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UWA to reintroduce white Rhinos in Ajai Wildlife Reserve

Madi Okollo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has announced plans of reintroducing White Rhinos to Ajai Wildlife Reserve in Madi Okollo district. This follows a feasibility study by the Uganda Wildlife Authority in 2020 that confirmed Ajai Wildlife Reserve as one of the best Rhino habitats in Uganda. …

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Gov’t faulted for not resolving Apaa land conflict

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have accused the government of failing to resolve the prolonged disputes over the control and ownership of Apaa land. Several failed attempts by the government to harmoniously end the decade-long conflict have interrupted the livelihoods of the inhabitants who have suffered burning …

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Political leaders fuelling Apaa land conflict: Minister Muhoozi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Internal Affairs, Gen David Muhoozi has blamed political leaders for exacerbating conflicts between Madi and Acholi communities over Apaa land. Apaa land turned contentious when government in 2017 demarcated boundaries between Amuru and Adjumani districts. Apaa village was placed under …

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Two arrested over deadly clashes in disputed Apaa area

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security authorities in Adjumani district are holding two people in connection to deadly clashes that claimed the life of one person and left two others severely injured last week in the disputed Apaa area in Ngoro village, Itirikwa sub county. The suspects, a 50-year-old woman …

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One dead, two injured in Apaa land dispute

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One person has been killed and two others are nursing severe injuries following a tribal clash between the Acholi and Madi ethnic communities occupying the disputed Apaa land in Adjumani district. The incident happened on Wednesday in Ngoro village, Itirikwa sub-county, five kilometers outside Apaa …

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Can everlasting peace reign in disputed Apaa township?

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | It has been close to three months of relative calm in Apaa township, a disputed fertile strip of land at the borders of Amuru and Adjumani districts in Northern Uganda. But Abraham Opiro, a resident of Lulai Parish in Apaa village is skeptical that this …

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Residents want Apaa township turned into semi-autonomous sub county

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents want Apaa township turned into a semi-autonomous sub county to curb conflicts over ownership of the area. Ancestral ownership of Apaa township which borders Amuru and Adjumani districts measures approximately 42 square kilometres and is highly contested between the Madi of Adjumani and Acholi …

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Two killed as Acholi fight Madi over land in Apaa

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people have been killed in renewed tribal clashes between the Acholi community in Apaa township and Madi people from neighboring Adjumani district. Local authorities say an unspecified number of Madi assailants armed with machetes crossed Juka river into Goro B on Sunday with an …

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Residents want annexation of disputed Apaa to Adjumani revoked

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of the contested Apaa want the government to revoke their annexation to Adjumani district. Apaa is now considered part of Adjumani district after a map drawn by the British imperialists in 1911 found the contested area that is home to over 10,000 residents part …

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