Declining Animal Population in Karamoja Affects Livestock Trade

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Karimojong pastoralists with their animals at Naitakwae  cattle market in Moroto district on Monday (photo by Steven Ariong)

Karimojong pastoralists with their animals at Naitakwae cattle market in Moroto district on Monday (photo by Steven Ariong)

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Abraham Loi, a South Sudan trader told URN at Nadunget weekly cattle market on Monday that this year has been one of the most difficult years. "We burnt our fuel all the way from Juba to Karamoja thinking the cattle market will be full as usual but to our surprise, there are no animals," he said.

 

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