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Buikwe Muslims decry pork consumption at public gatherings

Buikwe, Uganda |THE INDEPENDENT | The Muslim community in Buikwe has raised concern about the practice of roasting and consuming pork at public gatherings within the district. Led by the Kadhi Buikwe Muslim District, Sheikh Saddat Badhola, the Muslims say that they have noted with concern the growing practice, especially …

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Suspected African Swine Fever outbreak hits pork sales

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A section of pork dealers in Kitgum Municipality are counting the costs after a sharp decline in sales of pork following an outbreak of suspected African Swine Fever (ASF) disease in the district. More than 600 pigs have reportedly died from a strange disease in …

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Pork consumers substantially exposed to ARVs-Study

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Pork consumers in Uganda are substantially exposed to Efavirenz and Nevirapine, both ARV-drugs, a study by Dr. Ritah Nakato, a researcher at the School of Biomedical Sciences at Makerere University College of Health Science. She warns of the emergence of drug resistant strains of HIV …

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Over 1000 kgs of pork impounded in Mbarara over African swine fever

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara Veterinary authorities have disposed of more than 1000 kilograms of pork because of African swine fever. The pork was impounded from Pork Slaughter House in Kekombe in Kakoba division on Wednesday. Dr. Moses Amanyire, the Veterinary Officer Mbarara Municipality, says the impounded pork was …

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Kabale law enforcement, veterinary officers clash over pork disposal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A row has erupted between Kabale district veterinary officials and Kabale municipality law enforcement officers over the disposal of impounded pork. The pork was impounded during an operation on Monday, October 21, from Spax Bar and Grill, a popular hangout located in Kabale municipality. …

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Outrage after French mayor scraps pork-free school meals

Beaucaire, France | AFP |  A far right local authority in southern France on Monday scrapped pork-free school meals, a move branded “anti-Muslim” or “anti-Jewish” by an equality minister. Julien Sanchez, the National Front mayor of Beaucaire, a town south of Avignon, abolished the scheme, brought in by his predecessor, …

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