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UN chief calls for data-driven fight against terrorism

United Nations | Xinhua | Data-driven tools and strategies must lead counter-terrorism efforts and be at the heart of building peace and security, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday. “Data drives every aspect of economic, business and social life,” he said in remarks to a meeting of the UN Global …

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Focus on funding for food security

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has tasked the sector ministry to focus its budget priorities on food security. The committee Chairperson, Janet Okori-Moe said there is need for a clear strategy to handle food insecurity. She added that availing money for seeds for …

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Uganda heightens border security after deadly explosion in DR Congo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan police and military have heightened security at the common border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) following a deadly explosion Sunday, a police spokesperson has said. Measures have been put in place to avert hostile infiltrations and attacks at the common border …

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State House seeks additional UGX 95B for vehicles, security equipment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | State House has requested an additional budget allocation of 95.5 billion Shillings to procure vehicles for the President and Vice President, security equipment, and others. The request is carried in the State House Budget Framework Paper for the next financial year 2023/2024 that was presented …

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Security guard in Sheema shoots colleague dead

Sheema, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Sheema District are hunting for a private security guard who shot his colleague dead. The deceased identified as John Wakulira, 56, attached to Thunder world Security Services and a resident of Ndadile cell Kyetume sub county Mukono District. Martial Tumusiime the Greater Bushenyi …

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LUWERO: Two mosques closed over security concerns

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two Mosques in Luwero Muslim District have been closed indefinitely due to security concerns. The two affected houses for Worship are Masjid Kabir and Masjid Khamis Shafie both in Bombo Town Council, Luwero District. The Khadhi of Luwero District under the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council …

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Lock ADF out of West Nile, security urges locals

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security heads in the districts neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC in the West Nile sub region have called upon the public to be vigilant amidst the Allied Democratic Forces –ADF threat. Their concern follows the arrest of over six suspected ADF collaborators in Arua city …

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KARAMOJA: Security forces step up action against charcoal burning

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The security forces in Karamoja sub-region have banned charcoal and bush-burning activities to curb cattle theft and depletion of trees. The forces say the move is due to a resurgence of cattle theft, noting that suspected cattle raiders have resorted to staying in the bush pretending …

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