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  • First Female School Proprietor In Northern Uganda dies

    Rebbeca Odongkara Abitimo, 89, the first female owner of a private nursery and primary school in northern Uganda has died. Abitimo passed on Sunday at Kampala International Hospital in Kampala. Cause of death, Acholi Times understands, was asthma. Abitimo founded Unifat nursery and primary school in Gulu town in 1985. She was also the director […]


  • 33 south Sudanese Cross In Uganda As Fighting Breaks Out In Juba

    Atleast 33 South Sudanese nationals have crossed over into Uganda since fresh fighting broke out in the South Sudanese capital Juba, police has said. Speaking in a phone interview from Elegu border post in Amuru district, Wilson Kwanya, the Aswa region police commander told Acholi Times that Ugandan authorities had registered 33 South Sudanese nationals […]


  • Mao Writes To police Over Acholi Leaders’ Security Rally

    Democratic Party (DP) boss Norbert Mao has on behalf of Acholi leaders written a letter to the Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura notifying him of a planned rally for this coming Sunday at Kaunda Grounds in Gulu town. In the letter dated June 14,  Mao said the rally will be ‘‘a nonpartisan gathering […]


  • Otunnu Files Petition On Odiya’s Rights

      Ambassador Olara Otunnu, the outgoing Uganda Peoples Party (UPC) president has filed a petition before the Gulu high court in a bid to ensure the rights of Dan Oola Odiya are respected. The petition was filed  through Peter Walubiri of Kwesigabe Bamwine and Walubiri& Co advocates seeking to enforce Odiya`s rights as provided for […]


  • 8 Arrested In Nwoya Over Murder of 2 year old

    Eight residents of Nwoya district were early this week arrested by police in connection with the murder of a two- year old who was found dead with her tongue, ears, lips and unnamed internal organs missing. Police say the toddler went missing on Friday last week only for her body to be found dumped in […]


  • Over 300 Nwoya Civil Servants Face Deletions From Payroll

    At least 375 Nwoya civil servants may be deleted from the government payroll if they are not validated by July 1, 2016. In a letter dated March 22, 2016  and signed by Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwiire, the permanent secretary ministry of public service, said a number of public officers have not been registered by the auditor […]


  • Gulu Police Recovers Two Guns From Suspected Robbers

    Police in Gulu on Tuesday night recovered two guns from two suspected thugs in Gulu municipality and Paicho Sub County. Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa region police spokesperson said that the first gun registration number UG/POL N511045106976 was recovered from Aywee village in Layibi division with 9 rounds of ammunition, with one bullet in the chamber ready for firing. […]


  • Gulu Residents Complain of Filth at Abattoir

      Gulu residents who live near the town’s abattoir have complained of filth at the facility. The residents have decried the poor state of hygiene at the abattoir due to the poor state of waste management disposal. Akello Oliver who runs a hotel adjacent to the abattoir told Acholi Times that her business is grounded […]


  • Gulu Malaria Cases Shoots to 38, 000

    Malaria cases in Gulu have risen to 38, 096 in January 2016 compared to 2,169 cases at the same time last year, according to Gulu’s acting district director of health services  Robert Ongom. Mr Ongom said last week that Gulu now receives 10,000 malaria cases weekly. He attributed the increases to the ending last year […]


  • 20 year old murdered in Gulu

    A 20- year old woman was on Tuesday night found murdered in For God Parish in Gulu town. She was found dead near St Bakhita primary school in Bardege division Police has identified the young woman as Atimango Franka. ‘‘We have two suspects in our custody who will help police with investigation but we cannot […]


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