The West Nile Region comprises of 9 unique districts with a diversity in history, people, and culture. Click the links to learn more about the individual districts.
West Nile is fast becoming a tourist destination in East Africa, offering visitors a myriad of exploration and relaxation sites.
WEST NILE. In an operation undertaken by National Drug Authority (NDA) from Monday to Friday this week, a total of 102 drug shops were closed in the West Nile region.
On this cold Sunday morning usually reserved for rest and worship for the Christian folk where I belong, I had to be particularly prepared to move....................
WEST NILE. A religious sect in Akworo sub-county in Nebbi district blocked the Measles-rubella and Polio immunization campaign, Mr Moses Mwishaka the regional coord......
What a scenery! What a land scape! (echo), this is beautiful! Our team murmured in endless choruses as the van moved about this exhilarating landscape.
In his white overcoat Amos Econi, 21, who barely uses his legs for mobility beams with a smile.
The West Nile region has for long been regarded as a potential tourist destination only bogged down by a combination of poor infrastructure and civil instability.
ARUA. Matugga based Bright stars FC fought hard to hold Onduparaka FC to a goalless draw at green light stadium in Arua in a game that was devoid of many chances.
ARUA. The community empowerment for rural development (CEFORD), a non-governmental organization operating in West Nile has raised concern over the increasing rate of child labour in the region.
The first edition of the Cere festival didn’t live to the billing in all fairness, organizers, partners and every stakeholder agrees to this assertion.
Youthful Ms Gladys Bako from Mundru village, Maracha district visibly spoke with much pain and anger “today you people should thoroughly educate these men, all they want is to produce..........
ARUA. An influential whatsapp group of West Nilers and its well-wishers code named “West Nile Voice” (WNV) is using its reach network of members to raise money for the vulnerable people for the 11 districts of the region during this period of COVID-19 pandemic.
ARUA. A cross section of stake holders have agreed to coordinate efforts to restore the environment in the refugee hosting districts of West Nile.
West Nile Web today announced the appointment of Diana Santiago as its Managing Director effective June 1st, 2018.
WEST NILE. The principal judge of Uganda, Justice Flavian Zeija has identified the location of court premises far from each other as a major factor obstructing people’s quest in accessing justice in the West Nile region.
ARUA. Muni University chairperson of appointments board, Prof. Peter Okidi Lating has challenged Ugandan Universities to design and regulate their engineering courses so as to improve the quality of engineers produced in the country.
WEST NILE. Different farmer groups across West Nile region have received government of Uganda tractors under national agricultural advisory services (NAADS) with an ultimate goal of improving mechanization.
WEST NILE. The police have cautioned female students to stay away from married men as they embark on the second term holidays.
ARUA. The first lady Ms Janet Kataaha Museveni has cautioned the youth against the increasing culture of violence which she said may destroy their future if not controlled.
The events that unfolded during the two games played between West Nile and Acholi provinces have been mouthwatering to say the least.
ARUA. At its inception, the Federation of Uganda football association (FUFA) envisaged a tournament that sought to reflect ancestry, cultural heritage and a general sense of belonging.
ARUA. The family of former Ugandan vice president Late Gen Mustafah Idris and West Nile effort for Museveni, a pressure group have renewed their support to president Yoweri Museveni led government ahead of 2021 general elections.
NAKASEKE. The leaders from the West Nile region have joined their farmers in calling upon the government to consider reviving the defunct cooperative unions in the area.
WEST NILE. An order by President Yoweri Museveni directing the nomadic herdsmen to vacate the West Nile region has elapsed with many of them citing lack of vaccination for foot and mouth disease for their failure to leave.
When Ms. Brenda Adakuru lost her father in 2003, she was only 13 years old. She was forced to drop out of school before finishing P.7 due to lack of support.
KOBOKO. For Ms Brenda Bako Molly, a resident of Godia cell, West division, Koboko municipality, there is no reason for change yet in the constituency since Ms Evelyn Anite, the municipality member of parliament and state minister for investment has exceeded the fulfilment of her manifesto she presented when she was elected in 2016.
West Nile. The residents of Nwoya district have resorted to the use of puppets to share information regarding oil and gas in the area.
WEST NILE. For over 15 years, the veterans in the West Nile region have been struggling to work on their files to access their retirement packages.
ARUA. Pawor is an area that could be rightly described as a hard-to-reach sub-county in Arua district. It is located about 39km from Arua town and 29km from Pakwach along Ocoko-Wadelai road.
Mr. Joseph Jurua a.k.a JJ Suru is a music and entertainment hustler who has juggled from hip-hop, Afro and other hard to gauge musical genre to reggae.
KOBOKO. There was excitement among pupils and teachers of various primary schools in Koboko municipality following a decision taken by the area leaders to address the challenge of inadequate toilet facilities in schools.
MARACHA. Residents in Maracha district have requested Germany Leprosy and TB Relief Association (GLRA) to inject more resources to support people leaving with disabilities (PWDs).
PAKWACH: The residents of Pakwach and other neighbouring districts of West Nile have been urged to embrace vigilance by reporting illegal deforestation and charcoal burning to avert the effects of global warming.
ARUA. Locals in Arua district have been urged to embrace and take the fight against corruption as an individual responsibility.
WEST NILE. Madi and West Nile celebrations of the golden jubilee come just a year after the diocese also celebrated the centenary of the faith in the region.
WEST NILE. Madi and West Nile diocese celebrations of the golden jubilee come just a year after the diocese also celebrated the centenary of the faith in the region.
The migratory quelea birds are dreaded as destructive pests to cereal crops by many communities but to some people in Arua and Maracha districts, the marauding weaver species are...
DRC. The Anglican Bishops of Madi and West Nile diocese in Uganda and the diocese of Aru in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have outlined strategic partnership as the key to Church growth.
Mr Michael Candia who hails from Maracha district always wanted to be a commercial farmer but land shortage kept holding him back.
ARUA. The Ministry of Water and Environment has launched the Albert Nile catchment management plan (CMP) aimed at providing guidance for sustainable development and management of water resources along the Nile belt in West Nile and other parts of Northern Uganda.
ARUA. Local leaders of the West Nile region have been called upon to make demands that have impacts on their people’s development other than mere focusing on getting smaller political units.
ARUA. The officials from Muni University in Arua district have said that the university is all set to conduct the graduation of 92 students this Saturday.
ARUA. Muni University students hailing from the nine districts of West Nile region on Sunday inaugurated their first leadership with the aim of fostering unity to address common challenges.
ONLINE PANEL DISCUSSION NOT WITHOUT US: STRENGTHENING VICTIM PARTICIPATION IN TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE PROCESSES IN UGANDA 24 SEPTEMBER 202011:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EAT)
More than 10 years after the end of the 20-year conflict in Uganda, victims have yet to receive justice and reparations and continue to be mostly
sidelined in the transitional justice processes that affect them, according to Not Without Us, a new report by Emerging Solutions Africa, the Uganda Victims’ Foundation, and REDRESS. In this online event, participants will discuss the key findings of the report, including how victims have been impacted by the inexorable delay in passing
and implementing the National Transitional Justice Policy. The report notes that despite the inclusion of multiple transitional justice processes in this
comprehensive policy document and a detailed gender-sensitive and victim-centered framework, the consultations and engagement with victims did not
allow them to meaningfully influence and impact the design and shaping of the Policy.
Click here to read the report Not Without Us
Click here to read a Report Summary of the report
Watch a film about The Uganda Victims and Survivors Network
Justice Elizabeth Nahamya, Executive Director, Emerging Solutions Africa, ESA (opening remarks)
Mr. Omar Mahmood, Vice-Chairperson, Uganda Victims and Survivors Network (Uganda Victims and Survivors Network-West Nile, UVSN)
The Honourable Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo, Chief Justice of Uganda (TBC)
Ms. Margaret Ojok, Technical Advisor, Justice, Law and Order Sector, JLO
Mr. Chris Ongom, Executive Director, Uganda Victims Foundation, UVF
Moderated by Ms. Lorraine Smith Van Lin, International Legal Consultant, and former Legal Advisor at REDRESS
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
She dressed in brightly coloured Nubian costumes spotting a long dress, a headband, necklaces, beads, armlets and bracelets.
ARUSHA. Local leaders of the designated Obongi district have been advised on better techniques of urban planning.
Every time I make a trip to Arua and like most people who travel to that part of the country, I stop over in Pakwach to enjoy some of the most delicious fish you will ever find.
ZOMBO. Paidha black angels’ (PBA) one season in the star times Uganda premier league had several twists and turns that one finds it extremely difficult to summarize with a single word.
ARUA. Police in Arua is investigating an alleged incident of obstruction and disobedience of lawful orders by a group of youth in Omi village, Alivu parish, Aroi sub county in which one of them identified as Sunday Eriku, 24-year-old student was shot in the stomach.
WEST NILE. Members of Parliament on government assurance and implementation committee have expressed unhappiness about the poor state of roads in Nebbi and Pakwach districts.
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