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Palabek refugee settlement hits 60,000 population capacity

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Palabek refugee settlement in Lamwo district has hit its standard capacity of hosting 60,000 refugees. The settlement initially opened in 2017 sits on a 50 square mile piece of land donated by host communities in Palabek Ogilli, and parts of Palabek Gem sub-counties. Although it …

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Herdsmen in Lamwo sue local leaders over planned eviction

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eleven pastoralists have sued the Palabek Cultural Institution and six sub county chairpersons challenging an impending eviction of pastoralists from Palabek county in Lamwo district. Simon Timbigamba, Petero Bashaijja, John Bosco Kamanzi, Moses Gakumba, George William Katozi, Emmanuel Tayebwa, William Fendi, Sylvester Ndayisaba, Yoweri Nahabwe, …

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Stray elephants displace residents in Lamwo

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Lubiri and Kadomera Central villages, Palabek Nyimur sub county in Lamwo district have fled their homes following an invasion of stray elephants. The Nyimur sub county LCIII chairperson Moses Bili, says the elephants believed to have strayed from Nimule National Park in Magwi …

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South Sudanese cattle rustlers shoot and injure UPDF soldier

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people including a UPDF soldier are nursing bullet injuries sustained during a fire exchange between the army and armed South Sudanese cattle rustlers in Madi Opei sub county, Lamwo district on Monday. The civilian casualty has been identified as Peter Abac, a resident of …

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Black flies upsurge sparks fear among residents of Lamwo, Pader

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rural communities in Lamwo and Pader districts are living in fear of experiencing new cases of nodding syndrome due to an upsurge in black flies. People living along the belt of the fast-flowing river Achwa, say that since November last year, the population of black …

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South Sudan nationals accuse Uganda border officials of harassment

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | South Sudan authorities have accused Ugandan security personnel and immigration officials of allegedly harassing their nationals. The concerns were raised by authorities of South Sudan’s Magwii County in the Eastern Equatorial state during an inter border security meeting held on Monday at the Ngomoromo border …

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Three South Sudanese nationals arrested for illegal entry

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three South Sudanese nationals have been arrested for illegally crossing into Uganda. Joseph Obalu, James Okulang and Jackson Lukong, all residents of Rumula Payam in the Ikotos County of the Eastern Equatorial State in South Sudan entered Uganda through the porous borders of Madi Opei …

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Ugandan farmers chased from South Sudan border gardens

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Suspected South Sudan security personnel are reportedly chasing Ugandan farmers from their gardens at the borders with Lamwo district. Reports indicate that the gunmen believed to be coming from Owiny-Kibul and Ingiji in the Central Equatorial State of South Sudan have in the past weeks …

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