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Court Martial convicts 19 Karimojong rustlers

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UPDF 3rd Division Court Martial sitting in Moroto has handed various sentences to 19 Karimojong rustlers who were arrested from Atedeoi government primary school. The rustlers were sentenced for illegal possession of a firearm. Prosecution led by Lt. Hamza Hirya told the court that …

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Alcohol drives over 160 people mad in Moroto

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The health department in Moroto district in Karamoja sub region has called for assistance as it battles growing alcohol abuse in the district. Many people interviewed in the district, have related the problem to the amount of free available alcohol especially with those involved in …

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Karimojong quit saving groups as poverty bites

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several village savings groups in Moroto district have collapsed following the withdraw of many members due to biting poverty in the region. A survey carried out by URN in Moroto district found that most members have opted to stay away from saving groups because they …

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Moroto youth take lead in peace building process in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of youth who confessed to be cattle rustlers from Moroto district have joined the peace building program in a move to reduce cattle thefts. This comes after most youth involved in cattle thefts and raids have been killed in battles with the UPDF and …

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Traders decry slow pace of Moroto market construction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Moroto municipality vendors are irked by the delays to complete the main market. The construction of Moroto market commenced two years ago and was supposed to have been completed last month. However up to date, construction is still ongoing which hasn’t gone on well with …

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Karamoja minerals must be processed in Karamoja – Katumba

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The independent presidential hopeful John Katumba has promised to create thousands of jobs for the youth in Karamoja if he’s elected as President of Uganda in the coming general elections. He said his government will ensure that no single raw materials of minerals will ever …

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Police in Moroto warn Kyagulanyi against processions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Moroto has warned the National Unity Platform presidential candidate Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi against leading processions in the area. Kyagulanyi is set to campaign in Moroto district on Friday and is expected to address supporters at Naitakwae grounds where he will also unveil NUP …

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