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West Africa grapples with piracy in Gulf of Guinea hotspot

Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria | AFP |  A Nigerian navy speedboat loaded with special forces troops skims across the waves towards a suspect vessel in the Gulf of Guinea. Guns ready, black-clad officers clamber up a rope ladder and fan out across the decks, looking for pirates believed to have taken …

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Controversial businessman laid to rest

NEWS BRIEFS: Alseyed Ali Abdul Jabar, a controversial businessman who was accidentally shot dead by his in-law on Saturday, was laid to rest on Sunday, October 20th at Kololo cemetery adjacent to Jinja Road Police quarters. Among the people who saw him off was the Minister of Internal Affairs Jeje …

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Police recalls 400 guns from private security companies

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police has recalled more than 400 guns form private security companies for examination. Grace Matsiko, Chairperson Uganda Private Security Association (TUPSA), says that police recalled their guns to review their functionality in terms of fire discharge and emission identification. Although Matsiko …

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OBIGA KANIA: 30,000 guns finger printed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  More than 30,000 guns have so far been fingerprinted within Kampala Metropolitan Police – KMP, Katonga, Greater Masaka and Rwizi regions. This is according to Obiga Kania, the Minister of State for Internal Affairs. He made the revelation during the manifesto Implementation Week by the …

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Gun fingerprinting starts in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A joint security team has started registration of all guns in the country and has so far registered all arms in the hands of the Police Force, Prisons, private security and those privately licensed within Kampala metropolitan area. Following a spate of killings last year, President …

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Shortage of speed guns hampers traffic police work

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Shortage of speed guns is hampering the work of traffic police officers on major highways. According to the Police Director in charge Traffic and Road Safety, Dr Stephen Kasiima, the police have only about 20 functioning speed guns. Kasiima revealed this at the launch of …

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Trump backs improved background checks on gun buys

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump signaled support Monday for improving background gun checks amid mounting pressure for reform in the wake of the Florida school shooting, as the accused gunman appeared in court. Nikolas Cruz, charged with killing 17 people, sat silently with his head …

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