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Honey production changes fortunes for communities in Amudat

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Amudat district in Karamoja sub region has the potential to produce up to 50 tons of honey annually. Honey production has been changing fortunes for residents in Amudat district who initially relied heavily on cattle keeping and subsistence farming. For the last two years, …

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Gov’t to conduct food aid audit in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Office of the Prime Minister is to carry out an audit on food aid supplied to Karamoja. The move follows the alleged mismanagement of food supplied to schools in the region. Karamoja Affairs Minister, Eng. John Byabagambi says he has been instructed by …

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Jan Mangal Uganda ltd loses gold mining license in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Directorate of Geological Survey and Mines has cancelled the gold mining license for Jan Mangal Uganda Ltd, in Moroto district. This is the second mining lease to be cancelled in Moroto district in less than three years. Jan Mangal, a subsidiary of an Indian …

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Severe food crisis looms over Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Severe food disaster is expected to last up to January in North-Eastern regions of Karamoja and Teso. This is according to two early warning agencies. The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) and the USAID funded Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWSNET) says the …

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White-eared kob sighted on Ugandan soil after two decades

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A male white-eared kob technically known as Kobus kob leucotis has appeared for the first time in two decades in Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve in Karamoja. The white-eared Kob was sighted by the Ecological Monitoring and Research Unit of Uganda Wildlife Authority – UWA on …

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Karamoja residents resort to wildlife poaching, several arrested

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 37 people in Karamoja region have been arrested over the last one month for poaching small antelopes also known as dikidikis. Ediau Echodu, the Officer in charge of Bokora-Matheniko wild reserve corridor, says majority of the culprits are from Kidepo Pupu village in …

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Justice Bamugemereire in Karamoja amidst several land grabbing concerns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Justice Catherine Bamugemereire of Land Commission has finally set foot in Moroto following several calls from residents over land grabbing. There have been numerous calls from residents, local leaders and the Civil Society Organizations in Karamoja to the Commission to investigate land matters …

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Museveni faults leaders over biting poverty in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has challenged the leadership of Karamoja over the biting poverty in the region. While commissioning Moroto Bus Terminal this afternoon, Museveni tasked the leaders to wake up the population to adopt to new technologies like modern agriculture to get out of poverty. …

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