Tag Archives: Uganda

Torture alleged in Uganda

This editorial calls for investigation into two recent cases in Uganda in which groups of defendants brought to court were suffering from apparent physical abuse by police, emphasizing that “it is … not right for the police to take the law into … Continue reading

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Ugandan specialist officers sent for retraining

All members of Uganda’s “Flying Squad” anti-crime unit have been sent for retraining following complaints of corruption and torture. According to this article, the unit’s name has changed several times over the last 15 years while assignment and training practices … Continue reading

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Police most corrupt in Uganda

This article reports that a recent survey of 10,000 Ugandans rated the police the most corrupt government institution in the country, consistent with earlier surveys and a 2012 inspectorate report.

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Harmonizing police training in East Africa

This article reports an agreement among several countries in East Africa to harmonize their police training curricula in order to facilitate joint investigations and other regional security initiatives.

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Preferential policing in Uganda

This commentary from a retired judge criticizes the Ugandan police for identifying too closely with the current regime rather than providing even-handed protection to everyone across the whole political spectrum.

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African police assist Somalia

This article reports that Nigeria and Uganda will each deploy one Formed Police Unit of 140 personnel to assist police in Somalia with patrolling, crime prevention, and public order. Several thousand soldiers are already deployed to Somalia under the banner … Continue reading

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Commentary supports African police cooperation

This commentary from the Interpol director for Uganda explains the background for recent meetings among African police chiefs and argues that Afripol is nothing more than a basis for regional cooperation in the same vein as Europol, Ameripol, etc. It … Continue reading

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