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Kapelebyong authorities plot to evict Ankole pastoralists

Kapelebyong, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Pastoralists in Kapelebyong district have been banned from grazing on the agricultural land. Area councillors are also demanding that all migrant Ankole Pastoralists who entered the district last year should be evicted after allegedly allowing their animals to destroy acres of crops gardens.  The pastoralists, …

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54 stolen cattle recovered from suspected Karamojong thieves

Agago, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Army in Agago district has recovered 54 cattle from suspected armed Karamojong cattle thieves.  The thugs who were armed with guns, bows and arrows had raided Mora village in Ngora Parish, Paimol Sub County on Monday night and stole 54 cattle from a …

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Gov’t delivers vaccines for Foot and Mouth disease in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has finally delivered vaccines for the foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Karamoja. At least 30,000 cattle have been vaccinated against Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in Karamoja. The outbreak was confirmed in November 2019, resulting into a livestock quarantine in Kotido, Abim …

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Gunmen abduct three, raid 40 cows from Amuru district

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Unknown gunmen have abducted three people and stolen 40 heads of cattle in Amuru district. The gunmen are said to have conducted separate raids in Oforo, Kampala landing site and Atoro villages in Amuru sub county over the past week. Denis Tookema, a resident …

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Over 80,000 cattle to miss FMD vaccination in Bududa

Bududa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Majority of the cows in Bududa district will miss out on the Foot and Mouth Disease vaccination. The District Production Officer Dr. Felix Odong says they have only received 5000 doses from the Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Ministry yet the district has more …

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Illegal guns fueling killings in Karamoja – RDC

Abim, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Resident District Commissioner (RDC) of Abim says the high incidents leading to death by shooting in the district are fueled by armed Karimojong warriors who continuously attack to steal cows. Samuel Mpimbaza Hashaka says that the armed Karamojong mainly from Kotido turn their …

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Kaabong to vaccinate 300 000 livestock

Kaabong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kaabong district has embarked on mass livestock vaccination exercise against the contagious bovine pleuropneumonia. Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia in cattle is caused by vaccine strain while goat plague is a viral disease in goats and sheep characterized by fever, sores in mouth and diarrhoea. The …

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Ssekikubo wants Gov’t to compensate cattle keepers, traders

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lwemiyaga County MP, Theodore Ssekikubo wants government to compensate cattle keepers and traders who lost animals during what he calls an illegal blockade of Lwemiyaga Cattle market by Security Minister, Gen. Elly Tumwine. This follows a petition by dairy farmers to the Speaker, Rebecca …

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MP Theodore Ssekikubo arrested for defying quarantine in Lwemiyaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ssekikubo was arrested this morning amid a scuffle which involved hundreds of herdsmen and cattle dealers who were resisting a blockage of their movement to the cattle market in Lwemiyaga town council. Ssekikuubo’s arrest follows a bitter standoff between him and Sembabule district security authorities, …

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