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Meals lure learners in Moroto to school despite teachers’ strike

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several learners in Moroto district have continued reporting to school despite the nationwide teachers’ strike that has been running for six days now. Our reporter visited several schools on Tuesday and found the learners playing around the compound. The majority of the learners only report to …

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ISO staff in Moroto shot by suspected cattle rustlers

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An informant attached to the Internal Security Organisation-ISO in Moroto district is fighting for his life at Moroto regional referral hospital after being shot by suspected cattle rustlers. The victim is Mark Longok Louse, a resident of Kambizi village, Nacogorom parish in Loputuk sub-county, Moroto …

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Katikekile seed school turns into kraal, cattle grazing area

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Katikekile seed secondary school in Tapac sub-county, Moroto district has turned into a cattle kraal. The government constructed the Shillings 2.1 billion school between 2017 and 2019. Katikekile seed secondary school is found about 15 kilometers away from Tapac sub county headquarters and about five …

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Investors flee Karamoja as mining sites targeted

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local governments in Karamoja districts are losing revenue accruing from the transportation of mineral transportation as miners withdraw from the fields citing the insecurity in the region. Karamoja region has experienced unrest for the past few months following the escalation of ambushes and raids …

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Massive army, police deployment on roads to Kotido

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is heavy deployment of joint Police and Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF troops on major highways connecting Kotido district to other districts in Karamoja. The deployment is meant to stem ambushes by suspected Jie warriors targeting motorists and other road users. Micheal Longole, the …

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Moroto district embarks on sensitization of local leaders on PDM

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Moroto district authorities have embarked on mobilizing and sensitizing local leaders at all levels on the implementation of the Parish Development Model-PDM. Those attending the training at Kalip hall in Moroto town include village council leaders, councilors, municipal and district technical staff. Pauline Prisca Angolore, the …

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Moroto municipality declares curfew to curb insecurity

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Moroto municipal authorities have announced a nighttime curfew until further notice to curb insecurity caused by armed cattle rustlers. Moroto Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Justin Tuko announced the decision on Thursday, saying the curfew will run between 8pm and 5am mostly in camp Swahili, Kambizi …

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Panic in Moroto as rustlers turn to burglary

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tension is high among residents of Moroto municipality following attacks by suspected cattle rustlers who have resorted to breaking into people’s homes asking for money and food. Joseph Puwan, a resident of Katanga ward says that the warriors attacked him on Friday last week around …

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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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