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Revisiting Operation Lightning Thunder Part II

By Ron Atinkson In this second part of our commentary revisiting Operation Lightning Thunder in Garamba, DR Congo, Ronald R. Atkinson tells the untold story of UPDF-LRA clashes, deaths and survival in the jungles. A month after Operation Lightning Thunder began, in mid-January, I began hearing accounts of what was …

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2009/10 budget we expect from Bbumba

By Patrick Kagenda Finance Minister Syda Bumba will read her maiden budget speech to the nation on June 11, 2009. With an economy hit hard by the global financial meltdown, a depreciating shilling, low exports, spiraling unemployment and biting poverty, the minister will need to pull off a delicate balance …

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Rebuilding Uganda’s marine power

By Patrick Kagenda New ferry raises Uganda’s hope of sailing big on Lake Victoria Since the defunct Uganda Railways Corporation’s marine vessel MV Kabalega, which sunk on Lake Victoria after a collision with its sister ship MV Kawa on May 8, 2005 and the grounding of both MV Pamba and …

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Revisiting ‘Operation Lightning Thunder’

By Ronald Atinkson In this first part of our commentary revisiting Operation Lightning Thunder in Garamba, DR Congo, Ronald R. Atkinson weighs the failures ‘” and successes the incursion against UPDF’s stated objectives and accountability. On December 14, 2008, the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) began bombing camps of the …

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