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Gov’t tasked to probe sale of Karamojong girls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Matheniko County MP John Baptist Lokii has asked the government to investigate the continued sale of Karamojong girls to individuals and terrorist groups. Lokii told parliament yesterday afternoon that the government needs to thoroughly investigate reports of the inhuman and degrading treatment that the …

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‘Bishop’ arrested for trafficking 15 children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Nansana police division is holding a self-proclaimed Bishop accused of trafficking 15 children between five to seven years. The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, says “Bishop” Pius Nkrunziza was picked up from Kabumbi with the children. According to Owoyesigyire, although the suspect …

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Government investigating girl child trade in Arapai market

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The government is investigating reports of trafficking of girls for labour and sex, allegedly taking place in Arapai market in Soroti district. State Minister for Gender and Cultural Affairs, Peace Mutuuzo says that the Gender Ministry is bothered about reports that parents are selling …

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Vietnamese found smuggling ivory granted bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Anti-Corruption Court has granted bail to two Vietnamese accused of wildlife trafficking. They are Nguyen Son Dong, 40 the Director of Wisdom Theta Limited and Pham Van Chieu 33 a resident of Ntinda a Kampala Suburb. They are jointly charged with Phung Thi …

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Chinese court sentences Canadian drug suspect to death

Dalian, China | AFP | A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian man to death on drug trafficking charges on Monday after his previous 15-year prison sentence was deemed too lenient, a ruling likely to deepen a diplomatic rift between Ottawa and Beijing. Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, 36, nodded as the judge in the northeast city of Dalian …

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COMMENT: Two tasks for today’s abolitionists

Trafficking humans and their organs, and forced labour and prostitution, are crimes against humanity COMMENT | MARCELO SANCHEZ SORONDO | The scourge of human trafficking is an issue that leaders of all faiths must take very seriously. One of the first things that Pope Francis did when he was elected in …

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500 trafficking victims rescued in west Africa: Interpol

Cotonou, Benin | AFP | Forty people are facing prosecution after police raids in west and central Africa rescued nearly 500 victims of human trafficking, Interpol said on Thursday. Raids were carried out in Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal as part of a German foreign ministry funded initiative targeting …

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Tusks and elephant tails seized in Ivory Coast: NGO

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | Two tusks and 46 elephant tails have been seized in Ivory Coast, activists said Tuesday, adding that a customs officer acting as an accomplice to traffickers was among four arrested. “Two impressive tusks of 1.6 metres each” were seized by a specialist unit from …

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