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Prisons get guidelines on how to handle terror suspects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Prisons has received three sets of guidelines on how to handle terror suspects. The tools were developed by both the Uganda Prisons Services and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime -UNODC. They are supposed to prevent the spread of violent extremism …

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How online tech is enhancing human trafficking

ANALYSIS | THE INDEPENDENT | Human traffickers who trick people with fake job offers and promises and then exploit them for profit are taking advantage of online technologies for every step of their criminal activities. Research conducted by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) shows how victims are …

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Prison officers undergo training to handle extremist inmates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thirty six Uganda prison personnel are undergoing training on how to rehabilitate and reintegrate extremist prisoners. The training that is being held at Admans Hotel in Entebbe is facilitated by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-UNODC, with funding from the European Union, the …

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Terrorist threats on the rise

  UN report points at ADF, ISIL, al Qaeda Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Aug. 26: A suspected suicide bomber identified as Katumba Abdul aka Ben was arrested by military intelligence personnel in Pader Town Council with an assortment of home bomb making materials. These included already assembled bombs, …

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UN warns of increasingly creative methamphetamine producers

Canberra, Australia | Xinhua | Criminals are getting increasingly creative in producing crystal methamphetamine, the United Nations (UN) has warned. According to a report from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), seizures of crystal methamphetamine – also known as ice – across Asia indicated that producers are shifting to …

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Wildlife crime putting human health at risk

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that wildlife crime is a threat not only to the environment but to human health. The Wildlife Crime Report 2020, which was released yesterday points out that the poachers have increasingly threatened pangolins, birds, turtles, tigers and bears which …

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UN calls for science, solidarity to tackle global drug challenges

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Addressing the world drug problem requires responses that are based on facts, solidarity and compassion, said chief of the the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Friday. Some 35.6 million people suffer from drug use disorders globally, said UNODC Executive Director Ghada …

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