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Biden signs gun bill

Washington, US | Xinhua | U.S. President Joe Biden signed into law what has been described as a gun safety bill as shootings continue to take a toll on the nation. The legislation, signed on Saturday morning, takes effect a month after a gunman broke into an elementary school in …

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Research on gun violence thwarted in U.S – report

New York, US | Xinhua |  For more than 20 years, the U.S. federal government failed to properly support research into gun violence, reported Scientific American on Thursday. “We spent about 63 U.S. dollars in research dollars per life lost to gun violence, compared to roughly 1,000 dollars per life …

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Moroto names 28 suspected cattle rustlers

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In an effort to recover the remaining illegal firearms in Karamoja, Moroto district authorities have outed a list of twenty-eight suspected cattle rustlers with illegal guns. The list was generated by the Internal Security Organization. Currently, the district authorities and joint security forces are …

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Karamoja: UPDF warns Turkana pastoralists against supplying guns

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has warned Turkana pastoral communities against supplying guns to Karamojong which are now used for committing crimes. The warning was issued on Friday during handover of two guns which suspected Turkana cattle rustlers took away from two UPDF …

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MPs call for fresh disarmament process in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament from the northern and eastern regions affected by cattle rustling have called for a fresh disarmament process in Karamoja to curb the vice. The MPs from Karamoja, Acholi, Teso, Lango, and Bugisu sub-regions say that there has been a resurgence of cattle …

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Karamoja leaders ask for guns for community protection

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in Karamoja sub-region have appealed to the government to provide guns for each district for defense. While giving updates on the security situation in the region, the leaders said that since the government has “failed” to address the issues of insecurity, they are proposing …

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Police probes murder of four officers on duty

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have raised the red flag over the upsurge of ambush attacks on security personnel, following the murder of four police officers in the last few months. According to police records, four policemen have been killed in six deadly ambush attacks, and two Local Defence …

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