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Mixed reactions over gov’t plan to compensate Karimojong

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There are mixed reactions from leaders in Teso and Lango sub-regions over the government plan to compensate the people of Karamoja for the loss of property and lives caused by some wrong elements within the region. Last weekend, President Yoweri Museveni revealed that the government …

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Benet battle for land and identity

Why indigenous group is still struggling to shake off a 100 year-old British injustice Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Francis Cheptoek, 71, is one of the prominent elders of the indigenous Benet community from Kabarak, a village perched on the contoured northern slopes of Mt. Elgon in Kween District …

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UPDF engineering brigade refurbishes Oulanyah’s village home

Omoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF Engineering Brigade has started refurbishing the house of former Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah at his ancestral home in Ayom Lony village, Lalogi sub-county, Omoro district. The team embarked on the works shortly after President Museveni made commitments to support …

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Anita Among

 Emerging political powerhouse? Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | As people were questioning the ethical and cultural considerations of electing a new speaker of Parliament when the body of the fallen Speaker Jacob Oulanyah was not yet buried let alone even in the country, Anita Among was consolidating her …

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Teso leaders ask Museveni for security against cattle theft

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in Teso have urged tough action from President Yoweri Museveni over the increasing cases of insecurity along the Teso border with Karamoja. The President was in Soroti on Saturday to launch the livestock claimants’ compensation payment for the war debt claimants in the Acholi, …

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Museveni urges Christians on wealth creation

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has asked the Church to mobilize Christians towards income-generating projects in the fight against eliminating poverty in households that are stuck in subsistence farming. According to President Museveni, at least 39% of households in Uganda are still engaged in subsistence farming …

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SOROTI: Over 2,000 claimants verified for compensation

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Up to 2,410 of the people who lost animals during the insurgency in Soroti District have been cleared for compensation. The list was revealed by the Soroti District Communications Officer, Abraham Ekwaru during an exclusive interview with our reporter ahead of the launch of …

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