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West Nile traders ask gov’t to guarantee their safety in DRC

Nebbi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local investors in West Nile have tasked the government to address the insecurity in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which they say is hampering trade in the region. The investors made the appeal in Nebbi district on Tuesday, during the West Nile investment …

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West Nile investors challenge Govt on poor roads

Nebbi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local investors in West Nile are demanding that the government improves the poor state of roads if the sub region is to become a key investment hub. The Investors made the appeal in Nebbi district, during the first West Nile investment summit organized by …

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Security forces start forceful eviction of Balaalo from West Nile

Pakwach, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Joint security forces of the Uganda Police and the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) have embarked on forceful eviction of Balaalo herdsmen from the West Nile sub-region. The exercise which has commenced with Pakwach district that hosts the biggest number of the herdsmen in the …

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LRA victims in West Nile to revive compensation case

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Victims of the Lords Resistance Army-LRA insurgency in West Nile have resolved to revive the case in which they are demanding compensation from the government over losses incurred during the conflict. Between 1993 and 1996, hundreds of people from Arua and other districts in West …

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West Nile leaders kick off campaign against bush burning

Yumbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders in West Nile region have embarked on a drive to sensitize residents against bush burning and its dangers. Bush fires are common in Madi Okollo, Terego, Yumbe, and parts of Madi Moyo and Obongi districts between January and March every year. Some communities …

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Persistent power outages irk West Nile MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators from West Nile have asked the government to intervene and address the persistent power outages and erratic electricity supply in the region. Led by the Chairperson of the West Nile Caucus, Lawrence Songa, the MPs met with the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, …

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Kasingye summons West Nile police officers

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Political Commissar of the Uganda Police Force Asan Kasingye, has summoned police heads in the West Nile over reports of incompetence. During a media briefing on Tuesday at Arua Central Police Station, Kasingye told journalists that all police officers must account for the …

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URA owns up to West Nile shootings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Finance, Amos Lugoloobi has revealed that the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has taken responsibility for shootings that left one person dead and two others injured in Arua district during altercations between staff of the Authority and the local community. The …

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