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  • Acholi DP stalwarts Mourn Ssebaana Kizito

    Democratic Party (DP) party leaders and supporters have mourned their former President and Kampala mayor John Ssebaana Kizito. The veteran politician, business man and renowned property owner passed at Nakasero hospital in Kampala on Monday aged 83. The late Ssebaana had been admitted at the hospital two weeks ago when he suffered a stroke paralyzing […]

  • Four Candidates Shortlisted For Gulu University Top Job

    The search Committee at Gulu University has shortlisted four candidates for the position of the Varsity’s Vice Chancellor. The four made public presentations on Wednesday last weel at the Faculty of Medicine Board room where they laid out their vision and strategies to promote and develop the University. The candidates are: the University’s Deputy Vice […]

  • Gulu Councillor, His Two Sons, Arrested For Wildlife Trafficking

    Police in Gulu is holding a local Councillor and his two sons  who were arrested  after they were found in possession of 15 kilograms of pangolin scales and 8 tortoises. The three, it is suspected were selling the wildlife products. Demand for wild life products most notably pangolin scales are said to be on the […]

  • UWA Begins Relocation Of Over 100 Kobs From Nwoya To Kidepo National Park

    The Uganda Wildlife Authority [UWA] has begun the translocation of more than 200 kobs from Murchison Falls National Park in Nwoya district to Kidepo Valley National Park in Karamoja region in north eastern Uganda. UWA Public Relations officer, Jossy Muhangi said the translocation exercise begun last weekend and is expected to last about two weeks. […]

  • UPDF Begins Troops Withdraws From CAR

    The UPDF on Wednesday begun withdrawing from the Central Africa Republic where it has since 2012 been part of the African Union Regional Task Force hunting for elusive Lords Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony. The first batch comprising of 50 soldiers landed at Gulu Airfield in Gulu town and were welcomed by the Chief of […]

  • Locals Kill Stray Buffalo In Pader

    A stray Buffalo was on Sunday afternoon killed by locals in Pader district after it injured two residents. The buffalo was killed in Acut Omer village in Puranga Sub County. Locals reportedly first saw the wild animal on Saturday and attacked it. The LC3 Chairperson Puranga Sub county Mr John Bosco Oringa said the buffalo […]

  • Gulu Residents Choke on Fumes From Dumping Site

    More than 100 residents living near the Gulu municipality dumbing site in Laroo division have raised concern over ‘‘toxic fumes’’ emitted from the waste plant. The garbage dumping ground serves four divisions in Gulu– Pece, Laroo, Layibi and Bardege. Cyrus Obita whose home is about 200 meters away from the site told Acholi Times that […]

  • Water Shortage Looms in Gulu

    A year after a water shortage hit Gulu, another shortage is looming, according National Water and Sewerage Cooperation [NWSC]. Water levels from Oyitino dam NWSC draws water from to supply residents have rapidly reduced. NWSC officials say water levels at the dam have dropped to 2.6 meters from its original 4.5 meters. Officials predict water […]

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