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 Security agencies trace Ugandan woman sold to Iraqi man for marriage

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security agencies have successfully traced the Ugandan woman from Kawempe who was allegedly sold off for marriage in the Iraqi capital of Baghdadi. Officials from the Internal Affairs Ministry started tracing for the woman only identified by her pseudo name Shifah, at the beginning of July …

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MPs ask gov’t to protect domestic workers abroad

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Gender, Labour and Social Development, has urged government to expeditiously put systems in place to monitor Ugandans who labour in foreign countries as domestic workers. This follows rampant cases of torture and death of Ugandan domestic workers abroad. MPs said government needed to …

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TIP: We can all help stop trafficking in persons

  COMMENT | Samson Tinka |  Human trafficking is the trade of humans for the purpose of forced labor, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others. This may encompass providing a spouse in the context of forced marriage, or the extraction of organs or tissues, including for surrogacy and ova removal. Human trafficking can occur within a country or trans-nationally. Human trafficking …

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Police rescue 38 victims, hunt for suspected human trafficker

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Internal Affairs in collaboration with police are hunting for a man suspected of trafficking 38 children and adults from seven different districts. Agnes Igoye, the deputy national coordinator trafficking in person department at the ministry of internal affairs, has identified the wanted …

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Human Trafficking: 20 Ugandans dead, 175 missing in one year

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 20 Ugandan victims of human trafficking died last year whereas 175 mysteriously disappeared, according to a report released by the ministry of internal affairs. The report released and launched Friday by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Lt Gen Joseph Musanyufu, shows 1,295 …

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Five suspected arms dealers escape military custody in Karamoja

Nakapiripirit, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five people arrested on suspicion of trafficking firearms from Kenya to Uganda have escaped from the 407 UPDF brigade in Nakapiripirit district under unclear circumstances. The five suspects were arrested in Bukwo district on Thursday last week. They were handed over to the army, which …

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