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Uganda,Etiopía,Kenia,Sudán de Sur,Somalia,África Oriental,Tanzania

Special Investigation: How Smugglers are Flooding Kenya with Guns

8 January 2013

Star (Kenya), Series

There are estimated 530,000-680,000 firearms in the wrong hands in Kenya. The number of illegal arms has grown over the years and is said to fuel the conflicts witnessed within Kenya and the region. In an investigation that took close to a year, our correspondent Kassim Mohamed tracked down some of the people who smuggle small arms and light weapons into Kenya and unveils a dangerous trend that can affect the current peace if nothing is done by not just the Kenyan... (GunPolicy.org)

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Somalia,República Democrática del Congo,Kenia,Sudán de Sur,Sudán,Uganda,África Oriental

East Africa States to Work Together to Reduce Gun Trafficking

16 October 2012

New Vision (Kampala)

Directors of Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Directorates (CIID) in the East African region on Monday resolved to support Somalia to neutralise gun trafficking across the region. The directors said arms traffickers were taking advantage of Somalia's instability and location next to the sea. The Inspector General of Police, Lt. Gen. Kale Kayihura, said Somalia, which is now a reconstructed state, is ready to halt and thrash all culprits in gun trafficking... (GunPolicy.org)

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Uganda

Uganda Police Blame Gun, Ammo Smuggling for Rise in Murder Rate

24 August 2012

Observer (Kampala)

Police yesterday said murders in the country were on the rise because of the rampant influx of guns and ammunition through Uganda's porous borders. Police publicist Simon Kuteesa told journalists that most of the murders in the country were a result of shooting, mob justice, assault, suicide and love gone bad. "The major challenge we have is that our borders are porous and there is no way we can fight the influx of the ammunitions," Kuteesa said, as police released... (GunPolicy.org)

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África Oriental,Uganda

Uganda Police, Army Mark Own Weapons to Curb Illicit Trade

10 August 2012

Observer (Kampala)

Hoping to curb the use of illicit small arms and light weapons, the police, army and prisons will inscribe electronic bar codes on all guns in their armouries. The country has recently been rocked by violent crimes, especially murders and armed robberies. And the police and other security organs blame this increased wave of criminal activities on illegal firearms. Speaking at a recent national workshop for the media and armed forces on the small arms and light weapons,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kenia,África Oriental,Siria,Uganda

Stemming Gun Violence in Uganda

28 July 2012

Independent (Kampala)

United Nations diplomats from over 190 countries, including Uganda, are at the organisation's headquarters in New York discussing a pact to regulate the global arms trade. The Global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) would especially check the illicit trade in arms in a global arms industry that, while amounting to US$60 billion, remains unregulated. Advocates for the treaty say this lack of regulation of the arms industry is catastrophic, as it fuels conflicts that claim... (GunPolicy.org)

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África Oriental,Uganda

Firearms, Ammo Marking to Control Illicit Gun Possession in Uganda

13 July 2012

New Vision (Kampala)

The Commissioner of Police and national coordinator of Focal Point on Small Arms, Ahmed Wafuba has advised regional governments to put in place measures that will help curb illicit possession of fire arms. According to the Nairobi Protocol, the Great Lakes regions and the Horn of Africa agreed to control as well as regulate the transfer, possession, storage, disposal plus destruction of small arms and light weapons. Despite the agreement, the region is challenged with... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kenia,Somalia,Etiopía,Uganda,Sudán de Sur

Rising Tide of Small Arms in Kenya

3 July 2012

IRIN (UN News)

DADAAB/ISIOLO — A spate of "terror" attacks, aid worker kidnappings and heightened ethnic conflict in northern Kenya have fuelled demand for small arms by civilians and criminals, say security officials. On 2 July, four foreign aid workers - all employees of NGO Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) - were rescued inside Somalia and returned to Kenya after being kidnapped in eastern Kenya's Dadaab refugee settlement; their driver was killed during the kidnap. In October... (GunPolicy.org)

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Uganda,África Oriental

East African Community Observes Week of Action Against Gun Violence

24 June 2012

New Times (Rwanda)

The Global Week of Action against Gun Violence in East Africa kicked off in Kampala, Uganda on June, 18 with a series of activities to raise awareness of how gun violence occurs, its impact on people's lives and what should be done to stop the "Gun-Culture". The event is coordinated by the EAC Secretariat in collaboration with the Uganda-based Eastern Africa Action Network on Small Arms (EAANSA) and the German International Cooperation agency (GIZ). The week will... (GunPolicy.org)

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Uganda,África Oriental

East African Community Experts to Craft Common Position for Arms Treaty

20 June 2012

Citizen (Dar es Salaam)

ARUSHA - Security experts from partner States of the East African Community (EAC) are finalising plans to craft a common position that the region will present next month at the UN ArmsTrade Treaty (ATT) in New York. Ahmed Wafuba, the coordinator of Uganda's National Focal Point (NFP) on Small Arms, says that the move will enhance efforts aimed at ridding the region of illegal firearms that have led to loss of innocent lives. "We have come up with a position and it... (GunPolicy.org)

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Uganda

Firearms Amnesty in Northern Uganda Failed to Recover any Guns at All

20 June 2012

Institute for War & Peace Reporting

After a firearms amnesty in northern Uganda failed to recover any weapons at all, experts criticised the ongoing disarmament programme for failing to engage effectively with the local population. The scheme is the latest to be launched in northern Uganda since a 20-year conflict with the rebel Lord's Resistance Army, LRA ended in 2006. The conflict led to the death of more than 100,000 people while nearly two million were forced into displacement camps. Thousands of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Burundi,Tanzania,Ruanda,África Oriental,Uganda,Kenia

Lack of Arms Trade Treaty Puts East Africa at Centre of Gun Trafficking

8 May 2012

New Vision (Kampala)

A total of 300,000 small arms and light weapons have been smuggled into Uganda and other East African community countries for the last 10 years. This is as revealed by the executive secretary East Africa Action Network on small arms (EAANSA), Richard Mugisha has revealed. Mugisha said the importation of illegal small arms was high in East Africa due to the existing arms embargoes which are too easy to break or ignore by different countries. "How can the sale of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Uganda

Uganda Soldiers, Officers Found Selling Guns to Be Subject to Firing Squad

11 April 2012

New Vision (Kampala)

Any UPDF soldier or officer found selling firearms or ammunitions to criminals will be subjected to firing squad in full public view, a General in the army warned on Tuesday. Speaking at a pipping ceremony of recently propmoted officers, a visibly riled Brig. Hussein Adda, the camp commandant Bombo said the firing squad which is provided for under the UPDF Act is better as compared to incarcerating the culprits in Luzira "because imprisoning will not solve the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Uganda

Uganda Government Asked to Expedite the Process of Small Arms Collection

8 April 2012

Uganda Pulse

Gulu Resident District Commissioner Chrissy Owori Odoi has called on government to expedite the process of collecting small arms which are still in circulation among people in Uganda. Owori says small arms still pose a big threat to this country and may retard development if it is look at carefully. Owori says the current peace which the northern region has achieved still stands in threat if small arms are in abundance on the wrong hands. Speaking during a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Uganda

Ugandan Army Soldiers Sell AK-47 Bullets to Gangsters in Local Pubs

7 April 2012

Daily Monitor (Kampala)

'In Summary 'Mine was an easy purchase' It was a Sunday when I called on an old friend at Makindye. We settled at a pub on Salama Road. Here, we found a lively group of five men chatting over bottles of beer. They conducted their conversation in Luganda and Swahili, and owing to the kind of calls they consistently made, it was clear there was something cooking. We took up seats close to their table and could clearly eavesdrop on their conversation. One of the men... (GunPolicy.org)

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Uganda

Uganda Govt Marks Police, Army, Civilians Firearms to Reduce Crime

27 March 2012

Observer (Kampala)

As part of this year's mission to create a pro-people justice system, the Justice Law and Order Sector, based at the ministry of Internal Affairs, last week labeled guns before the general public at the Railway grounds. Anthony Nahaima, legal officer for the National Focal Point on Arms and Light Weapons — the department that handles the gun labeling process — says to date, they have labeled 80 percent of police guns and 50 percent of the army's. The labeling... (GunPolicy.org)

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Uganda,Kenia

Kenya Govt Launches an Amnesty for Those in Possession of Illegal Firearms

23 March 2012

Star (Kenya)

The government has given those in possession of illegal firearms in Western province a one month amnesty to return the guns. Speaking during a two day workshop on awareness rising on the dangers of illicit small arms and light weapons in a Bungoma hotel, the Kenya National Focal Point director David Kimaiyo said the criminals have been terrosing residents of Bungoma North, Kimilili and parts of Webuye. The workshop was also attended by Upper Western regional... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kenia,Uganda

Suspected Belgian Killers Involved in Illegal Gun Trade in Uganda and Kenya

22 March 2012

New Vision (Kampala)

Four men including a police officer who allegedly murdered a Belgian tourist in Mount Elgon National Park in Kapchorwa district in 2008 were allegedly involved in an illegal firearms trade, a Police commissioner has told court. Christopher Kwerit, a commissioner in charge of political education in the Police force produced charge and caution statements before the court martial on Tuesday in which the suspects allegedly confessed that they were involved in arms trade in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Filipinas,Trinidad y Tobago,Zimbabwe,Zambia,Uganda,Tanzania,Senegal,República Democrática del Congo,Pakistán,Nigeria,Níger,Namibia,Marruecos,Mauritania,Malawi,Madagascar,Costa de Marfil,Burkina Faso,Botswana,Egipto,Angola,Argelia,Sudáfrica,Ghana,China,Estados Unidos,Austria,Rusia,Israel,Bahrein,Asia,África,Brasil

Brazil Arms Exports: Country Preaches Peace, Sells Tons of Arms

28 February 2012

Huffington Post (USA)

A small, scratched metal can thrown on the ground created Brazil's first diplomatic embarrassment of 2012. The canister of tear gas had been collected by pro-democracy activists in Bahrain. Stamped across the can in blue was a Brazilian flag and the words 'MADE IN BRAZIL.' One year had passed since Bahrain became the stage for pro-democracy protests by the majority Shiites against the Sunni monarchy commanded by king Hamad bin-Isa Khalifa. The protesters had been... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kenia,Sudán,República Democrática del Congo,Uganda

Uganda Government is Drafting a Bill to Tighten, Control, Limit Firearm Use

25 February 2012

Monitor (Kampala)

The government is drafting a bill to tighten, control and limit the use of firearms by security agencies and civilians across the country. The Firearms, Ammunition and Related Materials Bill seeks to harmonise all existing laws governing possession of guns, including the Firearms Act, 1970. The 1970 Act only regulates ownership of firearms held by individuals, while those held by the police and security agencies are governed under separate laws. It is not known how... (GunPolicy.org)

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Uganda

Uganda Government Drafts Tougher Firearms Act to Scale Down Gun Misuse

23 February 2012

Monitor (Kampala)

The government is drafting a bill to regulate the possession of firearms held by security agencies and civilians. The Firearms, Ammunition and Related Materials Bill seeks to harmonize all existing laws governing possession of guns, including the Firearms Act 1970. The act only regulates ownership of firearms held by individuals, while those held by the police and security agencies are governed under separate laws. Under the new licensing system, the Government will... (GunPolicy.org)

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