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Army worms, how to fight them?

After more than a year of wreaking havoc across western and southern Africa, armyworms have now been reported in  East Africa  which include Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Burundi. This destructive garden pest gets its name because it travels in small insect armies and consumes just about everything in its path. Here’s the natural, organic way to get rid ...

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Gaaga Bus Burns to Ashes

A Gaaga bound bus registration number, UAP 759 H has just caught fire around Matugga bursting into flames that reduced it into ashes. Passenger who escaped without injury but lost property could not establish the cause of the fire. However efforts to save the bus and properties yield no fruit as the fire brigade reached when the fire was at ...

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Miss Tourism North, PINE Avenue 5 in Child Cancer Awareness Drive

Miss Tourism Northern Uganda in collaboration with PINE Avenue5 a local music label have hatched a campaign to help support kids battling with cancer in the region. The event running under the theme “Childhood Cancer Awareness” will be held on 14th FEB with all process going directly to St Mary’s Lacor children cancer ward.  “Together we can put a smile ...

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Passengers Cry Foul Over Arua High Way Robbery

Fear rocked the 9pm California bound bus from Arua to Kampala as armed robbers attacked passengers on board and robbed then their hard earned money and property. The incidence occured near BONDO MILITARY BARRACKS during the wee hours of the night where even after the robbery, the victims where stripped naked.

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Otunu Dished out of UPC

  Lira Municipality Member of parliament Jimmy Akena is set to become Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) Party President, after being endorsed by majority of district delegates. Akena, son to UPC’s founding leader and former president Apollo Milton Obote, awaits confirmation at next month’s delegates’ conference.  

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Man Kills Grandmother over illusions that she is a cat, Opium Case Suspected

ARUA. A 29 year old man, a resident of Metino Parish Mugoyo Village Abuku Sub County Koboko district has puzzled locals in the area after killing his grandmother on illusion that she was a cat.   The suspect had dropped her step mother in Koboko town after a burial in Moyo and was now going back to Moyo but fuel ...

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Lumbermen Arrest for destroying Forest

Two youths who were trying to make a future by felling trees for timber at Zoka Forest located between Amuru and Adjumani have been arrested. The two not named herein alleged that they were authorized by the chairman LC 1 Apaa who we could not reach but still tracing out to ascertain these claims. As the tension in Apaa seems ...

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Yumbe bans sale of charcoal

Yumbe. Yumbe District council has passed a by-law banning the sale and transportation of charcoal in bulk in the district. The by-law was passed last Friday following public outcry over rampant cutting down of trees. More than 10 trucks leave the district daily, carrying sacks of charcoal. However, the district council resolved that charcoal will only be used locally and ...

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Survival and Suffering in Karamoja

So, local leaders struck a compromise, get the school to where the learners are, and enable an education. It is a unique method governed by two schools of thought. The traditionalists are hoping that the learners will continue to have an education, while living the traditional life – possibly the best of both worlds, according to them. However, the modernists ...

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6,000 refugees face hunger over food delays

About 171 groups (approximately 2,500 people) in Masindi District have for the last five years benefited from the Shs4.7 billion given under Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF II) programme to improve their household income. However, leaders say majority of the them have remained poor. Masindi NUSAF II desk officer Richard Kiiza said whereas the district has not performed very ...

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