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POVERTY, INSECURITY, PEER INFLUENCE, AND FORCED MARRIAGES, MAJOR ENABLERS OF CHILD TRAFFICKING- KARAMOJA SECURITY CHIEFS SAY.

By Timothy Eodu Joint Security Officials and Leaders during the meeting The security chiefs from the joint security forces of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and Uganda Police have identified poverty, peer influence and forced marriages as a driving factor for child trafficking in the region. Major General Don …

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The Hidden Toll of Open Cast Gold Mining on Health, Environment: The Case of Uganda and Burundi

Bare-chested miners dig pits to look for gold in Odupi sub county, Uganda. Image by Richard Drasimaku. Whether in Uganda or Burundi, gold mining remains predominantly artisanal and rudimentary. Many miners do not care about their health, less about the environment. By Richard Drasimaku and Renovat Ndabashinze November 15, 2023 …

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Ushuru uliofichwa wa uchimbaji dhahabu wazi juu ya afya, mazingira: kesi ya Uganda na Burundi

  Iwe nchini Uganda au Burundi, uchimbaji wa dhahabu unasalia kuwa wa kisanaa na wa kawaida. Wachimba migodi wengi hawajali afya zao, hata kuhusu mazingira. This story was produced with support from the Congo Basin Rainforest Journalism Fund and the Pulitzer Center  Na Richard Drasimaku (Uganda) na Rinovat Ndabashinze (Burundi)  Kutoka …

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USMID Project in Moroto at 93%, Leaders Concerned About Delays

By Timothy Eodu-Moroto The Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development (USMID) project (construction of Loperu – Jie Road) in Moroto Municipality is progressing and stands at 93%. This was confirmed to KaramojaNews during a recent project inspection by the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development. According to Eng. Lawrence …

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