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Trucks pile at Elegu border following protests in South Sudan

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of trucks have piled up at Elegu border point in Elegu town council, Amuru district following violence that erupted across the South Sudan border town of Nimule on Monday. Traffic came to a standstill for the better part of Monday after angry locals staged …

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Security stops trucks crossing to DRC as M23, FARDC clash

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security has stopped trucks crossing Bunagana border in Kisoro district to the Democratic Republic of Congo due to the intense clashes between the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) and the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels in Rutshuru territory. Heavy fighting broke …

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Fires to warm homeless new danger to trucks on Kampala-Jinja highway

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents and transporters for inflammable goods are getting increasingly concerned over the unchecked fire places set up along Kampala-Jinja Highway by unknown people during night hours especially in Mukono Municipality. Fire is lit every night particularly at the mayor’s clock located along Mukono-Jinja-Bugerere junction …

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PM Nabbanja suspends Malaba weigh bridge operations

  Malaba, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has suspended the operations of the weighbridge at the Kenya Uganda Malaba border to help to reduce the pile-up of trucks at the border. The Prime Minister made an impromptu visit at the Malaba border on a fact-finding mission …

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Uganda, South Sudan in talks over rampant fatal road ambushes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda and South Sudan are in talks over a growing number of deadly ambushes on South Sudanese territory targeting transit trucks. Okello Oryem, Uganda’s minister of state in charge of international affairs, is in South Sudan’s capital Juba, to discuss stopping the ambushes with his …

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Two Ugandan truck drivers shot dead in South Sudan

Trucks at the border town of Elegu. PHOTO URN Elegu, South Sudan | THE INDEPENDENT | Two Ugandan truck drivers have been shot dead and one injured in South Sudan. The incident occurred on Thursday in Nesitu, Jubek County in the Central Equatorial State about 120 kilometres to Nimule border …

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1,400 trucks cleared for travel to South Sudan

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  At least 1,400 trucks have left Elegu town council in Amuru district for South Sudan in the past two days.    Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police spokesperson told journalists at the Northern Uganda Media Club on Monday that 600 trucks left on …

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URA cleared more trucks through Busia last year

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Over 100,000 more trucks with goods crossed into Uganda through the Busia One-Stop Border post last year compared to the previous year, Uganda Revenue Authority-URA has revealed.  According to URA, over 416,160 trucks crossed into Uganda through Busia in 2020 compared to 315,360 trucks in …

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