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Nabilatuk residents block Moroto highway in protest of continued livestock raids

Nabilatuk, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Business this morning (Thursday) came to a standstill in Lorengedwat town council, Nabilatuk district, Karamoja sub region as the locals demonstrated against the continuous stealing of their livestock by the armed Karimojong rustlers. The residents blocked the main highway that connects Moroto, Nabilatuk, Nakapiripiripirt and …

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MP want curfew lifted to avert insecurity in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Committee of Defence and Internal Affairs have asked the government to consider relaxing curfew restrictions in Masaka sub-region to enable the community to respond to cases of insecurity. The committee is in Masaka region following the recent attacks that have …

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Construction of police posts in Karamoja excite residents

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Katikekile sub county in Moroto district are excited about the construction of a police station in Nakiloro, at the border point between Uganda and Kenya. The sub-county has only one police post at the sub county headquarters but the area which is a …

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Bukedea residents plead with security heads over cattle theft

Bukedea, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Bukedea district are pleading with heads of security over the increasing cases of cattle theft. The residents say that they are losing cattle almost on a daily basis to unknown people. Their concern follows the alleged involvement of security officers in the vice …

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Gulu city residents demand repair of non functional street lights

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents are demanding the repair of non-functional solar street lights in Gulu city citing insecurity. 130 solar street lights have broken down for close to two years and have not been repaired posing fears among road users, especially during night hours. These are part of …

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MPs ask for UGX 40Bn for disarmament in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators from Karamoja have requested for over Shillings 40billion to facilitate the new disarmament program in the region following deteriorating security and rampant cattle raids. The UPDF 3rd Division is set to lead the disarmament, targeting armed warriors who have constantly threatened peace and security …

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MPs conclude peace mission in Karamoja

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators from Karamoja have concluded their tour in the region to preach peace in the wake of the increasing insecurity resulting from cattle raids. The security in the region is fragile due to the proliferation of illegal firearms entering the region from South Sudan. The …

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Police doesn’t have enough pistols to arm traffic officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Although President Yoweri Museveni said that traffic officers will be armed, police say they don’t have enough pistols for individual traffic police officers to be armed while carrying out their duties. President Museveni on Sunday said traffic officers will be armed or paired with armed …

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Museveni tasks Karamoja MPs on insecurity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has directed legislators from Karamoja to join the security team in searching for the people involved in lynching a famous community leader. It comes a week after unknown people lynched Mariko Abura Apanaluk, a renown Karimojong elder and kraal leader together …

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