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Ministry of Agriculture lifts livestock quarantine in Sembabule

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries has lifted the ban on the sale of animals and their products in the district. In 2019, the Agricultural, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Ministry imposed a ban on the sale livestock to contain the highly contagious …

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UPDF recovers 4,000 cattle, 69 illegal arms in Karamoja operations

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UPDF has recovered 69 illegal firearms, 603 ammunition and over 4,300 stolen livestock during the ongoing disarmament program in Karamoja sub-region. The recovered animals include cattle, goats, sheep and donkeys that have since been returned to the rightful owners. The 3rd division spokesman Maj. …

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Spike in cattle raid disrupts farming activities in Lamwo

Lamwo, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The persistent incursion of armed South Sudanese cattle thugs in parts of Lamwo district is impacting negatively on livestock and crop farming, the local leaders have revealed. The most affected are Agoro and Madi-Opei sub Counties, which border South Sudan. The two have registered increased …

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Karamoja elders worried of livestock after locusts spray

Moroto, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Elders in Karamoja are worried about the safety of their livestock following plans by government to spray desert locusts. On Monday, government delivered Cyper Lacer Cypermethrine 5% EC insecticides to Moroto for spraying desert locusts in Karamoja and other neighboring communities. But the chemical is …

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Karamoja leaders demand compensation for stolen livestock

Karamoja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Leaders from Karamoja sub-region have asked the government to compensate pastoralists whose livestock was stolen by suspected Turkana herdsmen. Thousands of herds of cattle have been stolen from the districts of Kotido, Kaabong, Moroto and Napak. Kotido district authorities said 2,398 cattle and over 950 …

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Karamoja residents resort to wildlife poaching, several arrested

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 37 people in Karamoja region have been arrested over the last one month for poaching small antelopes also known as dikidikis. Ediau Echodu, the Officer in charge of Bokora-Matheniko wild reserve corridor, says majority of the culprits are from Kidepo Pupu village in …

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Uganda to host regional livestock Gene bank

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is set to launch a regional Gene Bank, a scientific measure to preserve indigenous animal genetic materials which are threatened by population pressure, land scarcity and climate change, among other man made factors. The bank will preserve animal genetic resources germplasm for 12 …

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