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Illegal guns fueling killings in Karamoja – RDC

Abim, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Resident District Commissioner (RDC) of Abim says the high incidents leading to death by shooting in the district are fueled by armed Karimojong warriors who continuously attack to steal cows. Samuel Mpimbaza Hashaka says that the armed Karamojong mainly from Kotido turn their …

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Kaabong to vaccinate 300 000 livestock

Kaabong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kaabong district has embarked on mass livestock vaccination exercise against the contagious bovine pleuropneumonia. Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia in cattle is caused by vaccine strain while goat plague is a viral disease in goats and sheep characterized by fever, sores in mouth and diarrhoea. The …

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Ssekikubo wants Gov’t to compensate cattle keepers, traders

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lwemiyaga County MP, Theodore Ssekikubo wants government to compensate cattle keepers and traders who lost animals during what he calls an illegal blockade of Lwemiyaga Cattle market by Security Minister, Gen. Elly Tumwine. This follows a petition by dairy farmers to the Speaker, Rebecca …

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MP Theodore Ssekikubo arrested for defying quarantine in Lwemiyaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ssekikubo was arrested this morning amid a scuffle which involved hundreds of herdsmen and cattle dealers who were resisting a blockage of their movement to the cattle market in Lwemiyaga town council. Ssekikuubo’s arrest follows a bitter standoff between him and Sembabule district security authorities, …

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THIS WEEK: Museveni assures cattle keepers on ticks

THIS WEEK: Museveni assures cattle keepers on ticks Kampala,Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has calmed the anxieties of cattle keepers and encouraged them not to lose hope about the challenge of treating drug resistant ticks that have continuously posed a threat to their livestock in the country. Museveni …

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Govt monitoring reported Bird Flu cases in east, western Uganda

Bird flu cases reported in Budaka, Kisoro districts Two more districts Budaka and Kisoro are under surveillance following reports of suspected cases of avian influenza. Scientists in the ministry of agriculture revealed that laboratory tests confirmed the presence of avian influenza -commonly known as bird flu- in samples sent from …

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VIDEO: Making a living from cow hooves

VIDEO: In the Hustling for Survival show, Richard Olwenyi tells the story of a man who has made a living from fresh cow hooves which is later prepared as cow hoof stew locally referred to as Kigere or Molokonyi. Fred Bukenya, owes what he has achieved to the trade.   Share on: …

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