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Uganda prisons not surprised inmates escaped with guns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Prisons has said they were not surprised that inmates who escaped from Singila government prison in Moroto district ran away with guns. On Wednesday, 219 inmates overpowered two prison guards who had gone to serve them supper and escaped from custody. However, …

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Minister Rukutana remanded until next week

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | State Minister for Labor Mwesigwa Rukutana has been remanded until September 15. The Ntungamo Chief Magistrate court has remanded him to Kyamugorani Prison in Mbarara district after he was charged with seven offences related to attempted murder,  assault, malicious damage, and threatening violence. Rukutana …

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Security agencies recovered 300 guns from thugs in two years

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A review of Criminal Investigations Directorate –CID approach to violent crime shows 304 guns have been recovered from thugs over the last two years. 167 guns were recovered in 2018 while 137 others were recovered last year, according to data released by the CID …

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U.S. record gun sales continue in historic uncertain times

Denver, US | XINHUA | Americans are arming themselves to the teeth like never before. The number of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background checks — the barometer of Americans buying guns — hit another record in July when 3.6 million Americans were loaded up. Since 1998, the FBI’s National Instant …

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Police in Koboko yet to recover missing guns

Koboko, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Police detectives in Koboko are struggling to recover three guns that went missing from Lobule Government Prison last month.  Three warders Chief 3 Khan, the OC Lobule prison, Corporal Johnson Atiku, the in-charge stores and Corporal Zebedee Zakayo, the in-charge armoury were arrested and later …

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UPDF hands over guns of killed SPLA soldiers

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF have handed over guns belonging to the South Sudan Liberation Army- soldiers who were shot at Fitina Mbaya in Goboro parish, Yumbe district. More than five non-uniformed SPLA soldiers on May 30th 2020 entered in Ugandan territory at Fitina …

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54 stolen cattle recovered from suspected Karamojong thieves

Agago, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Army in Agago district has recovered 54 cattle from suspected armed Karamojong cattle thieves.  The thugs who were armed with guns, bows and arrows had raided Mora village in Ngora Parish, Paimol Sub County on Monday night and stole 54 cattle from a …

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Museveni: Illegal guns were a hindrance to development in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said that the proliferation of guns in Karamoja sub region was responsible for the low development in the area. Speaking at the commissioning of the Sun Belt Mining Group Limited factory in Rupa sub-county, Moroto district, Museveni commended the Karimojong for …

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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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