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Suspected Karimojong rustlers fleeing disarmament enter Agago

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is panic among livestock farmers and residents of Agago district in areas bordering the Karamoja region over the fresh influx of suspected cattle rustlers. According to local leaders, the suspected rustlers began entering the border areas two weeks ago while fleeing from the ongoing …

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Seventy guns recovered in the ongoing disarmament in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint forces of UPDF and police currently operating in Karamoja have so far recovered 70 guns and 534 rounds of ammunition from the Karimojong warriors since the 17th of July when they launched second phase of disarmament in the sub region. Capt. Edrin Mawanda, …

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Karamoja mourns death of Hotel Africana founder BMK

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The business community and leaders in Karamoja have joined the rest of the East African Community in mourning the death of Hajji Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige BMK. He was buried in Nkoowe today. Kibirige who died on Friday in Nairobi after battling cancer for long, built …

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LDUs shoot dead athlete during his morning jog

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local Defence Units personel in Karamoja have shot dead an up coming long distance runner, claiming they mistook him for a cattle rustler running away from arrest during an ambush. Jorem Egwau aged 18 years was shot dead in the early morning of Saturday …

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KARAMOJA: Police arrest Vet officers over cattle rustling

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security officers fighting cattle rustling in Karamoja region have revealed that some district veterinary officers in the region have been found to be involved in enabling the raids. This was revealed by the Karamoja regional police Spokesperson Michael Longole during an interview with URN …

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Police in Karamoja step up sensitization drive on disarmament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Karamoja has embarked on a community sensitization drive to curb crime. Currently, security personnel are battling to remove illegal firearms which have been blamed on cattle rustling, insecurity and other related crimes. Despite the ongoing disarmament scheduled to end on October 17, …

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Karamoja marble miners petition EU Ambassadors on modern tools

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Artisanal marble miners in Rupa sub county, Moroto district have appealed to the European Union-EU delegation in Uganda for support towards value addition on their extractives. These say that they are exploited by middlemen and end up earning little from the marble in their area. …

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Karamoja’s food challenge

Donors offer relief but locals have different ideas Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The north-eastern sub-region of Karamoja is notorious for its perennial food shortage. And once again humanitarian aid is flowing in. This time, the aid is in form of a Shs16.69billion (€4 million) project known as the …

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EU envoys query security situation in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union-EU delegation to Uganda has queried the renewed insecurity in Karamoja sub-region that has seen several incidents of cattle rusting in the past days. EU ambassadors have pitched camp in Karamoja on a five-day joint mission where they held several meetings on …

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252 Karamoja based NGOs untraceable

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two hundred fifty-two-252 out of 340 international and national organisations that purportedly operate in Karamoja region cannot be traced on the ground, URN has learnt. Richard Omoding, the Executive Director of Riamiriam civil society organisation that monitors the activities of the civil society organisations …

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