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Stray elephants invade Kitgum district

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Herds of elephants have strayed from Kidepo Valley National park into community farmlands in Orom sub-county, Kitgum district. The elephants reportedly invaded three parishes of Gule, Lungayura and Lolwa in early June according to reports from local authorities. Orom sub-county chairperson Johnson Todera Acellam says …

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Security launches crackdown on cargo vehicles violating restrictions

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security in Kitgum district has launched a crackdown against owners of pick-up trucks and cargo vehicles violating the restrictions instituted to curb the further spread of the coronavirus in the country. Kitgum Resident District Commissioner, William Komakech says the move follows reports that some cargo …

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Kitgum parents asked to isolate students

  Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parents in Kitgum district have been asked to isolate their children who returned from school pending a mass Covid-19 testing exercise. The caution from medical workers and leaders comes just a day after 47 students out of 280 who were subjected to the RDT …

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Kitgum leaders demand punitive action against armed S. Sudan bandits

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Local leaders in Orom Sub-county in Kitgum District are demanding punitive action against four suspected armed South Sudanese bandits. The suspects, who are believed to have crossed from the neighbouring Eastern Equatorial state, were arrested on April 10, 2021 by Uganda People’s Forces-UPDF soldiers in …

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UPDF retain guns, ammunition captured from South Sudan bandits

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF has turned down a request by the South Sudan government officials to hand over guns and ammunition captured from suspected South Sudan bandits. During a bilateral security meeting held at Orom sub-county headquarters in Kitgum district on Tuesday, the South Sudan …

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Uganda releases 15 suspected South Sudanese bandits

Kitgum, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel in Kitgum have released 15 suspected armed South Sudanese bandits.  The suspects were arrested on separate occasions between October and December last year by Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF soldiers over illegal entry and possession of firearms along with the border districts of Lamwo …

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