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Lolachat seed school teachers fear for their lives

Nabilatuk, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Teachers at Lolachat seed secondary school in Nabilatuk district have expressed fear for their safety due to the absence of a perimeter fence given the insecurity in Karamoja resulting from increased cattle raids. Lolachat seed school has about 250 students in O Level. While at …

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LC3 chairperson shot dead in cattle raid

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Joint security forces in Karamoja have shot dead Aped Longole, the LC3 vice-chairperson of Napumpum sub-county in Kotido district. He was killed while driving rustled animals from Napak to Kotido. Micheal Longole, the Karamoja region police spokesperson confirmed the incident describing it as unfortunate for …

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Karamoja leaders ask for guns for community protection

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in Karamoja sub-region have appealed to the government to provide guns for each district for defense. While giving updates on the security situation in the region, the leaders said that since the government has “failed” to address the issues of insecurity, they are proposing …

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Katakwi residents block Soroti-Moroto road over cattle theft

  Katakwi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of residents from three villages in Olilim Parish, Katakwi district have staged a demonstration protesting persistent cattle raids by Karimojong rustlers. The more than 400 residents affected by cattle raids have since pitched camp in the trading center, blocking Soroti- Moroto road via …

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LC1 chairperson detained for coordinating cattle raids in Katakwi

Katakwi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five people including a village chairperson are in custody at Katakwi police station on accusations of collaborating with rustlers to raid livestock in Katakwi and neighbouring Karamoja districts. The five were picked up on Wednesday from Ajeluk village, Olela parish, Katakwi sub county, and Ngariam county …

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UPDF warns Karamojong leaders against interfering in its operations

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security agencies in Moroto have issued a warning to Karamojong leaders involved in inciting the public against operations mounted by the UPDF and anti-stock theft unit, for purposes of recovery of raided cows and arrest of criminals. The warning was issued by UPDF spokesman Edrin …

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UPDF raises concern over commercialized cattle raids in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF has raised concern about commercialized cattle raids in the Karamoja sub-region. UPDF backed by the Anti-Stock Theft Unit-ASTU has been fighting the resurgence of cattle rustling in Karamoja since October 2020. Lt. Col Ronald Kakurungu, the UPDF deputy spokesperson said …

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MPs ask for UGX 40Bn for disarmament in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators from Karamoja have requested for over Shillings 40billion to facilitate the new disarmament program in the region following deteriorating security and rampant cattle raids. The UPDF 3rd Division is set to lead the disarmament, targeting armed warriors who have constantly threatened peace and security …

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