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Disarmament: Security recovers 148 firearms from Karamojong warriors

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Joint security forces have recovered 148 firearms from Karamojong warriors since they launched the cordon and search operations across the nine districts in Karamoja. The cordon and search operations started on May 16, 2022, after registering resistance from the armed rustlers. Michael Longole, the Karamoja …

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Museveni tasks security to intensify operations against cattle rustlers

Otuke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has ordered a comprehensive operation against the Karamojong cattle rustlers in Northern and Eastern Uganda. The president was on Saturday meeting leaders from Acholi and Lango sub-region, at the Presidential Lodge in Baralegi, Okwang sub-county in Otuke district. Museveni who said the …

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Karamojong cattle rustlers target UN staff

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A team of United Nations World Food Program, WFP stationed in Karamoja are gripped with shock after a section of their team was ambushed and robbed by armed Karamojong cattle rustlers. The UN officials were ambushed on Thursday morning as they were heading for field …

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UPDF deploys at Otuke-Abim border to curb cattle rustling

Abim, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The army has deployed heavily along the Otuke-Abim border to stop Karamojong cattle rustlers from invading the area. The soldiers are deployed at Alir parish, Ogwete sub-county in Otuke district. Over the last few weeks, several residents fled their homes and relocated their animals for …

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LC3 chairperson shot dead by suspected Karamojong rustlers

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Business is paralyzed in Kotido district following the killing of the Napumpum sub-county LCIII chairperson Paul Lowok. He was gunned down by suspected Karamojong rustlers. Joseph Lokiru, a resident of Napumpum told URN that the deceased was drinking together with his friends on Sunday when he …

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Vigilante group commandant killed by cattle rustlers in Agago

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Suspected Karamojong cattle rustlers have shot and killed a vigilante group commandant in Agago district. The deceased has been identified as David Ogwang, a resident of Pakodongo village, Parabongo sub county who was shot dead on Sunday at the foothills of Ogili hills. The deceased …

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Suspected Karamojong warriors kill LCI chairperson in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Suspected Karamojong cattle rustlers have killed Charles Okello Jinamoi, LCI chairperson Akelem village, Okuti parish, Orom East sub county, Kitgum district. The cattle rustlers suspected to be four in number reportedly invaded Kaminto in Dala village on Wednesday. Preliminary investigations indicate that while Jinamoi was …

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Confrontation will not end conflicts in Karamoja: Peace activists

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of peace activists in Karamoja have asked the government to embark on peace dialogue with the Karamojong instead of taking the confrontation approach which they say will never yield any success. On the 17th of July 2021, the government relaunched another disarmament exercise …

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Teso demands UGX 1Trillion compensation for Karamojong plunder

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A prominent law firm has written to the government demanding one trillion shillings in compensation to families affected by the recent Karamojong attacks in Teso sub-region. Omongole & Co. Advocates and Legal Consultants have notified the Attorney General, the Chief of Defense Forces, the Minister …

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Security maintains presence in Kobebe grazing area

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Joint security forces have maintained their presence at Kobebe grazing area in Moroto district after flashing out Turkana and Karamojong pastoralists. The joint security forces flashed out the two pastoral communities that were watering their livestock at Kobebe dam last month in retaliation for the …

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