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DRC Elections: Cargo trucks stuck at Mpondwe

Mpondwe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The closure of the Uganda- Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) border at Mpondwe has left dozens of trucks stranded. DRC closed its border on Tuesday following the Wednesday general elections. Although the Kinshasa government declared that the border closure would take only 24 hours, …

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Kasese community in fear following attack by suspected ADF rebels

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents Kasese and those at the DRC border are living in fear after suspected rebels ambushed a truck killing two of its occupants on Friday morning. The suspected rebels torched a box body truck Reg. No. UBN 624L in Katholhu village along the Kasese-Mpondwe border highway, …

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Kasese border market temporarily closed over terror threat

Mpondwe , Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Export Zone Mpondwe Lhubiriha Market at the Uganda –DRC border line in Kasese district has been temporarily closed. The weekly market which takes place every Tuesday and Friday attracts communities from Kasese, neighbouring districts and those from the Democratic Republic of Congo. …

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MPONDWE SCHOOL ATTACK: 41 dead in suspect ADF raid

Mpondwe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | Reports from Mpondwe indicate suspected Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels attacked Lhubirira secondary school and killed 41, including 38 students. Killed at the school near the Uganda-DRC border Friday night are 38 students, one guard and two members of the local community …

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MPONDWE: Smuggling frustrating URA tax collection targets

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Smuggling of goods through porous borders in Mpondwe, Kasese district is frustrating the efforts of the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to achieve its tax collection targets. Smuggling involves the supply, distribution, and sale of products on which applicable taxes in the country of consumption …

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Mpondwe Fish Traders complain of slow business

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The business community at the Mpondwe border post in Kasese District are continuing to decry the low fish business despite the construction of the multi billion Mpondwe market. The decline of the fish business is largely attributed to the continued operations of a competitive market …

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Uganda heightens border security after deadly explosion in DR Congo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan police and military have heightened security at the common border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) following a deadly explosion Sunday, a police spokesperson has said. Measures have been put in place to avert hostile infiltrations and attacks at the common border …

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Suspected bomb hits church near DRC- Uganda border

Mpondwe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A suspected bomb has exploded inside a church in Lhubira, DR Congo. The explosion happened on Sunday leaving unspecified number of casualties. The church reportedly belonging to the Born again faith is about 3 kms from the Ugandan border. Traces of blood and wounded …

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Museveni commissions Mpondwe One Stop Border Post

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On Wednesday, President Yoweri Museveni commissioned the one-stop border post-OSBP and new border export zone-BEZ in Mpondwe-Lhubiriha, Kasese district. The World Bank financed the construction of the OSBP facility to the tune of over Shillings 5 billion through the Great Lakes Trade Facilitation-GLTF project. The …

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Mpondwe one-stop border post market completed

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Mpondwe-Lhubiriha One Border Post Market in Mpondwe town council, Kasese district has been handed over to government after completion. The over 5 billion shillings facility was funded by the World Bank through Great Lakes Trade Facilitation Project has now been handed over to …

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