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Revenge attacks escalating insecurity in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament from the Karamoja sub-region have raised concerns over the cycle of revenge attacks in the region. The region has experienced continuous waves of cattle raids mainly fueled by revenge attacks among the communities of Jie, Bokora, Pian, Dodoth, and Matheniko. Christine Tubo …

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Karamojong clerics join campaign against sale of crude alcohol

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Catholics and Anglican church leaders have thrown their weight behind the campaign against the sale and consumption of crude waragi in Karamoja sub-region. On May 16th, 2022, police teamed up with other security agencies to enhance operations against the sale and consumption of crude alcohol, …

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Disarmament: Security recovers 148 firearms from Karamojong warriors

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Joint security forces have recovered 148 firearms from Karamojong warriors since they launched the cordon and search operations across the nine districts in Karamoja. The cordon and search operations started on May 16, 2022, after registering resistance from the armed rustlers. Michael Longole, the Karamoja …

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Matany hospital seeks UGX 600M to treat bullet wound patients

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The management of St. Kizito-Matany hospital in Napak district is seeking 600 million Shillings to treat bullet-wound patients. The hospital is currently registering an increasing number of patients with gunshot wounds due to the escalation of insecurity in the region. Dr. John Bosco Nsubuga, the …

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Acholi leaders petition President Museveni over Apaa conflict

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders from Acholi sub-region on Saturday petitioned President Yoweri Museveni demanding his intervention to sort out the recurring insecurity in Apaa township once and for all. The leaders say that the Acholi communities residing in Apaa township which borders Adjumani and Amuru districts are experiencing …

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Police launches crackdown on crude alcohol in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As insecurity escalates in Karamoja, the police have teamed up with other security agencies for enhancement of operations against crude alcohol which influences warriors to stage raids. The operations have been in place over the previous years, but took a back seat this year when …

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Kaabong district officials demand compensation for stolen livestock

Kaabong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kaabong district officials want the government to compensate 55,000 heads of cattle lost to rustling between 2019 and 2022. Jino Meri, the LCV chairperson says that many residents have lost their lives and animals to rustlers, which has affected the community economically and socially. According to …

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Moroto municipality declares curfew to curb insecurity

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Moroto municipal authorities have announced a nighttime curfew until further notice to curb insecurity caused by armed cattle rustlers. Moroto Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Justin Tuko announced the decision on Thursday, saying the curfew will run between 8pm and 5am mostly in camp Swahili, Kambizi …

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Farmers in Kitgum abandon farmlands over fear of rustlers

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of farmers in Kitgum district have abandoned farming and oxen ploughing due to attacks by suspected rustlers. The affected areas include the sub-counties of Kiteny, Orom, Orom East, Namokora, and Namokora town council. Its population greatly depends on agriculture for food and economical purposes. According …

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Nigeria outlaws payment of ransom to kidnappers

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigerian Senate on Wednesday passed a bill seeking to outlaw the payment of ransom to kidnappers while amending an existing law against terrorism in the most populous African country. The newly passed Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2013 Amendment Bill 2022 is expected to be assented to by …

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