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Despite several affirmative programmes implemented by government of Uganda with support from global partners after decades of Lord’s Resistance Army [LRA] Insurgency, Northern Uganda is yet to catch up with the rest of other regions in the country, the European Union has observed. This was contained in part of a speech by Ambassador Attilio Pacifici, …

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After 2016 and 2017 successful award winning ceremonies held in Lira town, Lango’s annual competition, Lango Entertainment Award [LEA 2018] has been launched. On the theme: “Realizing our identity”, LEA 2018 officials say, unlike past years, this years’ competition will cover Lango, Acholi and Teso sub-regions. It’s worth noting that LEA was started in 2016, …

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The 4th Division Army Commander, Brig Emanuel Kanyesigye has ordered for the arrest of a UPDF officer attached to the 4th division in Gulu for shooting to death three yet to be identified revelers in the outskirts of Gulu town. Major Telesphor Turyamumanya, the 4th Division army spokesperson identifies the soldier as Lance Corporal Odaga …

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“We have not been able to get comments from UN officials on the allegations. Journalists have been barred from accessing the place for over three weeks now,” our reporter Denis Otti based in Gulu town says In next to no time, northern Uganda’s district of Gulu and entire region may succumb to deadly cholera outbreak …

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Auctioning of recently impounded logs by Gulu district local government officials flopped on Tuesday due to high pricing by the district. Mr Ocen Simon senior accounts officer at Gulu district while speaking to journalists from Boma ground where the auctioning was to take place said that most of the buyers who had shown interest boycotted …

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By Ojara Daniel Omoro- The National Resistant Movement [NRM] party has beaten their rival political party candidates in the Omoro Town Council election held on Tuesday. Okelakwo Walter Lukwia who lifted NRM flag was elected the new chairperson Omoro Town Council. Lukwia contested against two other candidates, among them Otika Partrik of Forum for Democratic …

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Farmers in Nwoya district and Acholi sub-region in general have been urged to commercialize agriculture practices especially in cassava farming. Mr Kakel Praviin who’s the managing director, Bukona Agro Processors Limited called on farmers on Saturday. His company is putting up a distilling plant which is worth 5.6million Dollar at Lapem village, Koch Goma Sub-county …

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By Denis Otti Gulu-Hands Across the World, an organization operating in Gulu district have been directed to stop forthwith further illegal collection of monies from vulnerable parents. The NGO claims they exist to help children study through education sponsorship, taking off the fees burden from parents. However, the Gulu district LC5 Chairperson, Martin Ojara Mapenduzi …

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By Denis Otti Nwoya district on Tuesday set on fire about 500 cartons of impounded sachet waragi after an ordinance was passed late May this year. After the ordinance was passed, an ultimatum of two weeks was given to consumers and dealers to dispose it off. After many [dealers] defied, the district launched an operation …

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Person living with visual impairment under their organization, Hive Uganda are making progress in bee keeping, a project established to improve on the livelihoods of person with disabilities in northern Uganda. The Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of the organization located in Layibi division, Gulu Municipality, Simon Ojok says, they have so far trained 70 …

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