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Priests blame government for increased human trafficking in Uganda

  Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Clerics from Lango have accused the government of promoting human trafficking by not implementing Prevention of Trafficking in Persons Act 2009. This legislation aims to prohibit trafficking in persons, establish offenses, define prosecution and punishment for offenders, prevent human trafficking, and protect its victims. However, …

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Police intercept 20 illegal Eritrean immigrants

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kiira Region Police have  intercepted 20 illegal Eritrean immigrants, who were reportedly trafficked into Uganda from Kenya through the Busia border. The group consists of 12 adult males, two women, four girls, and two boys. They were intercepted at the Nile Bridge aboard a …

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Government extends commitment to curb Trafficking

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Internal Affairs vowed to double its efforts in ensuring that it eliminates the vice of human trafficking which is one of the big threats faced by Ugandans (especially the less privileged). At the Commemoration of World Day …

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NAPAK: Two remanded for child trafficking

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Moroto Chief Magistrate Court has remanded two people for alleged child trafficking in Napak district. The suspects Beye Asuman, and Anna Sagal both residents of Toyep toto village in Iriiri Sub County, were arrested on Wednesday after a tip-off from concerned residents. They were arrested …

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Five arrested for trafficking children

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five people have been arrested in Fort Portal for allegedly trafficking 19 children aged between 7-13 years. Vincent Twesige, the Rwenzori West Police Spokesperson, says that Fort Portal Police intercepted a taxi that was ferrying the children from Hima Town Council in Kasese …

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Over 100 Christians go missing in Serere district

Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Serere police are investigating the disappearance of more than 100 members of Christ Disciple’s Church-CDC for several days. The East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman, Oscar Gregg Ageca, says that they are investigating the matter under a General Inquiry File-GEF 002/2023 of Serere Central Police Station. According …

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Kenyan police nab 3 suspects with elephant tusks

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenyan police said Monday they are interrogating three suspects with 12 pieces of elephant tusks with a street value of 5.8 million shillings (46,290 U.S. dollars) in the lakeside town of Naivasha, northwest of Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. National police spokesperson Resila Onyango said security forces …

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UPDF imposter committed to International Crimes Division Court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Uganda Peoples Defense Force-UPDF imposter who was arrested and charged with aggravated defilement and trafficking in children has been committed to the International Crimes Division of the High Court for trial. Steven Aine, a 39-year-old resident of Lira City West Division was charged and …

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Six sentenced to one year imprisonment on trafficking counts

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six people have earned themselves a one year sentence in Katojo government prison for trafficking students with an intention of extorting money from them. The six appeared Wednesday before the Fort Portal Chief Magistrate, Phionah Sheilla Angula, who sentenced them on their own guilty plea. …

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24 Burundian nationals arrested for illegal entry

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Mpigi district have arrested 24 Burundian nationals for illegal entry into the country. Deputy Police Spokesperson, Claire Nabakka says that the suspects, one of whom is female, were intercepted by traffic police officers at the Katonga checkpoint in Kayabwe town council, traveling …

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