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Samuel Amanya

Staff reporter District head Subscriber District Head in Kabale, Western Region, Uganda
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Samuel Amanya is the Kigezi Region URN bureau chief. Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri districts fall under his docket. Samuel Amanya has been a Uganda Radio Network reporter since August 2016. Before becoming a URN staff reporter, Amanya had written for the network for several years as a freelancer.

Amanya was also a Voice of Kigezi reporter from 2011 to 2016.

A journalism graduate from African College of Commerce Kabale, Amanya values his independence. Amanya says URN is a home for his talent because it lets him explore his journalistic interests without limits.

Amanya is fascinated by the crime beat and some of his best stories have come out of that interest. Amanya says he aims to be all round beat reporter.

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Bishop Comboni College-Kambuga Ordered to Return Trophy St. Mary's 1

During the games held last week (April 7, 2024) in Rukiga district, Bishop Comboni College-Kambuga emerged as the winner for the Kigezi region, defeating Makobore High School from Rukungiri in a penalty shootout after a goalless draw.
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Rwandan National Caught Stealing Solar Street Lights In Kabale 1

Alphonse Shirmak currently being held at Kabale Police station was found on Wednesday morning at around 5am vandalizing the solar street light panel near the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Kabale branch, according Joseph Bakaleke, Kabale district police commander.
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10:28

Kisoro District to Upgrade Dilapidated Bridge 4 2

Located at River Kaku along Kanyamateke-Busanza-Nyabwishenya road, the bridge connects Busanza,Kirundo, and Nyabwishenya sub-counties.
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Construction of UGX 4.12bn Isolation Unit at Kisoro Hospital Kicks off 3 3

Construction of the facility is being funded by the World Bank under the Uganda Covid-19 Response and Emergency Preparedness Project (UCREPP).
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North Kivu: Mortar Bomb Kills Four SADC Soldiers, Injures 3 Others FARDC 2 Top story

On Monday evening, General Fall Sikabwe, Commander of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) and Commander of Operations in the Kivu and South Kivu provinces paid tribute to the fallen soldiers before their bodies were repatriated to their respective countries for a dignified burial.
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War in North Kivu: M23, AFC Unhappy with Nangaa’s Deportation FARDC 7

On Friday night, General Sylvain Ekenge, the spokesperson for the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC), confirmed Nkuba's arrest by presenting him before the media. Ekenge stated that Nkuba, aged 52, was apprehended in Tanzania on January 3, 2024, by specialized services before being deported to Kinshasa.
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Kabale Security Authorities Recommend Shooting On-site Criminals Targeting Solar Street Lights 4 2

But, Peter Nkurunungi, the Director of Geses Uganda Limited, a company that was contracted to carry out installation of the lights explains that though the works had been scheduled to be done completed by June 6- August 6 2023, in accordance to contract terms, it failed to be achieved after criminals started vandalizing and stealing solar panels, batteries and bulbs.