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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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Nwoya to conduct fresh verification of pastoralists

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nwoya district security officials and leaders will commence fresh verification of pastoralists. The decision follows concerns that the majority of the pastoralists have evaded eviction, and are still illegally grazing their cattle in the district, nearly two months after an eviction order was issued. The …

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Police accused of frustrating eviction of pastoralists

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amuru district leaders are accusing the police of frustrating the eviction of pastoralists from the district. Last year, President Museveni directed the eviction of the herdsmen and so far, thousands of cattle with their owners have already been flashed out of the district. However, Kenneth …

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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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Pastoralists stranded with over 10,000 cattle in Napak

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The scuffle between the Karamojong and Iteso communities has left several pastoralists stranded with over 10,000 heads of cattle without pasture and water. The affected community is the Bokora from Napak, who have been grazing their animals in the areas of Teso. But amidst raids …

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Turkana pastoralists lose 600 cattle to drought in one week

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Turkana pastoralists have lost 600 heads of cattle within one week after being flashed out of Karamoja region by the joint security forces following the killing of three Ugandan geologists and two soldiers in Moroto district last month. The three geologists and UPDF soldiers were …

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Turkana county issues apology to Uganda over geologists killings

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Turkana County in Kenya has apologized for the recent murder of three Ugandan geologists in Moroto by the Turkana pastoralists. The Lokiriama Deputy County Commissioner, Yacob Tirop delivered the apology on Wednesday while handing over two guns that the warriors took after killing the …

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Pastoralists in Lamwo district evade eviction

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pastoralists in Lamwo district are conniving with residents to evade eviction. The eviction exercise started on March 22 in Palabek Gem sub-county, however, the pastoralists have abandoned their known kraals and moved their animals to the bush to evade the eviction. Sisto Oyet, the LCV …

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