The tribe that eradicated rinderpest

Karamoja region in northern Uganda is one of pastoral communities and closely dispersed ethnic groups that rely on livestock for their livelihood. It is within a semi-arid place like this that economies based on meat, milk, and blood from cattle thrive. In communities such as this one, cattle plague will always be the number one fear.

The morbillivirus rinderpest goes by many names — cattle plague in the old english or “loleoo