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Butambala bans transportation of livestock at night

Butambala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Butambala district has banned the transportation of meat and animals at night in a bid to curb the rampant theft of livestock. Fred Paks Kalema, the Butambala Resident District Commissioner says that they have received numerous complaints from farmers regarding the theft of livestock and …

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Angry Mityana residents foil theft of animals

Mityana, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Nambute village in Bulera sub county in Mityana district have foiled the theft of their animals after intercepting a motor vehicle used by the suspected thieves. Led by their village chairperson Expedito Kyakuwa, the residents impounded the commuter taxi at a roadblock they …

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Entebbe zoo seeks 15Bn UGX to take care of animals

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The management of Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Center in Entebbe says it needs up to 15 billion shillings to take care of animals and maintain scientists. The center which hosts 291 wild animals of 52 different species has been hit hard by the coronavirus …

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Strays feel the bite as pandemic spreads

Athens, Greece | AFP |  As coronavirus forces billions of people around the world into lockdown, another sizeable population has also been hard hit — stray animals. While pet owners in many countries are still allowed to walk their dogs, thousands of other animals — the exact numbers are unknown — …

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20,000 animals vaccinated against anthrax, black quarter in Arua

Arua, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  More than 20, 000 animals including cattle, goats, sheep and pigs have been vaccinated against Anthrax and Black Quarter in Arua district.  Early last month, Arua district veterinary office received 30,000 doses of Anthrax vaccines from Food and Agricultural Organization-FAO following a three years’ ravaging …

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Libya war leaves thousands homeless in Tripoli

Tripoli, Libya | AFP |  Layla Mohammed barely had time to gather her children’s belongings before fleeing their southern Tripoli home when shelling targeted the Libyan capital’s outskirts earlier this year. For months she moved her family between apartments as soaring rents in the crowded city exhausted her savings, eventually leaving …

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Nakasongola district relaxes quarantine ahead of Xmas

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  There is a sigh of relief in Nakasongola district following a decision by the authorities to relax the livestock quarantine, which has allowed residents to sell animals and raise money for Christmas. Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries slapped a ban on the movement …

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Floods destroy property in Ntoroko

Ntoroko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Kanara Town Council in Ntoroko district are counting losses after floods ravaged the area. The floods which started on Saturday following a rainstorm, destroyed homes, schools and killed several animals.  Hannifah Kabahweza, one of the affected residents, says that the floods killed 20 …

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