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Lightning kills three cows, injures several others in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A thunderbolt has killed three cows and injured several others in Lemo-Gweng-Ajut village in Labongo Layamo sub county in Kitgum district. The Pagen LC III councillor David Opiyo, says that the unfortunate incident occurred during a heavy downpour around 10:00 pm on Monday night. According …

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Police frustrated by exaggeration of numbers of animals stolen in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security forces in Karamoja sub-region have raised a concern that the community has intentionally continued exaggerating the number of animals stolen which is affecting their smooth recovery. Livestock thefts have become significantly harmful because unlike previously where tracking and recovering stolen animals …

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Moroto municipality considers banning animal kraals in town

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Moroto municipal authorities are considering banning animal kraals in town to minimize attacks by cattle rustlers. This follows several attacks by suspected cattle rustlers targeting animals such as goats, sheep and cows around Moroto town, which has led to the loss of innocent lives. …

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Teso leaders ask Museveni for security against cattle theft

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in Teso have urged tough action from President Yoweri Museveni over the increasing cases of insecurity along the Teso border with Karamoja. The President was in Soroti on Saturday to launch the livestock claimants’ compensation payment for the war debt claimants in the Acholi, …

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SOROTI: Over 2,000 claimants verified for compensation

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Up to 2,410 of the people who lost animals during the insurgency in Soroti District have been cleared for compensation. The list was revealed by the Soroti District Communications Officer, Abraham Ekwaru during an exclusive interview with our reporter ahead of the launch of …

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Balalo accused of violating livestock quarantine

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The local leaders of Palaro Sub –County in Gulu District have faulted nomadic Balalo herdsmen for violating quarantine put in place to curb the spread of Foot and Mouth Disease –FMD. Dozens of districts across the country like Gomba, Isingiro, Kazo, Kiruhura, Wakiso, Kiboba, …

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Uganda runs out of FMD vaccines as demand rises

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries –MAAIF is unable to carry out the mass vaccination of cattle against Foot and Mouth Disease-FMD due to vaccine shortage. Dozens of districts across the country such as Gomba, Isingiro, Kazo, Kiruhura, Wakiso, Kiboga, Kiryandongo, Koboko, Masindi, …

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Rustlers raid Gen. Gutti’s farm, make off with 40 cows

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rustlers have for the third time raided the farm of Gen. Andrew Gutti, the General Court Martial chairman, and made off with 40 cows in Napak district The rustlers stormed the farm in Lorengechora sub-county on Tuesday night, which has left everyone wondering about their courage. …

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Drought kills over 200 cows in Bunyoro

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 200 cows have died in Bunyoro sub-region between April and August this year due to shortage of water and pasture resulting from drought. Livestock farmers in Buliisa, Hoima, Kagadi, Kiryandongo and Kikuube districts have been struggling to look for pasture and water for …

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Pader NUSAF contractor accused of supplying blind cows

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Three NUSAF III groups of Pukor Sub-County in Pader district have faulted a local contractor for supplying them with blind cows. The NUSAF III groups whose members reportedly receives blind cows are Loyocak Animal Traction, Abung Animal Traction and Gangba Animal Traction all in …

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