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10:34
10:34

How Uganda Plays a Key Role In Global Illicit Wildlife Trade pandemic poachers 1 Top story

Criminal organizations in Uganda and East Africa are linked to ivory and of recently heavily linked to pangolin trafficking. A third of hunters and traders interviewed in Uganda reported that traffickers take advantage of the weak border controls and security challenges in northern Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan to offload the scales they collected, sometimes concealing themselves as impoverished locals to avoid detection at known checkpoints.
19:01
19:01

Farmers in Nwoya Struggle to Protect Gardens from Stray Elephants 1 2

John Michael Acire, a farmer in Tangi Village disclosed that together with his households they have now decided to sleep in the garden and endure the colds of the nights to drive away from the elephants from further destruction on their farmlands.
17:46
17:46

Panic as Unknown Arsonists Torch Seven Huts in Apaa Township Apaa land conflict 1

Vincent Okiya, who lost three huts to the suspected arsonists, told URN on Friday evening that he is living in fear for the lives of his family due to the attack.
16:42
16:42

Bududa Farmers in Tears as UWA Rangers Slash Crops 1 4

The rangers claim that the crops were planted inside Mt. Elgon National Park. The most affected parishes include Kasuuni and Nametsi in Bukalasi and Bundesi Sub Counties respectively.
16:51
16:51

COVID-19 Restrictions Trigger Tension in Apaa Township Apaa land conflict 1

Anthony Ocaya, the Apaa Township LC II Chairperson told URN that a scuffle ensued after security rejected the demands by traders prompting residents to pelt them with stones claiming that they were segregating between the Acholis and Madi.
08:01
08:01

Apaa Conflict Reconciliatory Meeting Called Off Apaa land conflict. 1

Religious, cultural and political leaders from Adjumani and Amuru districts were expected to attend the meeting in a bid to restore constant peace among the two sects.
14:05
14:05

Residents in Apaa Township Abandon Farming over Fear Apaa land conflict. 1 1

Kenneth Opoka the Local Chairperson for Lulai Village says that hundreds of farmers in his area have resorted to small scale farming majorly around their homesteads for fears that they may be attacked while cultivating in distant places.
11:58
11:58

Elephants Forcing Farmers to Abandon Gardens in Kitgum Orom Sub County 1 3

The onset of the March to May rainfall was expected to be a busy time for farmers, as they clear gardens and start planting. But farmers in Orom say that they have been frustrated by the failure of the wildlife authorities to control elephants that are marauding from Kidepo Valley National Game Park.
14:24
14:24

Residents Neighboring Mt. Elgon National Park Face Land Shortage Ahead of Planting Season 1 4

The residents argue that Mt Elgon National Park rangers have continued to beat and extort money from them whenever they go to their land to cultivate.
15:08
15:08

Residents Demand Reopening of Apaa Health Center II 1 1

The Health Center was closed three years ago following a dispute between the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and residents over ownership of the land hosting the health Centre.
07:04
07:04

Floods Submerge Paraa Docking Pier 2 1

UWA on Sunday issued a flood alert indicating that the floods have submerged the ferry docking points at Paraa crossing making it impossible for the ferry to operate across the Nile river.
11:59
11:59

Court Hands 11-year Jail Sentence to Silverback Rafiki’s Killer 1 Top story

Rafiki, a member of the Silverback family from Nkuringo Group in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park was the head of a group of 17 habituated Mountain Gorrila's. He had been missing for a day when eventually, his body was discovered. He was thought to be 25-years-old at the time of his death.
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