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10:42
10:42

Conservationists Want Apaa Market Closed for Illegally Operating in Protected Areas Friends of Zoka 4 2

Both NFA and UWA say that the market is located in the protected areas of Zoka Central Forest Reserve and the East Madi Wildlife Reserve and argue that it is threatening the two natural resources.
12:03
12:03

Encroachment, Logging Threatens Zoka Central Forest Reserve Friends of Zoka 3 1

Jesus Iringa, the Itirikwa Sub County Chairperson says that they have tried to drive the encroachers and illegal dealers away from the forest but they are resistant and seem to be having backup of top government officials.
15:01
15:01

Illegal Charcoal Business, Logging Rampant in East Madi Wildlife Reserve 2 4

They are using power saws to indiscriminately and have extensively cut trees down from the stems regardless of their sizes or being among the endangered species which include Shea nuts, Afzelia Africana, Mvule and mahogany.
17:46
17:46

Panic as Unknown Arsonists Torch Seven Huts in Apaa Township Apaa land conflict 1

Vincent Okiya, who lost three huts to the suspected arsonists, told URN on Friday evening that he is living in fear for the lives of his family due to the attack.
16:51
16:51

COVID-19 Restrictions Trigger Tension in Apaa Township Apaa land conflict 1

Anthony Ocaya, the Apaa Township LC II Chairperson told URN that a scuffle ensued after security rejected the demands by traders prompting residents to pelt them with stones claiming that they were segregating between the Acholis and Madi.
08:01
08:01

Apaa Conflict Reconciliatory Meeting Called Off Apaa land conflict. 1

Religious, cultural and political leaders from Adjumani and Amuru districts were expected to attend the meeting in a bid to restore constant peace among the two sects.
14:40
14:40

Adjumani NFA Staff in Trouble for Alleged Illegal Sale of Impounded Timber Adjumani district 2 1

Speaking to URN in an interview, Atine said that he had learnt with shock that Ojambo had illegally disposed of the timber prompting him to file a formal complaint with Adjumani Resident State Attorney.
12:43
12:43

Pictorial: Police Raids Charcoal Dealers Camp, Arrest 21 Suspects 16 Top story

The suspects were picked up in an operation led by Xavier Sekanabo, the Commander of the Environmental Police Protection Unit on Saturday evening. The officers braved the rain and stormed the camp in Apaa Junction in Adjumani leading to the arrest of the suspects.
17:04
17:04

Refugees Ask Gov'to Scale Up Kitchen Gardening to Alleviate Hunger refugee settlements 1 4

Adao Chol, a resident of Ayil II settlement camp in Ajumani says the refugee community in the country have very limited land allocated to them, measuring 25x30 or 30x30 meters which they can't use for large-scale agriculture. She observes that once they are trained on management of kitchen gardens, it will ensure food security.
15:33
15:33

Dust Storms Along Attiak-Laropi Road Worry Users 1 2

Moses Onencan, a boda boda cyclist who traverses the road on a daily basis told URN that apart from health hazards, the dust has equally caused several minor and serious road accidents among the road users.
08:42
08:42

Grenade Explosion Kills Six, Critically Injures Five Others in Adjumani 2

Josephine Angucia, the West Nile Regional police spokesperson, says the minors picked up the explosive from a bush near the settlement around 2 pm and tried to cut it using a machete triggering it to explode.
10:15
10:15

Refugee Children Miss Out on Home Based Learning in Adjumani Adjumani District 1 3 Top story

According to Arual, they were advised to buy radio sets for the children to follow lessons broadcast on the radio at the time families could hardly get food on the table.
11:00
11:00

Language Barrier Affecting COVID-19 Responses in Refugee Settlements Gulu University 1 1 Top story

Details from a joint research released by the Center for Health and Social Economic Improvement, Makerere University, Gulu University and Ministry of Health early this week point the knowledge gap among refugees in relation to responses against COVID-19 at 40 per cent.
11:31
11:31

Adjumani Flood Victims Starving

Early this month River Tete burst its banks and displaced residents in the two parishes of Arasi and Elegu, Arinyapi sub-county in Adjumani district. The floods destroyed food crops that were ready for harvest, carried away heads of cattle and submerged several grass-thatched houses.
11:42
11:42

Construction of 1 Billion Shilling Bridge Stalls in Adjumani

Construction of Eraji Bridge has been on the key development priority lists of Adjumani district local government for the past seventeen years but the authorities had failed to secure funds for the construction works due to budget constraints, until UNHCR did 7 years ago.
07:07
07:07

Pictorial: Floods Leave Trails of Destruction in Adjumani 13 Top story

According to James Leku, the Adjumani LCV Chairperson, the floods destroyed more than 300 houses, killed more than 3000 livestock and poultry and 3,000 acres of garden crops.
12:16
12:16

Flood Displaces Over 2000 People in Adjumani 2 Top story

James Leku, the Adjumani District LC V Chairperson told URN on Wednesday morning that the flooding was triggered by heavy rains that started on Monday evening and went on until Tuesday morning.
12:48
12:48

Gov't to Suspend Commercial Charcoal Production, Cancel Licenses for Forest Products 6 1 Top story

According to Gen. Ali, the degradation witnessed in Zoka forest and East Madi Wild Life Reserve is similar to what is happening in other parts of the country. “
13:48
13:48

EU Delegates Visit Damaged Zoka Forest Reserve European Union 1 1

The Deputy Premier told URN that the EU delegates are in the district to assess the magnitude of damage at Zoka Forest Central Reserve which is among Uganda`s largest tropical rain forest measuring about 1,259 hectares, in the South of Adjumani district.
10:53
10:53

Uganda Loses 2,000 Acres of Forest Cover to UNHCR Project 2 1

Deputy Prime Minister General Moses Ali, the National Forestry Authority (NFA), Adjumani district leaders have been alarmed by the United Nations' move to remove over three square miles (2000 acres) of natural forest and create a commercial farm for refugees in northern Uganda.
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