A UN meeting on crime prevention will bring together experts and top government officials from 52 African countries in Kampala next week. The two-day conference, organised by the Vienna-based UN Centre for International Crime Prevention in cooperation with the African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, is to focus on the rule of law and anti-crime strategies. According to a UN release received by IRIN, African countries are facing an upsurge in crime in the wake of major political and economic changes. The conference, hosted by the Ugandan government, takes place from 7-9 December.
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