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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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UNHCR launches Uganda’s first commercial farm for refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has launched Uganda’s first commercial farm for refugees and host communities in Adjumani district. A resident of the same area, Piros Santos Erwaga last June offered 2000 acres of land to UNHCR in Piroa, Aliwala village in …

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13 killed as cattle rustlers attack Nigerian village

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Thirteen people were killed in prolonged clashes between cattle thieves and local civilian militia in northern Nigeria’s Zamfara state, police said on Thursday. The militia and cattle thieves fought a gun battle Tuesday through Wednesday in the remote village of Fankashi in the Maru district …

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W.Africa faces security threat from herders-farmers violence: UN

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Clashes between cattle herders and farmers pose a threat to countries across West Africa and the Sahel, the UN warned on Thursday, after Nigeria’s parliament summoned President Muhammadu Buhari over escalating violence. Lawmakers from Nigeria’s lower chamber of parliament, the House of Representatives, called for …

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Nigerian parliament summons Buhari over violence

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria’s parliament has called for President Muhammadu Buhari to appear before it to explain what his government is doing to stop spiralling violence between herders and farmers in central states. Members of the lower chamber of parliament, the House of Representatives, voted Wednesday to summon Buhari …

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