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Refugees in West Nile abandon settlements for urban centers

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Refugees in West Nile are abandoning their settlements in search of better social services in the urban centers according to a new report. A case analysis report by the Norwegian Refugee Council indicates that nearly half of the refugees settled in Arua city, came for …

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West Nile roots for horticulture as alternative to tobacco

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders in West Nile under their umbrella body, West Nile Development Association (WENDA) have resolved to adopt vegetable production as an alternative to tobacco. Farmers and locals in West Nile have been stuck to growing tobacco and simsim, as their main source of income over …

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Porous borders undermine Ebola response in West Nile

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health workers and local leaders are worried about the numerous porous and illegal border entries in West Nile which could hinder prevention measures against Ebola. Last month, the Ministry of Health confirmed an outbreak of Ebola in Mubende district after a sample taken from a …

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Power outages in West Nile irk MPs

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Public Accounts Committee (Central) are irked by the power outages in West Nile that have adversely affected the smooth running of Muni University in Arua City. According to Emmanuel Banya, Muni University Secretary, the science-based university is not connected to the …

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Clean Energy Fair 2022 goes to Arua City

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Households and businesses in the West Nile region will access clean energy products and information on their usage at the upcoming week-long Clean Energy Fair in Arua City. The theme for the Fair scheduled for September 28 to October 1 at the Market Grounds …

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Minister, expert disagree over West Nile power crisis

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Ruth Nankabirwa and National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) Executive Director, Dr Barirega Akankwasah, have disagreed over water levels at River Nyagak in West Nile. The two government officials were on Tuesday, 23 August 2022 appearing before the Committee on …

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