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Land battles, balalo invasion worry Acholi leaders

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A decade and half after insurgency ended in Acholi with the defeat of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA rebels, lasting peace is still being threatened by growing fights over land and the suspicious influx of ‘balalo’ with their unimmunized herds. The post-conflict region is being …

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Street children blamed for destructive fire in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Gulu have blamed street children for the devastating fire that razed over 10 huts in Kanyagoga Parish in Gulu City West Division, on Wednesday. Preliminary findings recorded in a general inquiry file at Gulu Central Police Station indicate that 11 huts were burnt …

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Leaders struggle to attract commercial flights at Gulu airport

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Gulu have said they are struggling to attract commercial flights at Gulu airport due to negative perceptions about the facility by the business community. Located, about three kilometres north-west of the Central Business District of Gulu, the largest metropolitan area in Acholi sub-region, …

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Gulu city leaders struggle to maintain access roads

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in Gulu City are struggling to maintain over 40 community access roads. The roads were opened by Gulu Municipal Council across then four Divisions that have now been merged to form East and West City Divisions during the financial 2019/2020 before Gulu attained its …

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Acholi leaders demand lift of lockdown in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Leaders in Acholi have asked the government to lift the lockdown in Gulu. Martin Ojara Mapenduzi, the LCV Chairperson says that the district taskforce was shocked to receive a notification from the Ministry of Health on Tuesday that Gulu district was under lockdown because …

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