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Cattle rustling reduces as the Karimojong return to garden work

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a decline in cattle rustling in Karamoja region, a thing the leaders attribute to garden work. Mark Abuku, the Kaabong district LC V chairperson says that the most active rustlers are now busy clearing their gardens for the planting season. According to Abuku, …

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Minister warns Karimojong against exaggerating number of raided animals

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Karamoja Affairs Moses Kizige has cautioned Karimojong pastoralists against a mentality of exaggerating the numbers of the animals lost whenever they are raided. Minister Kizige cautioned the Karimojong on Monday during a meeting with the Matheniko pastoralists in Moroto district and …

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Karimojong elders ask gov’t to revive animal branding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Karimojong elders in Napak and Nabilatuk districts have recommended to government to revive the electronic animal branding, a practice which was taking root ten years back. According to the elders, the electronic animals branding had stopped cattle rustling in Karamoja. The elders …

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Karamoja-based artists using music to battle cattle rustling

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of musicians in the Karamoja region are using the talents to lead the fight against cattle rustling. The artists, mainly reformed cattle rustlers now earning a living through music are composing lyrics in local dialects to call upon the youths to denounce cattle …

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3rd Division Commander rallies Karamoja elders for peace

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The 3rd Division Commander has asked Karamoja elders and peace committee members to be ambassadors of peace and discourage cattle rustling. Brig. Joseph Balikudembe also made a call to the warriors to either voluntarily disarm or be forcefully disarmed. His call follows increased raids among …

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MPs worried over presence of guns in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Members of Parliament from Karamoja are concerned about the presence of guns in the region. According to Terence Naco Achia, the Bokora County MP in Napak district, cattle rustling, killing and theft has returned in the region after 15 years of peace following the disarmament …

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IGAD countries lose more than US$9 billion in cattle rustling

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five countries under the Inter Government Authority on Development – IGAD have lost more than US$9 billion (about UGX 33.2 trillion) in cattle rustling especially in the Normads, according to IGAD’s principal Researcher, Paul Gamba, He disclosed this while closing IGAD summit on …

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