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80 victims of Capital Chicken ponzi scheme file cases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kira road police station and Kampala Central Police Station  have received over 80 complaints from victims of the Capital Chicken Ponzi scheme. URN understands that one of the complainants lost as much as 420 million Shillings. The number is expected to be more than 80 …

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UN launches flash appeal for victims of Libya flooding

United Nations, US | Xinhua | UN humanitarians and partners issued a flash appeal worth 71.4 million U.S. dollars on Thursday to meet the urgent needs of Libyans suffering from devastating floods. The funds are for 250,000 people targeted out of the 884,000 people estimated to be in need over the …

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Mbale landslide victims decry starvation

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Landslide victims in Mbale District are struggling to find food and water. The affected people were displaced from their homes by landslides, which hit the district last week. The landslide victims have pitched camp at Buyango community primary school in Buyango village, Buyango parish in …

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THE INDEPENDENT: Ongwen victims wanted tougher sentence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Dominic Ongwen’s victims wanted tougher extension: But why were they mourning alone? THE LAST WORD The new religious crusade: How the Christian faith has influenced Western intrusions into other countries to promote democracy ANALYSIS …

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Third body of Kasese mudslide victims recovered

Kasese, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Rescue teams have recovered the remains of a yet to be identified woman, one of the victims of mudslides in Bwera-Kitholu sub-county, Kasese district, four days after the incident. The landslides followed heavy rains that burst the banks of River Tunga and River Lhubiriha.  The …

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LRA victims call for psycho-social support

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Several victims of the Lord’s Resistance Army Insurgency in Agago district have asked government to extend psycho-social support to speed up their healing. The victims say the war has greatly affected their social lives, even more than a decade after guns fell silent with majority …

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Bududa landslides: 12 bodies recovered so far

Bududa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The number of bodies of the Bududa landslides victims recovered has now reached 12.  This follows the recovery of 3 more bodies on Monday using an excavator following landslides that hit Naposhi and Namasa in Bushika Sub County on Tuesday last week. More than 30 …

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LRA war victims get free surgery for bombs, bullet wounds

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Victims of the Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA insurgency in Acholi Sub-region have started benefiting from a one-week free corrective surgical camp in Lamwo district.   A team of surgeons from Uganda and Help a Child Face Tomorrow based in Kenya in partnership with Health Right Internationalstarted the …

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