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Pajule town council residents welcome Ongwen’s 25 year jail sentence

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Pajule town council and Bongtiko sub-county in Pader district have reacted to the 25 year jail sentence handed to former Lord’s Resistance Army rebel commander Dominic Ongwen by the International Criminal Court-ICC Judges. The joint sentence was delivered by the ICC presiding judge …

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Stray lion triggers panic among residents in Pader district

The stray lion is believed to have escaped from the Kidepo Valley National Park Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Laguti and Atanga sub counties in Pader district are living in fear following an invasion by a stray lion in their area. The Laguti sub county LCIII chairperson Christopher Mwaka …

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UPDF starts detonation of explosives in Pader district

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) has started a detonation exercise to destroy unexploded ordinances in Pader district. The Pader Resident District Commissioner, Dusman Okee says the exercise that started on Wednesday will run for two months. It follows a resolution reached during the district security …

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10 remanded over theft of government drugs in Pader

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ten suspects are on remand in Kinene Prison in Ogom sub-county in Pader for alleged theft of drugs from three health centers in the district. The suspects appeared on Thursday before Pader Grade One Magistrate Edward Akwankwasa. They are part of 12 suspects arrested by …

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Teachers demand refund of sh330,000 paid before job interviews

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ogom Seed Secondary School teachers have petitioned school authorities in Pader district, demanding a refund of sh7.7 million which they claim was illegally extorted from all of them before they were allowed to sit recruitment interviews. They say the reported extortion happened February and …

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MP Odonga Otto remanded to prison

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Aruu North County Member of Parliament Samuel Odonga Otto has been remanded to prison. Otto was charged with two counts of malicious damage to property, assault, and occasioning bodily harm. He appeared for mention of the case before the Grade One Magistrate’s Court presided over …

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Pader town council residents demand restoration of boreholes

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Pader town council in Pader district want all the dismantled boreholes restored following water shortage in the area. In 2016, the National Water and Sewage Cooperation (NSWC) Pader branch and district officials from the water department dismantled over 15 boreholes in the town …

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UPDF soldier arrested for shooting teenager to death in Pader

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Pader district are holding a UPDF soldier attached to Banabana Battalion in Kitgum for allegedly killing a teenage boy. Private Michael Akena who was deployed to guard one of the project sites of National Water and Sewerage Corporation –NWSC in Acholi Bur sub …

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Newly recruited SPCs warned against misusing guns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 200 Special Police Constables-SPCs in Pader district who have completed a two weeks training have been warned against acts of indiscipline. The 219 SPCs from Pader are part of the 50,000 who will be deployed at polling centres in different parts of the …

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