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Karamoja prepares for second disarmament exercise

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police and army will on Saturday launch the second phase of the disarmament exercise in Karamoja. Michael Longole, the Karamoja regional police spokesperson says that the joint force operation will first begin with voluntary disarmament. Voluntary disarmament involves a peaceful recovery of guns where …

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MPs ask for UGX 40Bn for disarmament in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators from Karamoja have requested for over Shillings 40billion to facilitate the new disarmament program in the region following deteriorating security and rampant cattle raids. The UPDF 3rd Division is set to lead the disarmament, targeting armed warriors who have constantly threatened peace and security …

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UPDF recovers seven guns in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF has recovered seven guns in Karamoja region. Major Peter Mugisa, the UPDF 3rd division spokesperson says that the guns were recovered on Wednesday during separate operations in Kotido, Nabilatuk and Moroto districts. He said in Moroto district, they conducted a …

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Karamoja leaders want second disarmament peaceful and inclusive

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders from Karamoja have called for an inclusive disarmament process where the UPDF should involve elected and religious leaders, civil society and community leaders in order to minimize cases of human rights abuses. During the first disarmament process that ushered in a window of peace …

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UPDF asked to step up disarmament process in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Defence and Veteran Affairs Col. Charles Engola has directed the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces – UPDF to step up disarmament efforts in Karamoja. Engola made the directive on Wednesday while meeting UPDF senior commanders at the 3rd Division headquarters in …

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UPDF to resume forceful disarmament in Karamoja

Karamoja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) will soon launch a disarmament exercise in Karamoja sub-region. The exercise is aimed at getting rid of illegal firearms from armed suspected warriors. Meeting leaders from the districts of Kitgum and Lamwo on Monday, the UPDF 5th Division …

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US training Europeans to use nukes against Russia: Lavrov

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday accused Washington of training Europeans in the use of nuclear weapons, with the aim of using them against his country. “Nuclear disarmament is hampered by the US non-strategic nuclear weapons in Europe,” Lavrov told the UN Conference on Disarmament …

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North Korea vows sanctions will ‘never work’

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | North Korea told a United Nations disarmament forum on Tuesday that sanctions over its nuclear programme would “never work”, as it voiced further defiance against President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign. The “US should (be) aware that sanctions and pressure will never threaten (North Korea) and …

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UN to host first talks on use of ‘killer robots’

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The United Nations is set to host the first-ever talks on the use of autonomous weapons, but those hoping for a ban on the machines dubbed killer robots will be disappointed, the ambassador leading the discussions said Friday. More than 100 artificial intelligence entrepreneurs led by …

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