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Cattle farmers in Bunyoro struggle for pasture, water

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cattle farmers in Bunyoro sub-region are struggling to look for pasture and water for their animals following the dry spell that has hit the area for the past three months. The most affected farmers are from the districts of Buliisa, Hoima, Kiryandongo, Masindi and …

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Illegal border crossing escalating FMD in Isingiro district

Isingiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Isingiro district authorities have said that the illegal crossing by herdsmen at the Uganda-Tanzania border is escalating Foot and Mouth disease in the district. Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), a viral disease of cloven-hoofed livestock was confirmed recently in the cattle corridor of Ankole, affecting the districts …

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Kitgum residents intercept truck carrying stolen livestock

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Corner Mission Cell in Pager division, Kitgum municipality on Monday intercepted a truck transporting suspected stolen cattle from Lamwo district. The chairperson of security surveillance for the Pager division Agnes Atim Onek, says that the Fuso truck registration number UBF 400C was transporting 22 …

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Twelve arrested in Kiruhura for flouting FMD quarantine

Kiruhura district banned the movement, sale and slaughtering of cattle following the outbreak of foot and mouth disease Kiruhura, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Kiruhura has arrested 12 people for allegedly flouting the Foot and Mouth disease quarantine. They were arrested on Thursday night at Ahakageti village in Sanga …

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Gov’t delivers 900,000 foot and mouth disease vaccine dozes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has so far delivered nine hundred thousand dozes of Foot and Mouth disease (FMD) vaccines to affected areas, two months after it announced a mass vaccination exercise. The country has been battling an FMD outbreak since December 2020, when it was first detected …

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Security in Agago recoveries 26 stolen cattle

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Twenty-six cattle raided by suspected Karamojong rustlers have been recovered by Local Defense Unit-LDU and local leaders in Agago district.  The cows were recovered on Tuesday night during a manhunt for the suspected rustlers following their raid in Biwaga Parish in Lira-Kato Sub County on …

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