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Hoima: Two herdsmen arrested over murder

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hoima police are holding two herdsmen accused of murder. The suspects whose particulars have been concealed for fear of jeopardizing police investigations allegedly together with others still at large connived and killed Pithuwa, a fisherman attached to Kabarangwa landing site, in Kibiro parish, Kiganja Sub …

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Herdsmen occupy 10,000 hectares Madhvani sugar land in Amuru

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Herdsmen have encroached on a significant portion of land belonging to Madhvani Sugar Factory in Amuru district. The land, measuring 10,000 hectares, covers Kololo, Omee, Pailyec, Lwak Obito, Lujoro, and Bana villages in Lakang sub-county, Amuru district. In 2017, the government surveyed the land …

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Museveni bans charcoal trade, Balaalo herdsmen from Northern Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has signed an executive order banning tree cutting for commercial charcoal production and expelled Balaalo herdsmen in Northern Uganda. The executive order exercised under Article 99 (2) of the constitution was issued by the President on Friday last week. This comes barely …

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Fresh tension as ‘Balaalo’ herdsmen return to West Nile

Terego, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is fresh tension in Terego and Madi Okollo districts following the return of the Balaalo herdsmen barely half a year after their eviction. Currently, the herdsmen are grazing in Ocea and Amuru villages in Maraju parish, Cina in Akinio parish all in Uriama sub-county, …

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Herdsmen, farmers in Bunyoro clash over grazing animals in gardens

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tension is growing among herdsmen and cultivators in Hoima district as animals invade crop gardens. Many farmers are crying foul after their crops were destroyed by cows, especially during the night hours. According to the farmers, the herdsmen have started grazing animals at night in …

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Hoima herdsmen use district headquarters to graze animals

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Herdsmen have raided Hoima district headquarters raising concern among residents about the trend which threatens the operations of the district staff. On a daily basis, several herdsmen flock to the district headquarters which seats on a 10-acre piece of land in Kasingo cell, Hoima West …

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Herdsmen raise concerns over cattle thefts in Bunyoro

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Herdsmen in Bunyoro sub-region have asked police and leaders to find a solution to the rampant cattle thefts in the area. Cattle thefts have been rampant for the past three months in Buliisa, Hoima Kikuube, Kiryandongo and Masindi. The farmers blame the police and …

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Eighteen killed in Nigerian church by suspected herdsmen

Makurdi, Nigeria | AFP | Two priests were among at least 18 people killed in a dawn attack on a church in central Nigeria, police said Tuesday, in violence condemned by President Muhammadu Buhari as “satanic”. Around 30 suspected herdsmen attacked Mbalom community in the volatile region killing the worshippers …

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