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Alcohol drives over 160 people mad in Moroto

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The health department in Moroto district in Karamoja sub region has called for assistance as it battles growing alcohol abuse in the district. Many people interviewed in the district, have related the problem to the amount of free available alcohol especially with those involved in …

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Ostrich population doubles in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The population of ostriches in Matheniko-Bokora game reserve in Karamoja sub-region in northeastern Uganda has doubled. Fred Kizza, warden of Matheniko-Bokora game reserve told URN on Tuesday in Moroto that the ostrich population is now over 50,000 making it the biggest of the species in …

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Police, military to set up joint canine unit in Karamoja to fight crime

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Joint Operation Committee chaired by the Inspector General of Police, Martin Ochola has resolved to establish a military and police canine unit in Karamoja sub-region to help field security personnel in fighting criminality. A canine unit comprises well-trained dogs and personnel that help in …

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Gen. Muhoozi in Karamoja over rampant killings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gen. David Muhoozi, the Chief of Defense Forces is meeting senior security officials in Karamoja region over the increasing cases insecurity over the past few weeks. Gen. Muhoozi arrived in Moroto district at around 10 am on Wednesday aboard a UPDF chopper to meet the …

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Jie rustler killed in clash with UPDF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) soldiers have shot dead a suspected Jie cattle rustler in Kotido district and recovered 158 cattle, 300 goats and an unspecified number of sheep. UPDF clashed with the rustlers in Nakapelimoru sub county in Kotido district which borders Kaabong on …

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Karamoja-based artists using music to battle cattle rustling

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of musicians in the Karamoja region are using the talents to lead the fight against cattle rustling. The artists, mainly reformed cattle rustlers now earning a living through music are composing lyrics in local dialects to call upon the youths to denounce cattle …

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A Hidden Treasure

Karimojong enduring attachment to their culture Moroto, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Notwithstanding the social- cultural stereotype often attached to the Karamojong, a north- eastern ethnic group in Uganda, the group is privileged to preserve it’s distinct traditional norm and practices in the contemporary times. A visitor to Moroto and …

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