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Karamoja prepares for second disarmament exercise

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police and army will on Saturday launch the second phase of the disarmament exercise in Karamoja. Michael Longole, the Karamoja regional police spokesperson says that the joint force operation will first begin with voluntary disarmament. Voluntary disarmament involves a peaceful recovery of guns where …

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MPs ask for UGX 40Bn for disarmament in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators from Karamoja have requested for over Shillings 40billion to facilitate the new disarmament program in the region following deteriorating security and rampant cattle raids. The UPDF 3rd Division is set to lead the disarmament, targeting armed warriors who have constantly threatened peace and security …

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MPs conclude peace mission in Karamoja

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators from Karamoja have concluded their tour in the region to preach peace in the wake of the increasing insecurity resulting from cattle raids. The security in the region is fragile due to the proliferation of illegal firearms entering the region from South Sudan. The …

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UPDF recovers seven guns in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF has recovered seven guns in Karamoja region. Major Peter Mugisa, the UPDF 3rd division spokesperson says that the guns were recovered on Wednesday during separate operations in Kotido, Nabilatuk and Moroto districts. He said in Moroto district, they conducted a …

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UPDF to demobilize LDUs in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF is set to demobilize all Local Defence Unit-LDU personnel in the Karamoja region due to acts of misconduct. The LDUs are accused of misusing government stores in their possession by hiring out the guns and uniforms to criminals and participating …

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Karamoja leaders want second disarmament peaceful and inclusive

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders from Karamoja have called for an inclusive disarmament process where the UPDF should involve elected and religious leaders, civil society and community leaders in order to minimize cases of human rights abuses. During the first disarmament process that ushered in a window of peace …

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Uncertainty among Karamoja farmers as dry spell persists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is increasing uncertainty on food security in Karamoja sub-region as crops are beginning to dry up in the gardens due to the prolonged dry spell that has persisted from May to date. The region normally receives one planting season from April to August each …

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