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Former LRA abductees reap from making face masks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels in Northern Uganda are reaping big through the making of face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19. Up to 35 former child soldiers who attained vocational training in fashion design and garment technology have been contracted by …

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Northern Uganda to endure unstable electricity supply until April

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Power consumers in Northern Uganda will continue experiencing unreliable electricity supply until April when alternative power line from Achwa 2 hydroelectricity plant is switched on. Power consumers in the region currently rely on an erratic power line from Jinja which snakes to Tororo, Soroti and …

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NDA impounds medicines worth UGX 75m in Northern Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The National Drug Authority (NDA) has confiscated over 200 boxes of assorted medicines during a five-day enforcement operation conducted in 16 districts in northern Uganda. The authority also issued closure notices to 164 drug outlets that have been operating without necessary requirements, across the …

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South Sudan refugee influx increases in Nothern Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 900 South Sudan Refugees crossed to Northern Uganda as of September 30th, a report from the Office of Prime Minister and United Nations Human Rights commission UNHCR has revealed. The joint border monitoring report released on October 10th reveals a slight rise …

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717 LDUs Recruited from Northern Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 717 personnel have been recruited to join the Local Defence Unit from Northern Uganda. The recruits were drawn from Gulu, Omoro, Amuru and Nwoya districts in a drive held between July 15 and July 17, 2019. They are part of the 2,000 …

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UMEME loses ugx 900m in northern Uganda power outages

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 900 million Shillings has been lost by the UMEME due to power outages in Northern Uganda in a space of eight months. The northern Uganda towns of Gulu, Lira, and Kitgum, among others, have faced dire power outages in the recent past, mainly …

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