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Meat consumption suspended in Kapchorwa over FMD

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The sale and consumption of meat in Kapchorwa Municipality has been suspended following an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease-FMD. An infected animal presents with blisters on the mouth and foot, loss of appetite, fever, and a drop in milk production. The disease causes severe …

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Heartwater disease kills dozens of cattle in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An outbreak of heartwater disease has left at least 70 cattle dead in Orom East sub county, Kitgum district. According to residents, the disease was first noticed in the area in April. Heartwater is an infectious, noncontagious, tick-borne disease of ruminants. It is regarded as one …

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Outrage in Karamoja as UPDF arrests reformed cattle rustlers

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security forces in Karamoja are arresting and detaining suspected cattle rustlers who hand over their firearms voluntarily, despite criticism from both leaders and the community. The arrests are in contravention of a government call to Karamojong warriors to voluntarily hand over illegal …

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Herdsmen, farmers in Bunyoro clash over grazing animals in gardens

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tension is growing among herdsmen and cultivators in Hoima district as animals invade crop gardens. Many farmers are crying foul after their crops were destroyed by cows, especially during the night hours. According to the farmers, the herdsmen have started grazing animals at night in …

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Preserving Uganda’s indigenous cattle breeds on track: Gov’t

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There are increasing calls for conservation, preservation and protection of indigenous livestock breeds, especially cattle to avoid their extinction. The animals are increasingly declining in number as more and more farmers go for crossbreeds to increase the output of livestock products, mainly milk and beef. There …

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Nwoya to conduct fresh verification of pastoralists

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nwoya district security officials and leaders will commence fresh verification of pastoralists. The decision follows concerns that the majority of the pastoralists have evaded eviction, and are still illegally grazing their cattle in the district, nearly two months after an eviction order was issued. The …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Hell in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER Hell in Karamoja: Does sub-region require military response only? THE LAST WORD Aiding the enemy: How US involvement in the Russia-Ukraine conflict is helping the rise of China to surpass America as the world’s …

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Police, UPDF unit to fight cattle theft in Nakasongola

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Nakasongola District Security Committee has resolved to establish a military detachment in Kalongo sub-county to fight rampant animal thefts. According to Nakasongola district authorities, between 10 to 20 heads of cattle are stolen each day in Nakasongola and sold in Kampala City. The …

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Turkana pastoralists lose 600 cattle to drought in one week

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Turkana pastoralists have lost 600 heads of cattle within one week after being flashed out of Karamoja region by the joint security forces following the killing of three Ugandan geologists and two soldiers in Moroto district last month. The three geologists and UPDF soldiers were …

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