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Police give ghetto youth, public 14-days to surrender army uniforms

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some reformed ex-criminals and suspects in some of the pending cases have told the Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander Senior Commissioner of Police –SCP Stephen Tanui that they get army and police uniforms from security personnel. Tanui held a meeting at police headquarters with …

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Museveni blames insecurity in Eastern DRC on illegal guns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has blamed the insecurity in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on the prevalence of illegal firearms that have been circulating in the country since independence. He made these remarks on Monday while addressing the East African Community (EAC) leaders virtually …

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IGP: We will respond to gun attacks with full force

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola and his security counterparts have tasked all territorial commanders to aggressively respond to gun and machete-wielding attackers targeting police officers, soldiers, guards and security facilities. Ochola, has indicated that he and his colleagues heading other security …

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Planned merger of police posts sparks protests in Luwero

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Luwero district security committee has approved a plan to merge various police posts because of insecurity. This comes three days after unknown assailants stormed Busiika police station on Monday evening, and shot dead two police officers and injured two others critically before making off with …

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African Union says peace, security situation improving in continent

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Africa’s peace and security situation is improving due to collective efforts to reduce national and transnational conflicts, an African Union official said on Thursday. Christopher Suna Kayoshe, Acting Head of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration and Security Sector Reform Division at the African Union (AU) told a …

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Bishop threatens to withdraw priests from Kalaki over insecurity

Kalaki, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rt. Rev. Joseph Eciru Oliac, the Bishop of Soroti Catholic Diocese is considering withdrawing priests from Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Parish in Lwala, Kalaki district citing insecurity. The Bishop is particularly enraged about the increasing cases of theft and threats directed at the clergy …

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Rwizi region registers surge in cases of house break-ins

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in the Ankole region have expressed worry as Rwizi regional police register more than 400 house break-ins in the last six months. The region has in all registered another 6,728 cases that include 132 homicide cases or murders, 397 cases of cattle theft, and …

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