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UPDF recovers 135 illegal guns in Karamoja

Karamoja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF has recovered 135 guns, 4 grenades and 1954 bullets from Karimojong rustlers.  The firearms were recovered from rustlers in the nine districts of Karamoja Sub-region including Kaabong, Abim, Kotido, Moroto, Amudat, Napak, Nakapiripirit, Nabilatuk and Karenga during the disarmament exercise spanning from January to December …

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Karamoja leaders want dialogue on cattle recovery program

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders in Karamoja are calling for dialogue with the Uganda People Defense Forces-UPDF leadership on the procedure of handing over recovered cattle to the rightful owners in the ongoing recovery program. Currently, the army under the leadership of Gen. Andrew Gutti, the chairman of …

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Kyagulanyi promises to restore Teso herds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform Party-NUP presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has promised to compensate people of Teso who lost livestock to Karimojong rustlers. Kyagulanyi who was addressing a rally in Soroti city on Saturday amidst teargas said despite being known as a cattle keeping community, …

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Lamwo farmers lose cattle to strange livestock disease

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Livestock farmers in Madi Opei sub county of Lamwo district are struggling with a strange infectious disease outbreak which has claimed several cattle. Farmers say an infected animal presents with foam on the mouth, weight loss, and loss of appetite, exhaustion, swollen hooves within a …

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Court bailiffs in Gulu under investigation for alleged theft of cattle

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gulu district Resident Commissioner has launched investigations into the alleged theft of fifteen herds of cattle in Awach sub county. Court bailiffs from JED Courts Bailiffs and Auctioneers Associates are accused of auctioning 30 acres of land to recover 11.1 Million Shillings following a …

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GISO, 18 others arrested in connection to stolen Kenyan cattle

Sironko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 19 suspects have been arrested in the areas of Mt. Elgon in connection to raid of animals from Western Kenya. Last week, Uganda Police indicated that Kenyan authorities reported the theft of over 100 heads of cattle from Western Kenya. Police teamed up …

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Over 17,000 cows in Busia vaccinated against Foot and Mouth disease

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 17,000 heads of cattle in Busia district have been vaccinated against the Foot and Mouth disease- FMD. The vaccination exercise majorly covered Buyanga, Busitema, Buteba, Masaba, Masinya and Masafu sub-counties that were largely affected by FMD in March this year. Dr. Patrick Barasa, the …

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South Sudan returns Uganda’s stolen cattle

Lamwo, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | South Sudanese authorities have handed back eight head of cattle looted by cattle rustlers from local farmers in the Northern Uganda District of Lamwo. A five-member delegation of security personnel from South Sudan’s Torit state accompanied by political and cultural leaders handed the animals to …

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