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Southern Niger reels after Nigeria closes borders

Dan Issa, Niger | AFP | Nothing crosses into Nigeria and nothing comes out. It’s hermetically sealed,” said Amadou Idi, sitting in a makeshift shelter to keep out of the rain, and reflecting on the downturn in his luck. “We twiddle our thumbs and pray.” Idi’s job is a transiting agent …

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PSU investigates 7 senior Police officers in west nile for misconduct

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Professional Standards Unit-PSU in West Nile Region is investigating seven unnamed senior police officers for misconduct. The charges involve loss of exhibits, detention of suspects beyond the mandatory 48 hours, negligence/non-performance of duties, absence from work, extortion and corruption related behaviors especially in relation …

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MPs quiz police officers on role in torture of suspects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on Thursday tasked senior police officers to explain circumstances under which tortured suspects are dumped at police stations. The officials led by Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Andrew Sorowen appeared before Parliament’s Human Rights Committee Chaired by Buvuma Woman MP …

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Lira named worst district in crime investigations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Police officers in Lira District are the worst in crime investigations, according to a police performance survey conducted by the force’s research directorate. Police’ Research Director Edward Ochom says that Lira, with a score of 36.7 per cent, scored way below the average during an …

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Nakasongola DISO accused of vandalising gov’t vehicles

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Nakasongola District Internal Security Officer Samuel Alasamu Akankwasa is in trouble over alleged vandalism of district vehicles. Nakasongola Central Police Station is investigating the DISO and others for vandalizing cars belonging to Nakasongola district before stealing its parts. On Saturday, Akankwasa narrowly survived being shot …

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ARUA: Police disciplinary court recommends demotion of five officers

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police Disciplinary Court has recommended the demotion of five Police Officers in connection to last year’s chaotic Arua Municipality parliamentary by-elections. The Police Disciplinary Court Chairperson, Dennis Odongopiny announced the ruling at Arua Municipal Council hall this morning. Odongopiny said the Police Disciplinary …

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