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58 die of starvation in Kotido district

Kotido is facing acute food shortage Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fifty-eight people in Kotido district have reportedly died of hunger between May and June this year due to the food crisis in the Karamoja sub-region. A report by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification(IPC) indicates that about 518,000 people, …

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Revenge attacks escalating insecurity in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament from the Karamoja sub-region have raised concerns over the cycle of revenge attacks in the region. The region has experienced continuous waves of cattle raids mainly fueled by revenge attacks among the communities of Jie, Bokora, Pian, Dodoth, and Matheniko. Christine Tubo …

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ASTU commended for respecting human rights in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Commanders of the Anti Stock Theft Unit-ASTU have been hailed by the UN human rights country representative, Robert Kotchani for respecting human rights while carrying out disarmament operations in Karamoja. Kotchani, who last week officially closed a one-day Karamoja regional human rights protection meeting held …

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Karamojong clerics join campaign against sale of crude alcohol

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Catholics and Anglican church leaders have thrown their weight behind the campaign against the sale and consumption of crude waragi in Karamoja sub-region. On May 16th, 2022, police teamed up with other security agencies to enhance operations against the sale and consumption of crude alcohol, …

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Karamojong farmers sell off farm equipment as scrap to buy food

Kaabong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The current food insecurity in Karamoja region has forced farmers to sell off farm equipment, including the recently distributed ox ploughs to scrap dealers so as to buy food. Early this year, the Office of the Prime Minister distributed hand hoes and ox ploughs to …

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Another LC escapes gun attack in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The LC3 sub county of Nyakwae sub county in Abim district Franco Ochuu escaped death on Friday’s evening after armed warriors laid an ambush and attacked him. Ochuu was traveling on a boda boda. The victims were traveling on a Motorcycle reg. No.UES 085Q, …

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Karamoja food crisis worsens

Donors urged to invest in both emergency response and long-term solutions ANALYSIS | RONALD MUSOKE | Insecurity, cattle rustling, COVID-19 after shock, rising food prices, climate change and limited resources are some of the factors pushing thousands of Karimojong households into destitution, according to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification …

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KARAMOJA: 291 guns recovered, 393 warriors killed

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The latest report compiled by Anti-Stock Theft Unit (ASTU), shared to police headquarter, shows 291 guns have been recovered and 393 warriors killed so far in the ongoing forceful disarmament exercise in Karamoja sub-region. President Yoweri Museveni ordered the relaunch of offensive disarmament operations …

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Police launches crackdown on crude alcohol in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As insecurity escalates in Karamoja, the police have teamed up with other security agencies for enhancement of operations against crude alcohol which influences warriors to stage raids. The operations have been in place over the previous years, but took a back seat this year when …

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