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Amuru RDC orders security crackdown on illegal roadblocks

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amuru district security committee has launched an operation against unlawful roadblocks being operated by local leaders along major roads. This follows rampant complaints of extortion the police have recorded from the business community dealing in produce, livestock and charcoal among others of local leaders impersonating …

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Gen Lokech orders AIGP Ochom to probe unmanned roadblocks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj Gen Paul Lokech has expressed concern over permanent and unmanned roadblocks on the country’s roads. Ever since President Yoweri Museveni declared a lockdown in March last year in a bid to prevent the spread of Covid-19, a number …

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DPCs cautioned against heavy deployment at roadblocks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | District and Division Police Commanders have been cautioned against deploying too many police officers at one roadblock. Traffic police director, Bazir Mugisha said it is erroneous to deploy more than six traffic or general police officers at one checkpoint. Mugisha said DPCs should deploy …

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Sudan army suspends crucial talks with protesters

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s military rulers on Wednesday suspended crucial talks with protesters on installing civilian rule, insisting that negotiations will resume only after demonstrators remove roadblocks put up in parts of Khartoum, protest leaders said. The suspension came after at least eight people were reported wounded by gunshots …

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Armed groups in central Africa using roadblocks as funding source

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Roadblocks in war-torn areas of Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo provide armed groups with millions of euros (dollars) in annual income, a report said Wednesday. A year-long study by the International Peace Information Service (IPIS), a Belgian research group, found 1,082 …

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