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Kitgum municipality impounds pigs, goats for causing accidents

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Central division, Kitgum municipality have started impounding animals found loitering within their jurisdiction and levying fines on the owners. Geoffrey Toolit, the LC3 chairperson Kitgum central division, says that stray animals such as goats, cattle, and pigs disrupt traffic, and have in some …

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Suspected swine fever hits Otuke

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over one hundred pigs in Otuke district have succumbed within three weeks to a suspected African swine fever outbreak.  The cases have been reported in Olilim and Ogwete sub-counties. The disease that starts manifesting by general body weakness is accompanied by nasal dryness, bleeding …

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African swine fever kills 300 pigs in West Nile

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 300 pigs have died from African swine fever in Terego, Arua city, and Arua district. African swine fever is a highly contagious and deadly viral disease of pigs and wild boars that usually presents with symptoms of high fever, decreased appetite and weakness, red …

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African Swine Fever outbreak claims over 50 pigs

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  More than 50 pigs have died in Masaka city resulting from the outbreak of African Swine Fever, according to the veterinary department. The deaths have been reported in the villages of Luvule, Bulayi, and Sunga in the Nyendo-Mukungwe division and Ssenyange and Kijabwemi in one …

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Kalungu LC5 chairman apologizes to Muslims for distributing pigs

Kalungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ahmed Nyombi Mukiibi, the Kalungu district LC5 chairman has apologized to the Muslim fraternity for flouting Islamic principles and distributing pigs. Trouble for Mukiibi started when he presided over the distribution of over 100 pigs under the Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) program to the residents …

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Kalungu LC5 chairman under fire from Muslims over distribution of pigs

Kalungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ahmed Nyombi Mukiibi, the Kalungu LC5 chairman is under fire from the Muslim community in the district over flouting Islamic principles. Trouble for Mukiibi started when he was seen physically handing pigs to beneficiaries under the Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) program at the district headquarters …

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Suspected African swine fever reported in Bushenyi

Bushenyi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bushenyi district has banned the movement and sale of pigs and their products following a suspected outbreak of African swine fever. The ban has been imposed in Kyeizoba, Ibaare, Bumbaire sub-counties and Bushenyi-Ishaka municipality. Dr Roberts Natukunda, the Senior Veterinary Officer Bushenyi district says the …

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