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Journalist in custody over death of hotel receptionist

Lwengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Haruna Mugerwa, a journalist with Vision Group’s Bukedde TV has spent the night in police cells in connection to the death of a guest house attendant in Lwengo district. Mugerwa is locked up at Mbirizi police station in Lwengo district, as a key suspect in the …

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Three arrested for murder in Lwengo district

Lwengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Lwengo district has arrested three people for allegedly being part of a mob that killed a 25-year-old man on suspicion of house breaking and theft. The deceased has been identified as Frank Tushabe, a resident of Lwekisuga village in Malongo sub-county. The suspects …

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Farmers in Lwengo receive training on managing of Crested cranes

Lwengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Lwengo district have received specialized training on managing the invasion of Crested cranes, instead of poisoning them. The farmers have for years decried the persistent crop invasion by the country’s precious bird which has left their communities plunged into food shortage. The most …

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Security personnel investigate suspected bomb blast in Lwengo

Lwengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel in Lwengo district are investigating a suspected bomb blast in Kyangoma village, Kkingo sub-county. Winfred Nalwanga, a resident of Nkoni trading center along the Masaka-Mbarara highway says a strange explosion was heard at about 9:30pm on Sunday, causing a panic in the area. …

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Persistent dry spell worries farmers in Lwengo district

Lwengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Food production in Lwengo district is being threatened by harsh weather conditions. The farmers say they last received rainfall in the first week of March. The most affected villages include Kyandazima, Kamusoga, Kaikolongo, Kisaana, Kyakabandagala, Kajjalubanda, Kitwekyanjovu, Lwempaama, and Katuulo villages in Lwengo sub-county. Beans, …

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Two Lwengo district officials arrested over alleged fraud

Lwengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two Lwengo district officials are in police custody for alleged fraud and obtaining money by false pretense from women groups in the area. They are Joseph Mazinga, the Lwengo District Commercial Development Officer, and an attendant in his office, Wilson Ssemanda. Another official Charles Mbazira, …

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Lwengo resident arrested for starving, torturing own children

Lwengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Lwengo district is holding a 37-year-old man for allegedly torturing and starving his children. Ivan Kisekka, a resident of Kakoma village in Kisseka sub county is detained at Lwengo district Central Police for allegedly starving and causing grievous body injuries on his …

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Pipeline affected persons petition Total over intimidation, compensation

Kyotera, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1,000 people affected by the East African Crude Oil Pipeline in Kyotera and Lwengo districts have petitioned Total Energies E&P Uganda, for an intervention to address grievances stemming from the land acquisition process. The 1,443km East African Crude Oil Pipeline will transport Uganda’s …

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