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MBALE: Assailants kill security guard, flee with gun

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Mbale are hunting for unknown assailants who killed a private security guard and made off with his firearm. Rogers Taitika, the Elgon regional police spokesperson says that the incident occurred at around 08:35pm Sunday night at Choice and Choice Traders limited along Mbale-Kumi …

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Illicit waragi distilling resumes in Mbale despite ban

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Illicit waragi distillers in Musoto Mbale City Industrial division have resumed their operations two months after Mbale city environment authorities stopped their activities. The city authorities banned the distilling of illegal alcohol in August 2022 to curb water pollution and poor garbage disposal. However, the …

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Mbale landslide victims decry starvation

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Landslide victims in Mbale District are struggling to find food and water. The affected people were displaced from their homes by landslides, which hit the district last week. The landslide victims have pitched camp at Buyango community primary school in Buyango village, Buyango parish in …

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Landslides displace families in Mbale

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Twelve families in Busano and Bungoko sub-counties in Mbale district are homeless following landslides that destroyed their homes, crops, and animals. Jonathan Wandeka Wambwa, the LC 3 Chairperson of Busano sub-county says that the landslide occurred on Saturday afternoon following heavy rains that pounded the …

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EBOLA: Suspected Mbale case is negative

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The samples of a 16-year-old boy who was isolated at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital after presenting with Ebola-like symptoms have turned out negative, the Director, Dr. Stephen Obbo has revealed. “The results of the suspected case are negative and the patient is now receiving normal …

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13 arrested for cultivating marijuana in Mbale

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thirteen people are in custody at Busoba police station in Mbale district, for illegally growing marijuana. The suspects were picked up in intelligence-led operations in Nangilima Lower and Nangilima Upper villages in Busoba sub county, Mbale district on Monday. Rodgers Taitika, the Elgon Region police …

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