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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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NFA to plant 400,000 trees in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forestry Authority, NFA has revealed plans to plant more than 400,000 seedlings of different species in Karamoja. So far, each district of Moroto, Abim and Kaabong has raised 139,400 seedlings in nursery beds, ready for distribution. Tom Okello, the Executive Director of …

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3.5 million Ugandans face starvation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Up to 3.5 million people in Karamoja and the cattle corridor areas of Nakaseke and Nakasongola districts are at the verge of starvation due to weather vagaries that have affected their harvest. The situation is equally dire in the areas of Teso, Bukedea, and …

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Oulanyah calls for equity in public service

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, has said there is need for equitable employment in the public service to reflect all regions of the country. The Deputy Speaker cited a case of the Parliamentary Service where he said there are no staff originating …

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