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By Vision Reporter

Added 21st November 2006 03:00 AM

Refugees to go
MASINDI - Repatriation of about 35,000 refugees to Sudan from Masindi and Hoima districts is set to resume, a month after the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) suspended it.

Refugees to go
MASINDI - Repatriation of about 35,000 refugees to Sudan from Masindi and Hoima districts is set to resume, a month after the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) suspended it.

Refugees to go
MASINDI - Repatriation of about 35,000 refugees to Sudan from Masindi and Hoima districts is set to resume, a month after the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) suspended it. The suspension followed a militia attack on vehicles on the Nimule-Juba road in South Sudan last month. The insecurity has since been contained.

Soldier jailed
PADER - A UPDF soldier has been sentenced to seven years in jail for defiling a 13-year-old girl. State attorney Collins Acellam told Justice E.S. Lugayizi on Thursday that private Kenneth Banya defiled the girl on her way to Pajule Catholic mission to sleep on January 9, 2003. Many people leave their homes at dusk for towns to escape kidnap from the LRA rebels.

30 treated
NEBBI - Thirty patients with ear, nose and throat complications have undergone free surgery funded by the Africa Medical research foundation. The operation that started on October 30 at Nebbi main hospital, was headed by Dr. Alex Andema. Another free operation is expected in January 2007.

Scheme starts
NAKAPIRIPIRIT - Karamoja private sector development centre has launched a village savings and loan scheme. The project, funded by the Department for finance and international development, through Care (Uganda), targeted areas without access to banks and micro-finance services. A total of 20 sub-county offices have been opened in Karamoja.

CAO named
PADER - The assistant chief administrative officer in charge of Aruu, Ambrose Ocen, is now acting chief administrative officer (CAO). LC5 chairman Peter Odok W’ Oceng told a district council meeting that they were waiting for the Central Government to send a substantive CAO.

Cop charged
GULU - Police constable Phillips Can-ogura attached to Gulu central police station was on Wednesday charged with theft of an old sports bicycle worth sh100,000. Court heard that Can-ogura stole the bicycle in August from the police station, where it was being kept as an exhibit in a theft case.

Charities told
PADER - Civil Society Organisations should cooperate with community-based bodies and the local government to develop the district, Gulu NGO-Forum’s Geoffrey Okello said on Tuesday.

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