News: Ugandan UN Peace Keepers accused of selling arms in Somalia

Ugandan peace keepers in SomaliaA report by the UN monitoring group on the Somali arms embargo says Ugandan peacekeepers in Somalia have been selling arms to insurgents.

It cites one incident in which a group of Ugandan soldiers allegedly received $80,000 for a transaction. Some peacekeepers are accused of setting up an arms trading network through translators. The soldiers received a wish-list of weapons from arms dealers and the weapons were then supplied from stores of equipment seized from insurgents. The monitoring group says the weapons find their way back to the insurgent group they were captured from in the first place.

The Ugandan army has already dismissed the accusations as "absolutely ridiculous." (Full)

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Source: International Aidworkers Today
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