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Karamojong women decry torture by security forces, rustlers

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Women in Karamoja are decrying torture at the hands of both the joint security forces and the Karamojong warriors in the ongoing disarmament exercise. The women claim that security forces often torture them on grounds that they conceal information about armed warriors while the warriors …

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Kotido speaker shot dead by suspected rustlers

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Suspects Karamojong rustlers have shot dead Daniel Akom, the speaker of  Kapeta sub-county in Kotido district, and his wife Jenifer Akidi. The couple was planning to sleep in their home when they were gunned down at around 8pm on Sunday night for unknown reasons. Kapeta …

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Police tighten security as rustlers attack ASTU units for guns

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Personnel  of the Anti-Stock Theft Unit, a branch of Uganda Police Force directly handling animal rustling in Karamoja, have tightened security and alertness at their detaches after the Karamojong rustlers resumed their attacks on ASTU detaches in search of guns. On Friday at 8pm, a …

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LC3 chairperson shot dead by suspected Karamojong rustlers

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Business is paralyzed in Kotido district following the killing of the Napumpum sub-county LCIII chairperson Paul Lowok. He was gunned down by suspected Karamojong rustlers. Joseph Lokiru, a resident of Napumpum told URN that the deceased was drinking together with his friends on Sunday when he …

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Farmers in Kitgum abandon farmlands over fear of rustlers

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of farmers in Kitgum district have abandoned farming and oxen ploughing due to attacks by suspected rustlers. The affected areas include the sub-counties of Kiteny, Orom, Orom East, Namokora, and Namokora town council. Its population greatly depends on agriculture for food and economical purposes. According …

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Security recovers 80 stolen herds of cattle from Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel in Kitgum have recovered 80 herds of cattle that were stolen on Friday night from a kraal of the late former RDC of Gulu, Maj. Santos Okot Lapolo. The cattle were reportedly stolen from the late Maj. Lapolo’s home in Ojorongole village, Lunganyura parish …

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One dead after UPDF intercepts Karimojong warriors in Napak

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A suspected jie cattle rustler from Kotido district was on Friday night shot dead by a joint force of UPDF and the Antistock theft unit personnel during a one and half hour fire exchange that spilled over the Karamoja -Teso border. The fire exchange …

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Katakwi loses 649 heads of cattle to rustlers

Katakwi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Katakwi district lost 649 heads of cattle to suspected Karimojong rustlers last year. A report compiled by Francis Okwameri, the LC V councilor of Ngariam sub county shows his sub-county lost 196 cows, Magoro 173, Palam 142, and Okore 142. The four sub-counties border Karamoja …

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Katakwi residents block Soroti-Moroto road over cattle theft

  Katakwi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of residents from three villages in Olilim Parish, Katakwi district have staged a demonstration protesting persistent cattle raids by Karimojong rustlers. The more than 400 residents affected by cattle raids have since pitched camp in the trading center, blocking Soroti- Moroto road via …

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Nabilatuk residents block Moroto highway in protest of continued livestock raids

Nabilatuk, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Business this morning (Thursday) came to a standstill in Lorengedwat town council, Nabilatuk district, Karamoja sub region as the locals demonstrated against the continuous stealing of their livestock by the armed Karimojong rustlers. The residents blocked the main highway that connects Moroto, Nabilatuk, Nakapiripiripirt and …

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