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Pakwach RDC suspends sale, consumption of uncertified alcoholic drinks

Pakwach, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pakwach Resident District Commissioner, Paul Eseru has suspended the sale, distribution, and consumption of non-certified alcoholic drinks. His directive comes just a few days after the death of at least 12 people in Arua city and Madi-Okollo district who succumbed after allegedly consuming a non-certified locally …

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Police retrieve body of tourist who drowned in River Nile

Pakwach, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The search for the body of Robert Kaweesi, a Briton of Ugandan origin who drowned in River Nile in Pakwach on Wednesday, has been concluded after police divers recovered his body. The incident happened at around 6:40 pm when Kaweesi, 48, together with his family …

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Tourist drowns in River Nile

Pakwach, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Pakwach district is investigating the death of one Robert Kaweesi, a Briton of Ugandan origin who drowned in the River Nile on Wednesday. The incident happened at around 6:40pm when Kaweesi, 48, together with his family of four went swimming in a restricted part …

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Two killed over witchcraft allegations in Pakwach

Pakwach, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Pajalo West Village in Pakwach district are living in fear following the brutal murder of two family members over allegations of practicing witchcraft. The deceased Santolina Aoyo, a 65-year-old woman and her elder brother Visensio Onegalith, were lynched by a mob on Friday …

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Six killed in ‘Drone’ accident in Pakwach

Pakwach, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six members of the same family have died in an accident in Pakwach District. The six had accompanied one of their relatives to board a bus and as they waited by the roadside near Panyimur junction on the Nebbi-Pakwach highway, when a Toyota Hiace …

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Traders count losses as Wanseko-Panyimur ferry remains grounded

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Traders in Buliisa and Pakwach districts are counting losses after the suspension of the Wanseko-Panyimur ferry operations. The operations were suspended in July last year following the rising water levels of Lake Albert which submerged the docking piers. The ferry is the major link for …

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River Nile boat accident death toll increases to 4

Pakwach, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The death toll in the River Nile boat accident in Pakwach district has risen to four. Three more bodies were retrieved by fishermen from Ajingi landing site on Wednesday afternoon. The dead are Ofoy Jakuma from Erusi sub county, Rwothmio from Erusi and Gloria …

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Rising Lake Albert water levels displace 200 in Pakwach

Pakwach, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 200 residents in Dei and Panyimur sub counties in Pakwach district have been displaced following the rising water levels of Lake Albert. Over 100 houses in the two sub-counties have been submerged and property worth millions of shillings destroyed by the floods …

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