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Buganda and Ankole have the best roads- report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The status of Uganda’s roads report as of June 30, 2020 has been submitted to Parliament and Lango with Karamoja sub-regions come off worst in the number of paved road kilometres. Members of parliament have been relentlessly questioning the criteria followed by the executive …

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UN resident coordinator gives hope to child abuse survivors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UN Resident Coordinator in Uganda Rosa Malango has given hope to dozens of victims of defilement and forced marriages in Amudat, southern Karamoja. She encouraged the survivors to overcome traditional beliefs and culture by embracing education and ensuring they complete school and become …

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Swarms of locusts in Karamoja may have hatched – Entomologists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Entomologists in Karamoja are concerned that the eggs laid by the adult locusts during the first invasion are hatching. According to the entomologists, this confirms earlier fears that the eggs could hatch after three to seven months once the conditions are favorable. This follows …

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Mixed feelings in Karamoja over new constituencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders from Karamoja sub-region have expressed mixed reactions on the newly created constituencies. On Thursday, Parliament approved the creation of 31 constituencies, three of them from Karamoja sub-region. They include Bokora East, Napore West and Dodoth North constituencies in Napak, Karenga and Kaabong districts respectively. …

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Karamoja’s wrong formula for peace

‘Steal one animal, and you or your relatives pay back three’ Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Following 15 years of peace, the Karamoja region in the semi-arid northeastern horn of Uganda is slowly slipping back into its violent and notorious past. Cattle theft and violence are increasing and a …

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WFP distributes take-home food rations to learners in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Food Program has embarked on the distribution of home take-away rations for primary and secondary school learners in the Karamoja region. The food distribution is aimed at ensuring that school-going children in the region have access to food while at home at …

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UPDF asked to step up disarmament process in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Defence and Veteran Affairs Col. Charles Engola has directed the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces – UPDF to step up disarmament efforts in Karamoja. Engola made the directive on Wednesday while meeting UPDF senior commanders at the 3rd Division headquarters in …

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UPDF recovers 4,000 cattle, 69 illegal arms in Karamoja operations

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UPDF has recovered 69 illegal firearms, 603 ammunition and over 4,300 stolen livestock during the ongoing disarmament program in Karamoja sub-region. The recovered animals include cattle, goats, sheep and donkeys that have since been returned to the rightful owners. The 3rd division spokesman Maj. …

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