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Agago, Kitgum districts recruit arrow boys to counter cattle rustlers

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Agago and Kitgum District Security Committees have recruited arrow boys to guard the locals and their animals against the increasing Karamojong attacks. In the past months, residents and local leaders in both districts have been requesting the government to revive and arm vigilante groups …

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Karamojongs threatens to attack Chinese camp over poisoned goats

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tension is high between the employees of China Railway No3, which is constructing Moroto-Lokitelenyala road in Moroto district and the local community. Residents accuse the Chinese contractors of poisoning 28 goats belonging to members of the local community. A postmortem conducted by veterinary officers from …

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Agago leaders demand heightened security to curb cattle theft

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders in Agago are demanding the deployment of UPDF soldiers in spots frequented by the Karamojong cattle rustlers. The request follows the increasing raid of animals in the last one month. Kayanza Zanzibar Yamokolo, the LCV councilor of Lai-Muto town council says the Karamojong …

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Sebei MPs task Nabanjja on Karamojong rustlers

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators from the sebei sub-region have tasked prime Minister Robinah Nabanjja with the security of their electorate. They are concerned about the renewed raids by suspected Karamonjong warriors, which they ha claim have led to the death of several people and the loss of animals. …

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Famine drives hundreds of Karamojong to Agago

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of women and children from Karamoja have fled to Agago district due to famine and insecurity in their homeland. Mohamed Okwir, the Adilang sub-county LC III chairperson, says that the Karamojong started arriving in the district in droves over the weekend and more are …

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UPDF warns Karamojong leaders against interfering in its operations

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security agencies in Moroto have issued a warning to Karamojong leaders involved in inciting the public against operations mounted by the UPDF and anti-stock theft unit, for purposes of recovery of raided cows and arrest of criminals. The warning was issued by UPDF spokesman Edrin …

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Karamajong woman shot dead for ‘giving intelligence to UPDF’

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Karimojong warriors have shot and killed a woman who is suspected to have given intelligence information to Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Officers in Kaabong town council. The UPDF says that the woman, only identified as Zam Zam, a resident of Kitome Trading Centre in  Lodiko …

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Kenyan repatriates 32 Karamojong girls

  Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thirty two Karamojong girls and three of their infants have returned to Uganda through Busia one-stop border post following their repatriation by the Kenyan government. The returnees who are from Napak, Nakapiripirit and Moroto districts among others in Karamoja sub-region were stranded in …

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A Hidden Treasure

Karimojong enduring attachment to their culture. Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Notwithstanding the social- cultural stereotype often attached to the Karamojong, a north- eastern ethnic group in Uganda, the group is privileged to preserve it’s distinct traditional norm and practices in the contemporary times. A visitor to Moroto and …

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