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  • Women Shun LDU Recruitment In Gulu, Omoro

      Women have shunned the Local Defence Unit (LDU) recruitment in Gulu and Omoro districts. Uganda People People`s Defence Force-UPDF on Monday last week conducted recruitment of 400 LDU personnels in Gulu and Omoro districts. The recruitment is part of the countrywide drive to recruit 13,000. Only 40 women turned up for the recruitment in […]


  • ICC Drops Arrest Warrants Against Senior LRA Commanders

    International Criminal Court(ICC) has dropped arrest warrants against top Lord`s Resistance Army(LRA) rebel group commanders. They are Okot Odhiambo and Raska Lukwiya, the two were part of the five LRA commanders—Vincent Otti, Joseph Kony and Dominic Ongwen. They have been on the ICC’s wanted list since 2005 for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed […]


  • Veterans In Acholi Miss On AMISOM Recruitment On Health Grounds

    Several veterans have missed recruitment for a mission in Somalia under the African Union Mission in Somalia-AMISOM over health ailments. Uganda People`s Defence Forces-UPDF through offices of the District Internal Security Officers last week recruited 242 veterans from the forth division infantry barracks to constitute the 30th battalion group in the war-torn country. But Major Caesar […]


  • Gulu Court Commits 37 Arua Treason Suspects To High Court

    Thirty-Seven people charged with treason over the Arua Municipality by-election have been committed before the High Court for trial. They include Members of Parliament for Arua municipality Kasiano Wadri, Robert Kyagulanyi of Kyadondo East, Francis Zake of Mityana East, Gerald Karuhanga of Ntugamo municipality and 70-year old Omari Risasi Ciruson. On Thursday last week only […]


  • Gulu Local Leaders Seek Police Protection From Thugs

    Local leaders in Gulu municipality have sought protection from police following mounting threats on them from street children commonly known as Aguu and burglars. The quest for police protection follows a recent attack by Aguu against the Industrial Area LC1 Chairperson, Jino Otti. The angry youth armed with sticks and stones claimed a vigilante recruited […]


  • 23 Gulu Youth Charged With Conspiracy to Commit Felony, Threatening Violence

    Police have preferred charges of conspiracy to commit felony and threatening violence against 23 youths who threatened to murder a local LC1 chairperson in Gulu town. Hundreds of the rowdy youths a fortnight ago attacked the office of the Industrial area local chairperson, Jino Otti at Library parish in Layibi division, Gulu municipality. They threatened […]


  • Amuru RDC Accused of Extorting 30 Million

    Amuru Resident District Commissioner (RDC), has been accused of extorting UGX 30 million from a land owner in Lakang Sub County Amuru district. Geoffrey Kilama told Acholi Times on Tuesday last week in Gulu that Auma through her driver Patrick Okeng demanded for UGX 30 million from him so that he could receive the balance of […]


  • UPDF to Recruit 350 Veterans From Northern Uganda for AMISOM

      The Uganda People`s Defence Force-UPDF will recruit 350 army veterans from the fourth division infantry barracks for a mission in war torn Somalia. The recruits will constitute the 30th battle group under the African Union Mission in Somalia-AMISOM. This is the fourth time UPDF have taken veterans for a battle in Somalia since 2007. AMISON […]


  • Herdsmen Grazing on Land of Amuru Sugar Works Project

    Herdsmen have started grazing on the proposed land for the Amuru Sugar Works Project in Lakang Sub County, Amuru district. Government has secured ten thousand hectares of land in Bana, Pailyech, Orego, Kololo, Ceri, Bombayi and Lakang parishes for plantation of sugarcane that will be undertaken by Madhavani Groups of Company. But Michael Lakony, the […]



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