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BALAALO: 830 out of 80,000 head of cattle to exit Gulu, Amuru

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The committee tasked to implement the eviction of migrant cattle keepers has in the last five days identified nine cattle owners with 830 cattle to exit Gulu and Amuru districts in the second week of the eviction exercise.  It was reported last mont there there …

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MUSEVENI: Auction cows of defiant Balaalo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has suggested that impounded cattle belonging to defiant migrant cattle keepers commonly referred to as Balaalo be auctioned, and the money generated be used for constructing schools in Northern Uganda. Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo Chigamoy said on Friday that he received a letter …

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Pokot-UPDF exchange of fire in Amudat leaves 40 cows dead

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Soldiers of the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF 51 Infantry, Battalion 407 have been accused of killing 40 cows and injuring 50 others in Amudat district. It is alleged that the animals were grazing at the border area of Naporokoch parish  in Amudat district and …

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Karamoja region receives vital livestock vaccination against transboundary diseases

Moroto, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | In a collaborative effort between the Ugandan Government, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Moroto District Local Government, CARITAS, and VSF Belgium, thousands of livestock in the Karamoja region received essential vaccinations to combat transboundary animal diseases. Transboundary Animal Diseases …

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Security returns 91 cows to Turkana warriors after 2 guns surrendered

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security forces in Moroto have released cattle that were confiscated during a firefight between the army and armed Turkana warriors. The joint security forces conducted an operation against Turkana pastoralists in Naput Village, Rupa sub-county, Moroto district on September 22, 2023. The Turkana warriors …

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Five arrested for stealing cows to pay bride price

Kazo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five people accused of stealing cows to pay for bride price are in police custody in Kazo District. The District Police Commander, Philip Mukasa, has identified the main suspect as Bright Muhereza, aged 34, a resident of Omutebbe in Nkungu Sub-County, Kazo District. It …

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Soldier shoots dead 18 cows in Nakapiripirit

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security forces in the Karamoja sub-region are investigating an incident where a UPDF soldier shot dead 18 cows and injured 25 others in the Nakapiripirit district. The incident took place on September 17th at 10:30 am when Private Yosefi Baguma, a member …

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