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Police, military to set up joint canine unit in Karamoja to fight crime

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Joint Operation Committee chaired by the Inspector General of Police, Martin Ochola has resolved to establish a military and police canine unit in Karamoja sub-region to help field security personnel in fighting criminality. A canine unit comprises well-trained dogs and personnel that help in …

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Sironko district embarks on mass vaccination against rabies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sironko district in partnership with Animal Welfare and Protection Organization, a non-governmental that focuses on the protection of animals has embarked on a free mass vaccination against rabies across the district. Sironko district has registered over 98 cases of rabies since this year begun. …

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STUDY: Dogs do resemble their owners

Dogs really do resemble their owners – but not in the way you’d expect Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | It turns out that dogs really do resemble their owners. Genes from the dog gut ‘microbiome’ – the community of vital bacteria that support digestion and metabolism – show many …

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Gambia president-elect’s son ‘killed by dogs’

Banjul, Gambia | AFP |  An eight-year-old son of The Gambia’s president-elect Adama Barrow has died after being bitten by dogs, a family source said Monday, days before his contested inauguration. Barrow, who is in Senegal, is scheduled to be sworn in on Thursday, but President Yahya Jammeh has declared …

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