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35 killed by cattle rustlers in two months

Kaabong, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Thirty five people were reportedly killed in Karamoja Sub Region in two months by the suspected cattle rustlers.   The dead among others include the Chairperson Peace Committee of Kotido District Aboka Muzer, Lotio Paul, Koranga Denis, Ataba P’Longole, Ekome Mathew all residents of Kotido …

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Lyantonde district authorities relax animal quarantine

Lyantonde, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lyantonde district veterinary authorities have relaxed the ban on the sale and movement of cattle and animal products in the district. Early this year, the district authorities banned the sale and movement of cattle and animal products in the district to contain the Foot and …

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72 stolen cattle recovered from armed South Sudanese

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Authorities in Amuru district have recovered 72 cattle stolen by suspected armed South Sudanese cattle rustlers.    On Sunday, the rustlers numbering six reportedly invaded and attacked the villages of Lodijokpe in Adjumani and Lorikowor West village in Elegu Town council, Amuru and stole the …

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106 cattle impounded in Obongi district

Obongi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 106 heads of cattle have been impounded for illegal entry and destruction of crops in Obongi district. The region has been struggling to contain an influx of internal and external pastoralists searching for water and pasture for their livestock over the last three …

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Suspected South Sudan armed men renew livestock raids in Lamwo

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |   South Sudanese armed thugs have resumed cattle thefts in Lamwo District despite the presence of heavy Local Defence Unit and Uganda People’s Defence Forces soldiers. Until recently, cattle theft had subsided in the hotspot areas of Agoro and Madi-Opei Sub-counties which borders volatile South …

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Kitgum vaccinates 1,000 cattle after outbreak of black quarter disease

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum district veterinary department has started a mass vaccination drive for cattle following the outbreak of black quarter, a highly infectious bacterial disease. At least four heads of cattle have reportedly died from the disease in Wao village, Koch Parish in Labongo Amida sub-county. Dr …

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Drought, cattle rustling affect livestock prices in Karamoja

Karamoja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The persistent drought and resurgence of cattle rustling have affected the livestock market in the Karamoja region. The price of an animal weighing 100-kilograms has fallen from one million Shillings in November 2020, to 600,000 Shillings today. The drop in animals prices in the region …

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Drought hits hard Bunyoro cattle farmers

Hoima, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Cattle farmers in Bunyoro sub-region are crying foul following the drought that has ravaged the area. The drought has caused a shortage of pasture and water for their animals.    The most affected districts are Buliisa, Hoima, Kiryandongo and Kikuube. Several farmers have started losing …

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Business paralysed in Moroto as UPDF battles rustlers

Moroto, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Business was paralysed in Rupa Sub County, Moroto district as Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) soldiers battled suspected cattle rustlers. The one and half hour gun battle led to the death of one warrior and recovery of 214 herds of cattle and four donkeys.  …

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Failure to recover stolen animals costs Karamoja LC V chairpersons

Karamoja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The loss of several district chairpersons in Karamoja region in the recently concluded local government elections is being attributed to the failure to recover rustled cattle. Elected leaders in Karamoja can retain their seats for decades as long as they are able to follow and …

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