oa Focus on Arms in Africa - Securing Uganda's Borders



Small arms and light weapons' proliferation continues to be a major concern with devastating consequences for civilians - men, women and children. The spread of weapons across borders, often undetected, has further destabilised communities who live along these borders. Banditry, crime and cattle rustling have become common activities along the border between Uganda and Kenya. A recent joint meeting of Kenyan and Ugandan officials identified illegal firearms as a major cause of cattle rustling and banditry along their common border. The result has been a heavy toll in human life and livelihoods.


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