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Uganda

Seven Shot Dead in Kampala on Eve of Clinton Trip

24 March 1998

Reuters

KAMPALA — Four Chinese construction workers and three Ugandans were shot dead in the Ugandan capital Kampala on Monday by a rogue policeman who later shot himself, police said on Tuesday. The shootings at 7.30 p.m. local time (1630 GMT) came hours before United States President Bill Clinton arrived in Uganda on the second stage of a six-nation tour of Africa. Police said they were investigating the killings for which there was no obvious motive. The Chinese,... (GunPolicy.org)

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South Africa

Arms and the Man - Who Should Have Them

3 February 1998

Cape Argus (Cape Town), Editorial

CAPE TOWN — Capetonians under threat of gang violence are arming themselves, and in some areas licence applications are doubling each month Licensed guns for use in self-defence in the "old South Africa" were predominantly a luxury few people of colour were allowed — or could afford. They lived in communities where guns were forbidden to the law-abiding citizen and they proved the argument advanced by many pro-gun lobbyists around the world, namely: "If guns are... (GunPolicy.org)

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