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Uganda

4 April 2006

IRIN (UN News)

KAMPALA — The Ugandan army has embarked on an exercise to seize firearms held illegally by ethnic Karamajong pastoralists in the northeastern region of the country, in a bid to stem escalating incidents of violence, a military spokesman said. "Today we are starting the forcible disarmament in Karamoja. We have been using the carrot-and-stick approach, urging them to surrender the guns and arresting and charging those found on the roads or in neighbouring areas... (GunPolicy.org)

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