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  • Police Blocks Leader of Opposition From Visiting Apaa

    The police on Thursday blocked Leader of Opposition in Parliament also Gulu Municipality Woman Member of Parliament Betty Aol Ocan from accessing the contentious Apaa land bordering Amuru and Adjumani district. Ms Ocan had led a team of eleven opposition members of Parliament on a fact- finding mission in Apaa. The visit of the MPs […]

  • Police Abandons Bus on Busy Gulu Street

    Police has abandoned one of its brand-new buses along Gulu Avenue, one of the busiest streets in Gulu town after it developed a mechanical problem. The bus registration number UP 54 85 was making a return journey to Kampala from Kitgum district which hosted the 38th Tarehe Sita and presided over by President Museveni when it […]

  • Opposition Leader Visits Apaa

      Opposition leader Aol Betty Ocan is today expected to lead a team of opposition members of parliament on a fact- finding mission to Apaa, the contentious area claimed by both Amuru and Adjumani residents. Mrs Ocan told Acholi Times last evening that she will lead a team of eight opposition members of parliament following […]

  • Soldier Found Dead In Gulu, Three Arrested

    A Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Soldier was on Wednesday morning found dead in Gulu Municipality after allegedly being strangled by his colleagues. Private Raphael Odokonyero 37, a soldier attached to 76 Battalion Bondo in Arua district was found lifeless near in Kanyogoga ‘A ‘ sub ward, Kanyogoga ward, Bardege Division. The deceased had reportedly travelled to the 4th […]

  • Okin Elected Acholi Parliamentary Group Chairperson

    The Chua West County legislator Mr Philip Okin Ojara has been elected new Chairperson of Acholi Parliamentary Group [APG], a caucus that brings together a total of 25 legislators from Acholi Sub region. Mr Okin 47 replaces the outgoing APG chairperson Prof Morris Ogenga Latigo also the Agago North legislator who was elected in office […]

  • Arrests Over Apaa Demonstration in Gulu

    Police in Gulu Monday briefly arrested five legislators in a demonstration over the Apaa land conflict. The contested Apaa land is claimed by both Amuru and Adjumani districts. The legislators were released but John Bosco Uhuru, an environmental activist, and  an organizer of the demonstration remains in police custody. The long running conflict over Apaa […]

  • Wildfire Kills Gulu Woman

    A 60-year-old woman was killed by wildfire in Lalworo village, Paicho Sub County in Gulu while trying to save her crops from being burnt by a wild fire. The victim, Karla Aceng rushed to her garden to harvest pigeon pea when fire suspected to have been started by hunters powered by strong winds swept  through […]

  • UPDF Deploys In Apaa

      More soldiers have been deployed in Apaa, a chunk of land claimed by both Amuru and Adjumani districts, the army has said. The deployment follows a directive issued by the Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi following escalation of violence in the area in recent weeks. Gen Muhoozi was speaking during the launch […]

  • Kadaga Directs OPM to Support the Displaced in Apaa

    The speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed Office of the Prime Minister to immediately support thousands of people recently displaced in Apaa, Amuru district with food aid and shelter. Some 2,100 people mostly women and children fled their homes after unknown people armed with Machete, spears, bows and arrows attacked them and razed down […]

  • Irate Gulu Mob Burn Church of Self-Proclaimed Prophet

      An angry mob in Gulu on Sunday afternoon burnt a church belonging to a self- proclaimed prophet on allegations that he was a cult leader. Yecu aye Got Makwo “Jesus the Living stone Ministries” is headed by ‘‘Bishop’’ Bataringaya Okumu. The church is located in Kanyagoga parish, Bardege Division, Gulu municipality. Police had a […]

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