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Police investigating death of passenger on MV Kyoga

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Nakasongola is investigating the mysterious death of a passenger who lost his life aboard MV Kyoga, which was heading to Amolatar district. The deceased has been identified as Ambrose Ongom, a resident of Owinyocwa village at Namasale landing site in Amolatar district. It is …

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UWA closes Ziwa rhino sanctuary following attack

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has closed Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola district with immediate effect following a recent attack. The decision comes amidst bickering between Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranches (ZRWR), which owns the land hosting the sanctuary, and Rhino Fund Uganda (RFU), a non-governmental organization that …

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UWA to relocate 33 rhinos from Ziwa rhino sanctuary over land wrangles

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA is planning to relocate 33 rhinos from Ziwa rhino sanctuary in Nakasongola district due to land conflicts. Located in Nakitoma sub county, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (ZRS) has been under the management of Rhino Fund Uganda, a non-government organization. However, about four years ago, …

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Nakasongola leaders resort to vigilantes to fight cattle thefts

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nakasongola district leaders have resolved to form committees on each village to fight the rampant cattle thefts. According to district authorities, between 16 to 20 cows are stolen each day in Nakasongola and sold in Kampala city. The thieves raid kraals and steal the cattle …

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P7 candidate dies hours to exams following a dog bite

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Emma Semata, a primary seven-candidate at Ebenezer Nursery and Primary school in Nakasongola, died hours to the exams following a dog bite. Semata breathed his last at around midnight at Entebbe hospital, where he was rushed by his parents after being beaten by a dog. …

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Nakasongola fishermen frustrated over low fish catch

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fishermen in Nakasongola district have decried the low fish catch months after the fishing ban was lifted on Lake Kyoga. Last year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries lifted the ban on fishing at Lake Kyoga after a yearlong holiday. A limited number …

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Nakasongola demands better services for re-electing Museveni

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Nakasongola County Member of Parliament and LC V chairperson have asked the National Resistance Movement to prioritize service delivery in the next five years if they are to retain support in the district. Noah Mutebi Wanzala is among the two incumbent Members of Parliament …

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Missing student found dead in Nakasongola

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A senior five student of Pope John Paul II Secondary School in Nakaseke district who went missing on Tuesday has been found dead in Nakasongola. Noah Bukeera, a son to Bogere David, a resident of Namakukulu village in Nabiswera sub county was found murdered and …

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Families of abducted Nakasongola persons flee homes

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The families of two people who were allegedly abducted by armed personnel in Nakasongola district have fled their homes in fear. George Ssenyonjo, 36, a resident of Kirooro village in Nakitoma sub county was allegedly abducted by unidentified gunmen on January 5th, 2021. His friend, …

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