CSOs call for better ways to mitigate genocides in Africa
Civil society organizations against acts of genocide and atrocities under their body, Global action against mass atrocity crimes (GAAMAC) are tasking all states to ensure they set up better mechanism geared towards mitigating acts of crime of war among other atrocities from happening.
Convening in Kampala ahead of the main global conference yet to kick off in the coming three days in Uganda, the GAAMAC members are to formulate and adopt a communiqué to be presented in the coming symposium that brings together both stake actors, academia and civil society who debate on how to prevent the occurrence of such huge crimes among them being genocides, wars and many others.
Speaking to Muhammed Ndifuuna the executive director, HURINET who are also members, he reveals that Africa as a continent has for long had standing wars and genocides which have left many crimes behind.
He says this could have been prevented if the continent had better and tough policies on acts of wars and atrocities as the perpetrators would slow down on their plans which then result into such great crimes.
However, the chairperson committee on the prevention of practices of genocide in Uganda, Dr. Brian Kalenge called upon the parliament of Uganda to act very fast and pass the genocide prevention commission bill 2015 into law as a measure to deter wrong elements from orchestrating acts of genocide in the country.