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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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McDonald’s unveils plan for cutting antibiotics in beef

New York, United States | AFP | McDonald’s announced a plan early this month for a phased reduction of antibiotics in beef, expanding a health-oriented reform to a new meat source other than chicken. The fast-food giant described a three-stage process where it would first undertake a study of its …

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Amnesty says over 3,600 killed in Nigeria’s farmer-herder violence

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | More than 3,600 people have been killed in clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria since 2016, Amnesty International said on Monday, blaming the government’s failure to punish the perpetrators for fuelling the violence. The international human rights organisation said more than 2,000 were killed …

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Five more killed in Nigeria communal violence: police

Makurdi, Nigeria | AFP | Five people have been killed in fresh clashes between farmers and nomadic herders in Benue state in central Nigeria, the epicentre of a wave of deadly violence this year over grazing land, police said Monday. “Just yesterday we had a case where two persons were …

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