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Elders reject new ‘King’ of Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A section of elders in Moroto district have voiced their dissent regarding the appointment of a cultural leader, insisting on the need for extensive consultations. The Karamoja cultural leader, to be known as Papaa Angasuban, was chosen by representatives of the Elders Council, drawn …

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Karamoja gets its first cultural leader

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Elders in the Karamoja sub-region have for the first time appointed a cultural head. Until the appointment, the Elder’s Council was the supreme body in charge of the cultural affairs of the region. The Karamoja Cultural Leader, to be known as Papaa Angasuban was selected by representatives of …

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Karamoja region receives vital livestock vaccination against transboundary diseases

Moroto, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | In a collaborative effort between the Ugandan Government, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Moroto District Local Government, CARITAS, and VSF Belgium, thousands of livestock in the Karamoja region received essential vaccinations to combat transboundary animal diseases. Transboundary Animal Diseases …

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Moroto leaders want dialogue to help save Turkana cows

Moroto , Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders in Moroto district are urging peace dialogue with the Turkana leadership to foster better strategies for peaceful coexistence. Following President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s executive order dated May 2023, joint security forces have removed all Turkana pastoralists who were grazing in the Karamoja …

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FAO gives $1million aid for Karamoja animal disease control

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has donated vaccines and equipment valued at over US$1 million to combat animal diseases in the Karamoja region. The donation includes 300,000 doses of Foot and Mouth Disease vaccines for cattle and other large ruminants, 140,000 doses for small …

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Security forces in Karamoja on alert over Pokot threats

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Joint security forces in the Karamoja sub-region are consolidating their military installations in Nakapiripirit and Amudat districts in response to threats of potential attacks by Pokot warriors. This decision follows the recent incident where 40 cows belonging to the Pokot community, part of the …

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KOTIDO: UPDF soldier shoots three people dead, injured one

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Joint security forces in the Karamoja sub-region are investigating circumstances under which a UPDF Soldier shot dead three people and one injured in Kotido district. The incident happened on Friday morning in Nakapelimoru trading center after a soldier identified as Peter Lokidii attached to 2nd …

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CSOs demand for NGO monitoring in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Organizations in the Karamoja sub-region are demanding the operations of the District Non-Governmental Organizations Monitoring Committees. The NGO Act, 2016 provides for the establishment of a District NGO Monitoring Committee in every district and sub-county to oversee the operations of partners at …

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Soldier shoots dead 18 cows in Nakapiripirit

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security forces in the Karamoja sub-region are investigating an incident where a UPDF soldier shot dead 18 cows and injured 25 others in the Nakapiripirit district. The incident took place on September 17th at 10:30 am when Private Yosefi Baguma, a member …

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