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Experts Undertake to Initiate Institute of African Firearms

4 February 2000

All Africa News Agency

KAMPALA — Uganda has been chosen to host Institute of African Firearms by a team of African experts who met here for days meeting from January 16. The institute, which will be working within the United Nations African Institute For Prevention Of Crime and Treatment Of Offenders UNAFRI will among others promote effective co-operation, collaboration and co-ordination of efforts by African governments towards combating trafficking in fire arms and ammunition. It will... (GunPolicy.org)

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Battle Against Gun Trafficking Starts

13 January 2000

Kampala New Vision (Uganda)

KAMPALA — Experts from 17 member states of United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFRI), have resolved to fight illegal firearms trafficking in Africa. The resolution was made after a three-day meeting at Kampala International Conference Centre. "It was agreed that initiatives be carried out in the region to address the issue of possession, trafficking and misuse of firearms. The problem in the Great Lakes... (GunPolicy.org)

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Give Each Civilian in War Zone a Gun

29 December 1999

Daily Monitor (Kampala), Opinion

KAMPALA — Here's what I want to say in this commentary: I think everybody in Uganda should be given a machine gun. I admit, the idea is crazy and dangerous. Unfortunately, parts of Uganda have also become crazy and dangerous. So now, Ugandans must look at crazed and terrible solutions, if they want to protect themselves and their families. Here's why I feel this way. Rebels of the lunatic "Allied Democratic Forces," or ADF, are once more attacking in western... (GunPolicy.org)

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Burundi Arms Seized

7 December 1999

New Vision (Kampala) / Africa News

KAMPALA, Uganda — The army is holding 560 metric tonnes of assorted arms, which the Burundi defence ministry recently imported from China, repoorts Yunusu Abbey. Military sources said the weapons, loaded in 28 containers each 20ft in size, were seized immediately on arrival at Malaba border post on October 10. "It seems the consignment was being ferried on Ugandan territory without government consent. Since the issue involved arms which belonged to another... (GunPolicy.org)

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20 Cows per Gun

25 October 1999

New Vision (Kampala) / Africa News

KAMPALA, Uganda — The Karimojong have agreed to surrender their guns on condition that government pays them 20 cows per gun surrendered. The resolution was read by Loroo LC5 councillor Pius Lalat to Karimojong MPs at a meeting at Amudat, Upe county, Moroto, Thursday. A kraal leader, Yerer said, "I am tired of my gun and can surrender it. But we do not manufacture guns. We bought them using cows so the Government should pay for them by refunding our cattle." Yerer, a... (GunPolicy.org)

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10,000 Civilians in Kampala Have Guns

23 May 1999

Daily Monitor (Kampala)

Kampala City has over 10,000 licenced firearms in private hands, Sunday Monitor has learnt. An unspecified number of guns, particularly pistols, is also believed to be in the hands of Members of Parliament and businessmen. Some sources put the number at about 100. A reliable source close to the Internal Security Organisation (ISO), told Sunday Monitor that the rate at which civilians are demanding for guns is alarming. "Too many guns are a problem. The reasons for them... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mandela Stops Weapon Sales to Uganda, Rwanda

21 March 1999

Africa News Service

KAMPALA — Nelson Mandela's government is moving to stop arms sale to Uganda, Rwanda and other countries involved in armed conflicts in the region. The chairman of the Pretoria based National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) Kader Asmal said said the South African government has decided to destroy all surplus small arms rather than sell them. Kabila's Congo, Zimbabwe and Angola, fighting rebels who enjoy sympathy from Uganda and Rwanda will also not receive... (GunPolicy.org)

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Seven Shot Dead in Kampala on Eve of Clinton Trip

24 March 1998


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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