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Gun fingerprinting starts in West Nile

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police have started the gun fingerprinting exercise in West Nile. The six-day exercise kicked off on Monday at Arua police grounds. Thomas Kamugisha, the team leader for the firearm verification team, says that the team is capturing the data of each individual gun …

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Activists renew campaign against continued tobacco use in West Nile

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The continued use and growing of Tobacco in W. Nile has attracted criticism from Public Health Activists. In a fresh public outreach campaign in Arua, the Activists under the umbrella of Uganda Health Communication Alliance – UHCA, have described tobacco use as a dangerous product …

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UPDF to recruit 2,000 LDUs in North, West Nile

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples’ Defense Force-UPDF will recruit 2,000 Local Defense Unit-LDU personnel from Northern Uganda and West Nile region. This is part of the 13,000 that will be recruited across the country. The recruits will be drawn from Gulu, Omoro, Amuru, Nwoya, Nebbi, Zombo, Pakwach, …

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FDC party starts mobilization drive in West Nile

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has started a regional mobilization drive in West Nile ahead of the 2021 general elections. While addressing the Media in Arua town on Monday, The FDC Party President Engineer Patrick Amuriat Oboi said their mission is to …

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No Ebola in West Nile says Health Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health Minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng says no ebola-related death has been registered in West Nile region’s Arua district. She however says Uganda has stepped up vigilance as the ebola virus disease spreads further in Democratic Republic of Congo. Arua district in Uganda shares a …

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Pro Bono day attracts hundreds in West Nile

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of people from different parts of West Nile rushed to seek free legal services as part of the Regional Pro Bono day activities held at Arua police grounds yesterday. The Regional Pro Bono day was initiated by the Uganda Law Society to increase …

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FDC members in West Nile demand representation on CEC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Forum for Democratic Change FDC supporters in West Nile have demanded for inclusion on the Central Executive Committee- CEC of the party. The concerns were raised by FDC Delegates from Koboko, Maracha and Arua during a meeting in Arua town on Tuesday.  The meeting was …

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Maracha district officials root for Miriaadua falls upgrade

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials in Maracha district have asked the Government to upgrade Miriandua Waterfalls, along the Arua – Koboko road to an International Tourism Site. The area first came into the limelight three years ago during an inspection tour by district officials who uncovered a beautiful …

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NDA impounds 121 boxes of drugs, arrests five in West Nile

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority (NDA) has arrested five people for illegal dealing in drugs. Four people including a Congolese national were arrested in Arua, while one was arrested in Nebbi in a crackdown on illegal dealing in drugs. The five day operation which started …

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