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Nouvelles sur les armes à feu

Ouganda

Let Guns Return

5 April 2002

New Vision (Kampala)

The foothills of Morulinga in Moroto district were not exactly your dream Easter holiday resort. The heat was scorching and the dust blinding, leaving one with a hurting sight, pale skin and endless thirst. That President Yoweri Museveni and First Lady Janet spent their Easter here told a lot about the President's work method: he goes the extra mile to be with the ordinary folks. The Karimojong neighbours of the President at Morulinga, trapped in their ancient... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ouganda

Profits Boost Arms Deals

28 March 2002

New Vision (Kampala)

The huge profit margins from the sale of firearms in the Karamoja region have been identified as some of the major factors for the increased arms trafficking in north-eastern Uganda. Darlington Lorika, the co-odinator of Action for Development of local communities, said deployment of security operatives in the area for long periods without adequate payment also contributed to insecurity in the region. He said since land in Karamoja did not favour agriculture and the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ouganda

Kategaya Lifts Firearms Ban

26 March 2002

New Vision (Kampala)

The First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs, Eriya Kategaya (pictured right), has lifted the ban on acquisition of firearms by civilians. The ban, which was imposed in July last year, was intended to allow the Inspector General of Police to institute measures of securing proper control and regulation of civilian firearms. My ministry is satisfied with the new measures and I now take this opportunity to announce that the ban has been lifted,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ouganda

Bullets, Not Guns Are the Problem in Karamoja

20 February 2002

Daily Monitor (Kampala), Editorial

In his New Year's address to the nation, President Yoweri Museveni set Feb. 15 as the deadline for the armed Karimojong warriors to hand to government their guns peacefully so as to end their raids in the neighbouring districts. As we await the next phase of disarmament, where government may use force, Andrew Allam, a freelance journalist in Kampala, argues that government's focus on taking away the guns is a no-winner:- Most people know that the Karimojong got the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ouganda

Army to Destroy Illegal Weapons

19 February 2002

New Vision (Kampala)

All illegal guns recovered from the Karimojong during the disarmament exercise will be destroyed. Capt. Kagoro Asingura, the small arms desk officer of the UPDF, however, said guns found to have been attained from previous Ugandan armies will be deemed to belong to the army and will be retained by the UPDF. He was addressing a meeting on small arms held in Kampala on Friday. "All the guns obtained by the Karimojong from illicit gun trade must be destroyed. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ouganda

Government Forces Accused of Involvement in Arms Trade

18 February 2002

UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

The Ugandan government has defended itself against criticisms by Amnesty International to the effect that the Ugandan police and army are linked to a flourishing illegal arms trade in the country. Responding for the government, Ofono Opondo, spokesman for the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), on Monday told IRIN that President Yoweri Museveni's government had, on the contrary, impounded several illegal arms consignments destined for other countries in Africa,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ouganda

Amnesty Cites Uganda in Arms Deal

16 February 2002

New Vision (Kampala)

Amnesty International has listed Uganda among notorious countries dealing in illicit arms, reports Cyprian Musoke. The Amnesty International Ugandan president, Richard Omongole, yesterday said at a follow-up meeting on the UN Conference on small arms at the Grand Imperial Hotel that Uganda is also among countries cited for misuse of small arms. But Omongole did not reveal Uganda's ranking on the International scale. "In Amnesty, we look at situations used by... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ouganda

Karamojong Dump Guns for Bees

9 February 2002

New Vision (Kampala)

Karimojong will switch to beekeeping and sustainable agriculture as an alternative to cattle rustling. This was agreed after a meeting between a visiting Karimojong delegation and their Members of Parliament recently. Over 230 Karimajong together with their area MPs, from the districts of Kotido, Nakapiripiriti and Moroto early this week attended a one-day training workshop in modern beekeeping and sustainable agriculture at the honey refinery in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ouganda

Kampala AK-47 Ends Up in Young Congolese Rebel Hands

24 January 2002

Daily Monitor (Kampala)

The AKM-47, serial number DA 0889 1995, is traced to an obscure arms factory in Romania On Dec. 23 and 24, Paul Salopek, the foreign correspondent of the Chicago Tribune, published two pieces about gunrunning in the DR Congo war. Here's a heavily edited version of the two pieces that say something about Uganda's role. These reports were written out of Beni in Congo and Bangui, Central African Republic:- Grace Ikombi's gun is much like 35 million other Kalashnikov... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ouganda

Govt Hailed on New Gun Deadline

7 January 2002

New Vision (Kampala)

Members of the Moroto-Nakapiripit NGO forum have hailed government for extending its deadline for the voluntary surrender of guns by the Pokot and Karimojong warriors. The coordinator of the Pokot, Karimojong, Turkana and Sabiny peace and reconciliation project, Paschal Ngorok, recently said the extension of the deadline to mid February would enable them carry on the sensitisation exercise. President Yoweri Museveni had given January 2, as the official deadline for... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ouganda

K'jong Now Flee With Guns

18 December 2001

Daily Monitor (Kampala)

Over 5,000 Pokot warriors who oppose the disarmament exercise have fled into Kenya in a bid to retain their arms, UPDF officials here have said. The 63rd battalion commander Major Augustine Anywar revealed Sunday that thousands of warriors from Looro and Karita sub- counties have entered into Kenya with an unknown number of cattle. The warriors left the country with their cattle through Kalapata into Kenya for fear of loosing their arms. We are waiting for orders... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ouganda

Karamojong Surrender 10,000 Guns

17 December 2001

Daily Monitor (Kampala)

Karimojong have handed over 10,000 guns in the on-going disarmament programme. Most of the guns were looted from Motoro barracks in 1979 while others were bought from Sudan. The minister of state for Northern Uganda Rehabilitation Omwony Ojwok who hails from Abim in in Kotido said that the number of rifles being recovered has risen to over 10,000 and more were still pouring in. He pointed out that by Friday, the number of handed over arms was approaching 11,000 while... (GunPolicy.org)

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Soudan,Ouganda

Karamojong Fighters Hand Over 3,000 Guns

4 December 2001

Daily Monitor (Kampala)

More than 3,000 illegal guns were Sunday voluntarily handed over to government by the Karimojong community at the launch of the long awaited disarmament exercise of the region. The exercise was launched by President Yoweri Museveni at Moroto Boma ground, a statement from State House Sunday, said. It is being carried out simultaneously throughout the three districts of Moroto, Kotido and Nakapiripirit. The statement said 1,200 illegal guns were voluntarily handed over... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ouganda

Ugandan Herders Hand in Arms

3 December 2001

BBC News

The Ugandan Government says Karamojong cattle herdsmen have handed in more than 3,000 guns at the start of a disarmament campaign in the remote north-east of the country. A government statement said President Yoweri Museveni witnessed the exercise in Moroto district and thanked the Karamojong for responding positively to his call to hand in illegal guns voluntarily. He reassured them that the army would protect them from cattle rustlers who cross from Kenya and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ouganda

Arms Trade Fuels Border Insecurity

27 November 2001

New Vision (Kampala)

A research carried out by ADOL revealed that Gulu is a major source of internal ammunition Security along the border regions of Uganda, Kenya and Sudan was the major subject of focus during an international conference on Small arms trafficking held in Jinja recently. It has been alleged that some rogue UPDF (Uganda People's Defence Forces) and SPLA (Sudanese People's Liberation Army) soldiers are also behind the sale of arms and ammunition, most of which find their... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ouganda

Arms Control

10 October 2001

New Vision (Kampala)

Uganda is to set up an agency to monitor the proliferation of small arms. The agency, to be known as the National Focal Point, is to begin work next May under the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The recommendation was reached on Monday at a workshop on how to deal with the proliferation of arms in the Great Lakes Region. The worshop was closed to the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ouganda

United Nations is Hoping to Hinder Gunrunners

8 July 2001

Chicago Tribune / AP

ENTEBBE, Uganda — Africa's most notorious gunrunner is rarely seen these days at his gracious mansion, whose walls overlook the mud lanes and banana groves of this obscure equatorial town. "Mister Victor's house," as it is locally known, seems eerily still. A door buzzer goes unanswered. And when a tight-lipped neighbor suggests knocking again the next morning, a return visit reveals shiny new padlocks on the compound's imposing iron gates. Mister Victor — or... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ouganda

Arms Centre Welcome

18 June 2001

New Vision (Kampala)

A Firearms Centre is to be established in Uganda. The centre will be part of the effort to eradicate illicit firearm trafficking in Africa. For it to succeed, it will need political and financial support; otherwise it will be a vain effort. Armed conflicts in Africa are fuelled by the availability of cheap and small arms. Several arms dealers from developed countries are ferrying guns to Africa and offering them at cheap price. It is in their interest to see Africans... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ouganda

Museveni Offers to Buy Guns from Karamojong

26 February 2001

Daily Monitor (Kampala)

KAMPALA — The Presidents Office is considering to buy guns from Karimojong warriors as a peaceful means of disarmament, President Museveni has said. "We are still thinking of buying arms but it should not turn out to be a business, people may want to take advantage of the offer and rush to Sudan and Kenya and start flowing arms for transaction," Museveni said during his campaign rally in Moroto Boma Grounds Feb. 22. He said modalities to avoid arms proliferation are... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ouganda

Ridding the Karamojong of Guns

22 January 2001

BBC News

A seven-month process to disarm the Karamojong of some 20,000 weapons began at the weekend, after a six-month delay. The government plans to take away the guns of the Karamojong cattle keepers who live in remote north-eastern districts of Moroto and Kotido. The Karamojong have been armed for the past 20 years and use the guns in interclan and cross border cattle rustling raids, but the government has finally had enough. The cow is at the centre of the Karamojong... (GunPolicy.org)

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