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Eyewitnesses narrate Moroto prison break

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On Wednesday, 219 inmates escaped from Sigila prison in Moroto municipality. The escapees also broke into the armory and ran away with 14 guns. Three of the escapees were killed and seven rearrested. One UPDF soldier was also killed in the fire exchange. Carlos …

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Uganda prisons not surprised inmates escaped with guns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Prisons has said they were not surprised that inmates who escaped from Singila government prison in Moroto district ran away with guns. On Wednesday, 219 inmates overpowered two prison guards who had gone to serve them supper and escaped from custody. However, …

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Desert locusts destroy crop gardens in Moroto

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Desert locusts have invaded Moroto district for the second time destroying several crop gardens in Rupa sub county according to local authorities. The locusts first landed in Abule parish on Saturday and spread to Lolung Parish where they devoured crops and vegetation for two …

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Installation of CCTV cameras in Moroto in progress

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The installation of Closed Circuit Television Camera’s (CCTV) in strategic spots in Moroto town has aroused excitement amongst residents. Many are optimistic that with the cameras in place, crime rates will drastically reduce especially in urban neighborhoods. Moroto is one of the fastest growing …

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Reformed street children changing lives in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Reformed street children have become community change agents in Moroto district extending social support to other vulnerable groups thanks to life skills imparted to them during their rehabilitation at Alakara Home Foundation. Up to 29 girls now in upper primary and secondary school have …

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Health workers in Moroto start community treatment for cholera

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health workers in Moroto have embarked on community outreach programs providing treatment for Cholera. Cholera has continued spreading to other parts of Moroto including Municipal Council and Rupa sub county where new cases are being reported. According to records from the District Health Department, …

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