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Security personnel in Gulu accused of persistent brutality, extortion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel in Gulu implementing the Presidential directives to curb the spread of COVID-19 have been accused of continued brutality and extortion. Victims being brutalized and extorted during patrols and night curfews include boda-boda cyclists; shop keepers, mechanics, restaurant operators, welding and metal fabrication …

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Omoro battered granny used as feasibility study on rights of the elderly

Omoro, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The case of a grandmother who was battered by her grandson in Omoro District is being used for a feasibility study to create an advocacy group for the rights of the elderly persons in Acholi sub-region.                                          The 82-year-old granny, Lucy Anek was whipped from …

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Police officers shoot three in Pader

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Three people have been hospitalized after they were shot on Saturday night. The injured include; Bosco Odong, 28, a resident of Arukutuma village, Lagile Parish, 16-year-old Samuel Canogura of the same area and Francis Obedgiu age 17, a resident of Palichirukee village in Awere Sub-County. …

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UPDF soldier, 10 others arrested for alleged smuggling

Amuru, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Ten people and a Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier have been arrested for alleged smuggling at Elegu, Uganda-South Sudan border post in Amuru District.  Seven of the suspects were on Saturday reportedly sneaking into Uganda from South Sudan with the help of truck drivers …

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