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.
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ZOMBO In a move to adopt to the changing climatic conditions, a coffee growers union in Zombo district is seeking to adopt irrigation system to mitigate the hash environmental conditions to increase yields.
ZOMBO. Officials from the Ministry of Internal Affairs have advised people of Zombo district to enhance their security vigilance by reporting cases of illegal firearms for immediate action.
ZOMBO. Across section women in Monkwerocoo Village, Warr Sub County, Zombo district in West Nile Region of Uganda are demanding for an adult learning facility to scale down the illiteracy rate among rural women in the area.
ZOMBO. As the government and non-governmental organizations seek to equip the youth with life skills to realize holistic economic transformation, the Community Empowerment for Rural Development – Ceford Zombo has trained at least 119 youth in various enterprises.
ZOMBO. At least 200 Functional Adult Literacy (FAL) learners graduated in Jangokoro sub-county Zombo district on Friday.
ZOMBO. A primary school teacher attached to Zombo Upper primary school in Zombo town council, Zombo district is on the run for reportedly defiling and impregnating a 16 year old primary six pupil of the same school.
ZOMBO. Paidha town dwellers have castigated Paidha town council authorities over accumulated garbage heaps which they say are now posing serious health risks to the urban population and traders who operate in the town.
ZOMBO. On a sunny Friday, Cosmo Arukani, a 15-year-old boy joined his friends to fetch water at a shallow well in Acoro village, Jupamato parish, Akaa Sub County in Zombo district.
ZOMBO. The Agency For Accelerated Regional Development -AFARD and Self Help Africa, NGOs working towards youth empowerment have phased out the three-year Maracha, Nebbi, Zombo (Manzo) youth empowerment project (Mayep) amidst testimonies from beneficiaries.
ZOMBO. It was a cultural rendition complete with folk dance, regalia and entertainment by school children as the Alur people turned up massively to mark the eighth anniversary of King Phillip Olarker Rauni at Yamu primary school in Zombo district.
Alestes Baremose fish species commonly referred to as Angara in West Nile region is a delicacy among the Alur speaking people in Nebbi, Zombo and Pakwach districts.
ZOMBO. The delay by Zombo district local government to swear into office the newly elected village and parish chairpersons has caused anxiety among residents in most parts of the district.
ZOMBO. Atyak sub county local government has scratched from its scarce resourced to organize a learning trip for its farmers to enable them acquire basic knowledge specifically in tea growing.
The Alur are the biggest Nilotic people in the West Nile region mostly concentrated in the districts of Nebbi, Zombo and Pakwach but also having a sizeable presence in Arua.
ZOMBO. Ayuveni Chiefdom known by its name Kaal Ayuveni on Tuesday celebrated the 1st coronation anniversary of its chief Rwoth Uledhire II with a call to the subjects to support their cultural..
ZOMBO. Paidha Black Angels (PBA) soccer club fans have expressed hope of watching their first-ever star times Uganda premier league home match at Barokoro stadium as its work progress nears completion.
ZOMBO. Coffee buyers in Zombo have castigated their counterparts from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for bringing into the market poor quality coffee
ZOMBO. The community empowerment for rural development (CEFORD) has launched a four-year youth educational initiative in business oriented farming dubbed 'Aradu Pi fur' project in Zombo district.
ZOMBO. The community empowerment for rural development (CEFORD) Zombo with funding from cooper-aid-Switzerland has donated cooking utensils to St Peter’s college Warr Girls’ and Aluka secondary schools in support of the schools’ feeding program.
ZOMBO. Residents of Padea trading centre in Jangokoro Sub County, Zombo district on Wednesday afternoon locked horns with officials from the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)...
ZOMBO. Thousands of Christians from the Anglican faith on Wednesday thronged Goli, the headquarters of the Church of Uganda in Nebbi district to bid farewell to the Archbishop of Church of Uganda, the Most Rt. Rev. Stanley Ntagali.
ZOMBO. Until early the 2000s, Paidha town council in Zombo district was a lively town. Its life force was the Okoro Growers coffee processing plant located at Ayuda, about 1km west of the town.
ZOMBO.Over 50 Coffee nursery operators from Zombo and Nebbi districts have petitioned President Museveni over nonpayment of coffee seedlings they supplied in the financial year 2018/2019.
ZOMBO. Farmers in Zombo district have expressed worry over the continued coffee price fluctuation.
ZOMBO: Residents of Alangi Sub County in West Nile district of Zombo have expressed happiness following the opening of an access road and establishment of a market facility in the area.
Looming humanitarian crisis in the West Nile district of Zombo following influx of Congolese refugees into Uganda.
ZOMBO. The District Police Commander (DPC) Zombo has directed all officers in the district who do not know how to ride motorcycles to learn with immediate effect.
ZOMBO/BUNIA. Congolese authorities have released three Infectious Disease Institute (IDI) workers operating in Zombo district after they were detained in Bunia central prison for 3 weeks...........
ZOMBO. Wild celebrations in Paidha town as thousands of Paidha Black Angels fans took to the streets in celebration of the entrance of their football club into Ugandas’ elite Premier league football.
ZOMBO. There were wild celebrations yesterday as a crowd of people from across all religious denominations lined up along Nebbi-Goli road to welcome their honoured Arch Bishop Emeritus...
ZOMBO. There were wild celebrations yesterday as a crowd of people from across all religious denominations lined up along Nebbi-Goli road to welcome their honoured Arch Bishop Emeritus Henry Luck Orombi home.
The Emeritus Arch Bishop of Church of Uganda was awarded Honorary Doctorate of divinity by Zoe life theological college-Philadelphia, the USA in recognition of his outstanding performance in shaping humanity through evangelization.
He was honoured alongside four other Ugandans from the Acholi sub-region during the award ceremony held at Serena Hotel in Kampala on Saturday last week.
The outspoken Arch Bishop Emeritus told the people who converged at his residence in Goli-Atida village that the award is not just his alone but for the whole of West Nile region.
“This is not my award alone, it is for all of us in the region because you people gave me the strength and support that made me reach where I am today”, he said.
He encouraged parents to support the education of their children because the challenge ahead of them is enormous and it is only through education they will be able to defend their land.
The Arch Bishop Emeritus urged the elders and local leaders to put a stop to night discos and film shows in their community on account of its dangers to the growing children who may get exposed to HIV/AIDS among others.
“My leaders please, stop night disco and anything that puts our children in danger because they are death traps and make sure as a parent you watch over your children with keenness”, he warned.
He said Beth-El children’s ministry, a project being run by the Emeritus’ wife has constructed a nursery and primary school which is supporting a number of children from the community to access quality education which will eventually transform the community.
Rev Ephraim Jagen, the Dean St Stephen’s Cathedral who spoke on behalf of other Rev. Pastors from Nebbi Anglican diocese congratulated the Arch Bishop Emeritus upon the award and appealed to the people to be grateful to God for the things He does in their lives.
Residents line up along the road to welcome the former Arch Bishop.
“Some people do not receive their blessings because they are ungrateful to God and one thing you must know is that whatever God has for you is in store awaiting its time and God’s time is always the best”, he said.
Arch Bishop Emeritus Henry Luke Orombi served as Archbishop of Uganda and Bishop of Kampala from 2004 until his retirement in December 2012, two years earlier than expected. He was succeeded by Stanley Ntagali who is also seeking early retirement.
Orombi was educated at Bishop Tucker Theological College which today is known as Uganda Christian University, in Mukono, Uganda, where he received a Diploma in Theology, and St John's College, Nottingham, in England, where he attained a Bachelor of Divinity degree.
Before becoming Archbishop, he served as the diocesan youth officer in Moyo and Adjumani district in West Nile region from 1979 until 1986. He then served as Archdeacon at Goli in Nebbi district from 1987 until 1993. From 1993 until 2003, he served as the Bishop of Nebbi diocese.
ZOMBO. Farmers in Nyapea sub-county, Zombo district are counting losses after a heavy rain characterized by hailstones devastated their fields destroying hundreds of acres of crops and....
ZOMBO. Zombo district is registering significant decline in new infections of foot and mouth disease which ravaged the district late last month, officials have revealed.
ZOMBO. The retired Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, His Grace Henry Luke Orombi has called upon government to ban the sale and consumption of sachet alcohol.
ZOMBO. The Federation of Ugandan Football Association – FUFA’s competitions disciplinary panel has issued a sermon letter charging Paidha Black Angels - PBA Fc of hooliganism and........
Roads are the cheapest means of transport in West Nile but traveling on the 120km Nebbi-Zombo-Vurra road is a nightmare for residents.
ZOMBO. At least 150 school girls and dropouts in Paidha town council have received skills in making liquid soap and reusable sanitary pads.
ZOMBO. The government of Uganda through the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched the Climate Resilient Livelihood Opportunities for Women Economic Empowerment (CRWEE) program in West Nile and Karamoja sub-regions.
ZOMBO. The government of Uganda has come up with three strategies aimed at getting a lasting solution to the irregular power supply in West Nile region.
ZOMBO. The police in Zombo have detained the in-charge of Warr health center III in Zombo district as three others got released on police bond over alleged negligence of duty that led to the death of a baby during delivery.
ZOMBO. Seasonal theft of coffee from farmers' plantations has left many counting losses in Zombo district.
ZOMBO. Health workers in Zombo district have expressed worry over the escalating malaria positivity rate which they say has hit epidemic level.
ZOMBO. Our Lady of Assumption Paidha Catholic Parish on Wednesday celebrated its parish day graced with a Holy Mass attended by thousands of catholic faithful.
ZOMBO. There was jubilation in Paidha town on Tuesday morning as the Federation of Ugandan Football Association (FUFA) official inspected stadium development at Barokoro to ascertain the suitability of Paidha Black Angels FC...
ZOMBO. Mr Ephraim Waringu, the Thebiz of Kebu Rigangi has urged his subjects to value culture and speak their language.
ZOMBO. Lack of perimeter wall at Oturgang girls’ primary school in Paidha town council, Zombo district has continued to cause fear of possible cases of insecurity at the school, officials have said.
ZOMBO. Since 2010, some of the key presidential pledges made to the people of Zombo district have not been fulfilled creating anxiety among members of the community.
ZOMBO. Lightening has struck Arago primary school in Jangokoro sub county Zombo district leaving at least 40 pupils injured and 9 in critical condition.
ZOMBO. The delayed payment of ex-gratia by Zombo district officials to some village local council 1 chairpersons has generated anger and fury with others threatening to protest.
ZOMBO. Zombo district leaders and community based organizations have castigated members of the community for what they termed as ‘too much love for sitting allowance,’ a habit they say is affecting service delivery in the district.
ZOMBO. The love for unsafe drinking water by a section of Paidha town dwellers in Zombo district has remained a growing challenge, the area national water and sewerage cooperation (NWSC) officials have said.
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