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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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Nakasongola leaders fear FMD outbreak as animals crowd water sources

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders in Nakasongola district are in fear that the movement of animals in search of water could trigger a fresh outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease. Since November 2021, Nakasongola district has been facing drought forcing pastoralists to trek long distances in search of …

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Drought kills over 200 cows in Bunyoro

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 200 cows have died in Bunyoro sub-region between April and August this year due to shortage of water and pasture resulting from drought. Livestock farmers in Buliisa, Hoima, Kagadi, Kiryandongo and Kikuube districts have been struggling to look for pasture and water for …

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Hoima cattle farmers relocate animals to Luweero

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cattle farmers in Hoima district have started moving their animals to Luweero and Nakasongola districts in search of pasture and water because of the dry spell, which has taken a huge toll on their area. The most affected are cattle farmers from Buseruka, Kigorobya, Bombo …

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