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Uganda

18 July 2006

IRIN (UN News)

NAKAPIRIPIRIT — The fall of the infamous dictator Idi Amin heralded a new era for Uganda. Unfortunately for the northeastern region of Karamoja it also heralded the era of the gun. Fleeing soldiers abandoned their arsenal of automatic weapons and local pastoralist Karamojong quickly found that the Kalashnikov was more effective than the spear. Cattle raiding would never be the same again. Death, hunger and paralysing insecurity have been the result, both for Karamoja... (GunPolicy.org)

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