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Gliding rocks cut-off major road in Bulambuli district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A descending rock has cut off a road connecting lower Bulambuli to the upper belt of the district. The rocks that warped on Monday afternoon have now split into particles which are now strewn across the road at a place called Nairobi in Kamu …

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UWA blocks onstruction of major access road in Apaa

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Armed personnel from Uganda Wildlife Authority – UWA have blocked construction project of a major community access road in the disputed remote areas of Apaa in Amuru district. The personnel blocked construction of the 20km Lacmon to Apaa (Section 1&2) roads from Pabbo Sub-County worth …

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Kabarole residents repair dilapidated road

Kabarole, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Residents of Kiguma Sub County in Kabarole district spent a good part of Saturday repairing the Nyakitojo road that has been in a poor state for over 10 years.  The residents say that the road which connects to Karago Town Council and Sub Counties of …

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Gulu residents protest poor road condition

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Residents of Railway village in Layibi Division Gulu Municipality are protesting the poor state of the four-kilometer Olam-Sisto road which has been in a poor state for over five years. The road is a major route for business, health and education services connecting the community …

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UNRA starts clearing way for Kampala Flyover

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) Friday morning started an exercise to clear the right of way for the Kampala Flyover Project. Work started at Clock Tower, where all structures standing in the way were razed down. The exercise will be conducted along the project …

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Report identifies 100 blackspots on North Eastern road corridor

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There are up to 98 black spots on the North Eastern Road Corridor, a Road Safety Inspection report has revealed. The report was compiled by Safe Way Right Way, a non-governmental organisation involved in promoting road safety with support from World Bank. Conducted between March …

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Road accident deaths swell to 1.35 million each year: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Road accidents kill someone every 24 seconds, with a total of 1.35 million traffic deaths around the world each year, the World Health Organization said Friday, demanding global action. The number of fatalities annually has swelled by around 100,000 in just three years, with road …

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Masaka road accident claims one, injures four others

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A motor accident along Masaka-Kampala highway has claimed one person and injured four others. The accident occurred this afternoon at Lwera wetland, about six kilometers from Lukaya town council in Kalungu district when a speeding taxi registration number UBB 144L rammed into a stationary Fuso …

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Five dead, 18 hurt as car rams into children in China

Beijing, China | AFP | A car rammed into a group of children crossing a street in front of an elementary school in northeast China on Thursday, killing five people and injuring another 18, state media said. Police took the driver into custody and are investigating the cause of the …

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More than 40 dead in Kenya bus accident

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | More than 40 people have been killed in a bus accident in western Kenya early Wednesday, police said. “Reports reaching me are that more than 40 people died on the spot but it could be more because the roof of the bus was ripped off,” …

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