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Stop playing with Karamoja security, army warns NGOs

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF has warned development partners operating in Karamoja to stop issuing reckless statements on the security issues of Karamoja. Capt Adrin Mawanda, the UPDF 3rd division spokesperson says the security agencies have noticed with concern the rate at which some NGOs …

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EU delegation in Karamoja on development camp

Kaabong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union-EU delegation in Uganda has started a five-day development mission in Karamoja sub-region, the mission head Ambassador Attilio Pacifici has revealed. The nine EU ambassadors arrived in the sub-region on Monday evening and addressed journalists at Kidepo National Park where they revealed that …

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TAXES: Govt procures 2 weighbridges for Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has procured two weighbridges for the Karamoja sub-region. The procurement of the weighbridges follows several calls from different stakeholders over the absence of proper measures to determine taxes from the minerals and also to help control the load …

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FIREARMS: 82 Karimajong warriors sentenced

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UPDF 3rd Division Court Martial has sentenced 82 Karamojong warriors to prison for Illegal possession of firearms. Col. Francis B. Bateraho, the 3rd Division Court Martial Chairperson delivered the sentences on Friday at Moroto Government Prison. The sentences ranged from 3- 10 years. …

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Karamoja disarmament exercise nets 80 cattle rustlers

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 80 more armed rustlers have been arrested over the last 10-days of the disarmament exercise conducted by the Uganda People’s Defence Forces–UPDF and the Anti-Stock Theft Unit –ASTU of the police force in Karamoja sub-region. The joint security teams embarked on a …

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89 Moroto prison escapees re-arrested

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The army and police forces are not about to get tired of hunting for the 219 prisoners who escaped from Moroto government prisons last year. The inmates broke out of jail in November last year after overpowering prison staff and accessing the armory where they …

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200 detained for illegal possession of firearms in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 195 warriors have been arrested for illegal possession of firearms across Karamoja sub-region since the second forceful disarmament exercise began on July 19th, 2021. The suspects are locked at the 3rd Division UPDF headquarters in Moroto town pending trial in the Court Martial. The …

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Six Moroto prison escapees rearrested during disarmament exercise

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six prisoners who escaped from Moroto government prison in September have been re-arrested by Uganda People’s Defence Forces in the ongoing disarmament exercise in the Karamoja sub-region. At least 224 prisoners escaped when they overpowered the prison officers and varnished with 14 guns. An immediate hunt …

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FGM: 70 girls flee Amudat to Kenya

 It’s estimated that 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone some form of FGM Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 70 girls from the Karamoja sub-region have fled to neighbouring Kenya for fear of being subjected to female genital mutilation-FGM. This is according to the Ministry of …

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Karimojong disarmament: Army, police recover 23 guns in two weeks

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ongoing cordon and search operation by the army and police has led to the recovery of 23 firearms from cattle rustlers across Karamoja region since the second phase of disarmament exercise started on July 17th, 2021. Michael Longole, the Karamoja Region police spokesperson says …

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