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U.S. abuse of drones in “war on terror” exposes hegemonic excess

Beijing, China | Xinhua | A U.S. drone strike in late August in the Afghan capital of Kabul supposedly targeting terrorists turned out to have 10 innocent civilians killed instead, including seven children. Amid a cascade of searing media reports, Commander of U.S. Central Command Kenneth McKenzie on Friday admitted the …

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U.S. use of drones under scrutiny after deadly strike in Afghanistan

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | The use of drones by the U.S. military against targets in other countries has come under scrutiny again following a deadly strike that it carried out recently in Kabul, Afghanistan, which was alleged to have wrongly killed multiple civilians there, including young children. U.S. Secretary of …

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Police to procure more drones to improve aerial surveillance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Police Force-UPF has resolved to procure more Unmanned Aerial Vehicles-UAV alias drones to improve aerial surveillance and response to crime incidents. According to police sources, the decision is in line with the president’s comments during the State of the Nation Address on the need …

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UWA adopts drones to fight poaching in Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has adopted the use of drones to fight poaching and improve on monitoring of Rwenzori Mountains National Park. The Smart Monitoring and Reporting Tool – SMART technology will facilitate UWA to carry out activities like ecological monitoring, topographical mapping and detection …

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Public sceptical about using drone taxis after infamous abductions

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Residents of Kampala have developed fear about boarding drones, the Toyota Hiace vans, which have in recent weeks become common for being used in reported kidnaps and abductions. The vans were reported in almost all arrests conducted during campaigns and in the aftermath of the …

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URA to deploy drones to catch smugglers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority will start using drones to monitor remote routes that have been used by smugglers to bring goods into the country without paying tax. The project which will see the tax body receive at least 500 million Shillings in the next budget, will …

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Drones to deliver blood supplies to hospitals by March, 2020

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Some hospitals in Kampala will have their blood supplies delivered by drones by March 2020, thanks to a government nod to an initiative by Ugandan German innovator John Goslino.   Goslino’s blood connect project secured government approval through the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. Although …

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Security monitors drones hovering over Makerere as strike intensifies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security teams deployed at Makerere University have said that they are monitoring unknown drones that are hovering over the university campus. Communication through police walkie-talkies went out saying that the drones were cited around the Main Library, which was a beehive of activity as the …

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