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Religious leaders seek tough action to end human trafficking

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has been asked to address the growing level of vulnerabilities amongst Ugandans seeking greener pastures overseas. The call was made by religious leaders during a national prayer service held at the Kololo Ceremonial Grounds in Kampala on Friday to show solidarity with victims and …

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Two arrested for dropping coffin at Saudi Arabian Embassy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have arrested two members of Torture Survivors Movement Uganda after dropping a coffin at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Kampala, while protesting the continued torture and killings of Ugandan migrant workers in the Middle East. The protest on Tuesday, followed the reported cases …

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Man fined UGX 2M for attempted human trafficking

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Entebbe Chief Magistrate’s court has been fined a 24-year-old man 2.2 Million Shillings for promoting trafficking in persons and attempting to traffic eleven migrant workers to Saudi Arabia. Sharif Mbabali, a resident of Kanawa, Wakiso district was arrested last month after eleven girls were intercepted …

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Aviation police intercepts 15 trafficked victims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel attached to the Aviation Police at Entebbe International Airport have so far intercepted 15 victims of human trafficking destined for Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and Oman in the last week. A report brief to police headquarters and the Ministry of Internal Affairs Anti-human trafficking department …

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Sudan frees 18 foreigners from human traffickers

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | The Sudanese General Intelligence Service (GIS) on Thursday freed 18 foreigners held by a human trafficking group in eastern Sudan’s Gadaref State. “The national intelligence service in Gadaref state managed to stop a human trafficking network today (Thursday) and freed 18 Ethiopian nationals from a criminal …

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Tanzania declares week-long country-wide crackdown on illegal immigrants

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua | Tanzanian immigration authorities on Tuesday announced a week-long country-wide crackdown on illegal immigrants. The commissioner general for the Tanzania Immigration Services Department, Anna Makakala, told a press conference in Morogoro region that the force will leave no stone unturned in detecting the aliens. Makakala …

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