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UPDF, Police recover 621 guns in Karamoja

Karamoja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 621 firearms have been recovered by the joint security forces since they launched the 3rd phase of the disarmament exercise in Karamoja sub-region. The 3rd phase of the disarmament exercise started on July 17th, 2021. Micheal Longole, the Karamoja Regional Police spokesperson, says …

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UWA moves to restrict pastoralists in wildlife reserves

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA in Karamoja is considering banning pastoralists from grazing in wildlife reserves. According to UWA, the presence of pastoralists has affected the breeding of animals forcing some species like ostriches to migrate to distant areas where they can not easily be traced. Edyau …

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WFP donates items to support Karamoja school feeding programme

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | WFP has handed over items to government of Uganda in support of the school feeding programme in Karamoja. WFP’s home-grown school feeding programme collaborates with the Ministry of Education and Sports, and local partners to reach 198,800 children in 315 schools. The programme buys food …

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Karamoja leaders mount campaign to end bush burning

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders across Karamoja sub region have embarked on campaigns against bush burning among the pastoralists to save the worsening environmental situation. Karamoja region is currently dry and pastoralists have resorted to burning bushes to clear space for rat hunting, killing ticks and to allow fresh …

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Six suspected warriors arrested in Kotido municipality

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The security forces in the Karamoja region have arrested six suspected warriors who have been terrorizing travelers. The arrest follows a series of road ambushes and abductions mainly on routes of Abim-Kotido linking to Kaabong district and Kotido to Moroto. The operations which was conducted …

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Security forces in Karamoja recover 25,000 stolen cattle

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security forces in the Karamoja region have recovered 25,783 cows and arrested 11,595 cattle rustlers in one year. According to security forces, about 42,000 cows were stolen between the month of July 2021. Michael Longole, the Mt. Moroto Regional Police Spokesperson attributes the …

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Don’t chase starving Karimojong from your districts – Bishop

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rt. Rev. James Nasak, the Church of Uganda Bishop of  North Karamoja diocese has appealed to leaders in neighboring districts to be sympathetic to starving families from Karamoja crossing into their territory in search of food. North Karamoja diocese comprises Kotido, Abim, Kaabong, and Karenga districts. …

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