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Uganda 7th in Africa’s organized crime index

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda ranks 7th in Africa for the highest number of cases related to Organized Crimes, the Director of Public Prosecutions Jane Frances Abodo has revealed. These crimes, committed for financial gain, encompass activities such as money laundering, drug trafficking, smuggling of migrants, human trafficking, …

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‘High Luwero crime rate linked to merger of police posts’

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Luwero District Security Committee and leaders are regretting the merging of Police Posts following the escalation of crime. According to the Police Crime report released last week, 4111 cases were reported to Police stations in Luwero in 2023 and the district was ranked the second …

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How woman was killed inside Namugongo bar

  Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fresh details have emerged about a woman who was killed on Friday in a bar at Janda zone, Namugongo, Kira Municipality.   The victim only identified as Bianca was allegedly hit with a blunt object that caused her death in the wee hours of the …

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Attempting suicide shouldn’t be a crime

Professor Taiwo Lateef Sheikh wants suicide prohibition laws repealed because they inadvertently contribute to an increase in suicide rates across Africa SPECIAL REPORT | BIRD AGENCY | Suicide prevalence rates in Africa are the world’s highest, estimated at 11 people per 100,000 per year, against a global average of 9 per …

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Drop in crime despite 6,900 murders in South Africa in Q3

Johannesburg, South Africa | Xinhua |  A total of 6,945 people were murdered in South Africa in the third quarter (Q3) of this year, down from 7,004 during the same period last year, data showed late last week. South Africa recorded some decline in various crimes including murder, carjacking and …

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Nyege-Nyege Festival: 35 detained

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in the Kiira region confirmed  the detention of 35 suspects arrested for their involvement in various criminal behavior during the Nyege-Nyege festival held from November 9th to 12th, 2023. The suspects have been screened and are currently held at Jinja City’s Nalufenya police …

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Man impersonating crime operative and state attorney arrested

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in the Kiira region have confirmed the arrest of Herman Nuwagaba on accusations of masquerading as a crime intelligence operative and the Jinja City Resident State Attorney. Operating under aliases such as Abdul Ssempijja, Nuwagaba is alleged to have engaged in fraudulent activities …

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MERCURY: School director killed by mob in Buyende

Buyende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Police in Busoga North has confirmed that Fredrick Ngobi, the Director of Citizens of Hope Primary School in Buwenge Town Council was one of those killed by an angry mob, reportedly because theym attempted to steal ‘mercury’ in Buyende district. Ngobi was killed alongside …

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Key suspect in machete attacks in Jinja City arrested

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in the Kiira region have confirmed the arrest of Rachel Burungi, 30, a resident of Budhumbuli West Cell in Bugembe Ward in Jinja City Northern Division. Burungi is accused of masterminding machete attacks across Kiira policing territory and surrounding areas. Burungi was apprehended …

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