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NAKAPIRIPIRIT: Security forces mount search for dead pastoralists

Nakapiripirit, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security forces in Nakapiripirit district have dispatched a team of police officers to search for the missing four dead bodies in Pian Upe game reserve. It’s alleged that on the 6th January 2023, the suspected Pokot pastoralists from Amudat district grazing in Nakapiripirit …

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UWA moves to restrict pastoralists in wildlife reserves

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA in Karamoja is considering banning pastoralists from grazing in wildlife reserves. According to UWA, the presence of pastoralists has affected the breeding of animals forcing some species like ostriches to migrate to distant areas where they can not easily be traced. Edyau …

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Fresh tension as ‘Balalo’ herdsmen return to Lamwo

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Balalo pastoralists have returned to Lamwo district six months after their eviction. In November 2021, President Museveni ordered the eviction of all pastoralists from Northern Uganda in a letter to Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja, arguing they were illegally operating in the sub-region and causing food insecurity …

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Pastoralists in Moroto cry out for food relief

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 10,000 pastoralists at Kobebe grazing area in Lotisan sub-county, Moroto district are going for days without any meal as the hunger crisis sweeps through the region. Three different communities which comprise the Jie from Kotido district, Matheniko from Moroto and Turkana from …

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Kapelebyong district bans movement of Karamojong pastoralists

Kapelebyong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kapelebyong district authorities have stopped Karamojong pastoralists from entering the district to graze their livestock. Over the years, Kapelebyong and Amuria districts have been the only places that Karamojong pastoralists cross to graze their livestock during drought. Francis Akorikin, the LCV chairperson of Kapelebyong says …

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Karamoja leaders mount campaign to end bush burning

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders across Karamoja sub region have embarked on campaigns against bush burning among the pastoralists to save the worsening environmental situation. Karamoja region is currently dry and pastoralists have resorted to burning bushes to clear space for rat hunting, killing ticks and to allow fresh …

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Karamojong, Turkana pastoralists demand access to Kobebe dam

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Turkana pastoralists from Kenya and their Karamojong counterparts in Moroto district are decrying the decision by security to deny them access to Kobebe water dam, which is currently under tight security protection. The joint security forces flashed the pastoralists from Kobebe grazing area, which also …

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