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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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30 billion available for cattle compensation – Museveni

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has revealed that government has secured UGX. 30 billion for cattle compensation in Acholi, Lango and Teso sub regions.  Museveni, who is also the NRM Presidential candidate said that each of the three sub regions will receive UGX. 10 billion to …

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Amuriat pledges to restock cattle in Teso

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change- FDC presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat has promised to restock cattle in Teso. Amuriat pledged this while canvassing for votes in Arapai and Tubur sub-counties in Soroti district on Wednesday. Amuriat who is making his second round of campaigns in Teso …

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Five men sentenced to five years for stealing cattle in Gulu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five men have been sentenced to five years imprisonment for stealing cattle in Gulu. The five who were sentenced on Friday morning are Robert Byaruhanga aged 30 and a businessman at Labourline Parish, Laroo-Pece division in Gulu city, Samuel Kasasira aged 42 and a resident …

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