. On Sunday, the security committee of Lamwo, together with clan leaders held a meeting at Palabek town council and resolved to start the eviction on Monday …

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South Sudanese warriors kill 2 residents, raid 108 cattle in Lamwo

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Suspected South Sudanese warriors have killed two people and made away with 108 heads of cattle. The incident occurred in Lawiyeoduny village, Madi Opei sub county in Lamwo district on Saturday evening. David Ongom Mudong, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson identified the deceased as Joseph …

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