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Karimojong leaders call for mindset change

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | District leaders from Karamoja sub-region have called on government to embrace what they termed as ‘disarmament of the mind’ as a possible lasting solution to the insecurity that has prevailed in the region. In a meeting with the Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs, district chairpersons …

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Karamoja leaders welcome disarmament exercise in Kenya

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in the Karamoja sub-region have welcomed the launch of disarmament operations against illegal guns among the Turkana and Pokot communities in Kenya. Currently, the Turkana warriors are voluntarily handing over their guns to the government during the ongoing disarmament exercise in Kenya. The leaders …

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Karamojong women decry torture by security forces, rustlers

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Women in Karamoja are decrying torture at the hands of both the joint security forces and the Karamojong warriors in the ongoing disarmament exercise. The women claim that security forces often torture them on grounds that they conceal information about armed warriors while the warriors …

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413 Karamojong warriors killed in 12 months

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The accumulated total of Karamojong cattle rustlers killed by joint security forces deployed to end lawlessness in Karamoja now stands at 413. Micheal Longole, the Karamoja regional police spokesperson said the rustlers were put out of action from the 17th of July 2021 to July …

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Police tighten security as rustlers attack ASTU units for guns

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Personnel  of the Anti-Stock Theft Unit, a branch of Uganda Police Force directly handling animal rustling in Karamoja, have tightened security and alertness at their detaches after the Karamojong rustlers resumed their attacks on ASTU detaches in search of guns. On Friday at 8pm, a …

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ASTU commended for respecting human rights in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Commanders of the Anti Stock Theft Unit-ASTU have been hailed by the UN human rights country representative, Robert Kotchani for respecting human rights while carrying out disarmament operations in Karamoja. Kotchani, who last week officially closed a one-day Karamoja regional human rights protection meeting held …

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Leaders in Karamoja accuse security forces of starving suspects

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security forces involved in the disarmament exercise in Karamoja have come under the spotlight from some local leaders for allegedly starving the suspects they pick up during the cordon and search operations. On Monday, the joint security forces launched the cordon and search …

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