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  • NRM Sweeps Key Gulu City Council Positions

    Members of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party have dominated key positions in the new Gulu City council. Gulu Municipality was elevated to a City in June 2020. Alfred Okwonga, a member of the ruling party, was elected as inaugural Mayor of the new City on NRM ticket. Mr. Okwonga has promised to improve […]


  • Gulu Journalists Criticized Over Police Officers Murder

    Police in Aswa River Region has criticized journalists in Gulu City for feeding members of the public with what the force described as false information surrounding the alleged murder of one of its own. Police Constable (PC) Simon Onenchan Okot was shot dead by unknown gunmen on May 14, 2021, inside Gulu Central Forest Reserve, […]


  • Police Officer Shot Dead by Unknown Gunmen in Gulu City

    A police officer attached to the Field Force Unit (FFU) in Gulu City was in the early hours of Friday morning shot dead by unknown gunmen. Police Constable Simon Okot Onencan, No. 28120 was killed at around 3AM at Pece Lukung, just 200 metres from the  Gulu Police Barracks. The assailants however fled and left […]



  • Ex-LRA Commander Dominic Ongwen Gets 25 Years for War Crimes

    Dominic Ongwen, the ex-LRA Brigade Commander of Sinia Brigade of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has been sentenced to 25 years in jail by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Ongwen, one of the most ruthless LRA commanders was convicted on February 4, 2021 of 61 crimes including murder, rape, torture and sexual enslavement. The crimes […]


  • Seven Market Vendors Injured Agago Road Accident

    Seven market vendors are in critical condition at Lira Regional Referral Hospital after the truck they were travelling involved in was involved in a road accident along Opota- Omot Road in Wii-Olube village, Omot Sub County in Agago District. The accident involving a White Isuzu truck Registration Number UAT 400P and unidentified motorcycle occurred on […]



  • 19 Vehicles have plunged in Karuma Over Last Ten Years

    At least 19 vehicles have lost control on Karuma Bridge and plunged into the waterfalls of the Nile in the last 10 years, according to figures from the police. All the accidents are nearly identical as the vehicles involved first knock the eastern side of the bridge before falling 7.5 metres deep into the fast-flowing […]


  • Over 700 Girls Defiled in Acholi in 2020- Police Annual Report

    At least 748 underage girls were defiled in Acholi sub region in 2020, according to the latest police annual crime report. The figure is the sixth highest registered in the country. According to police, some of the girls were sexually assaulted by people living with HIV. The report further indicates that some of the victims […]


  • Two Feared Dead after Fuel Tanker Plunges in Karuma River

    A driver of a fuel tanker identified, and his pump attendant are feared dead after their lorry plunged into the river Nile at Karuma Bridge, along the Gulu- Kampala Highway. The driver, Alex Ogwal, 35 and his pump attendant Howard Obaro were employees of Shine Energy Petrol Station in Lira City. The driver reportedly lost […]


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