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Court Martial frees South Sudan General first charged in 2018

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The General Court Martial in Makindye has freed Lt. General William Mark Orobi from South Sudan People’s Liberations Army-SPLA. It came after the prosecution dropped the charges of unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition against Orobi. The general first appeared before the former court martial …

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Uganda buys Chinese arms for war on ADF

A partnership between the UPDF and one of China’s largest defence contractors could upset allies America Kampala, Uganda  | IAN KATUSIIME | On Nov. 30, the Ugandan army alongside the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Forces (FARDC) launched joint air and artillery strikes against camps of the Congo-based Uganda rebels …

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Reformed rustlers flee for their lives after handing guns to army

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Karimojong ex-rustlers who voluntarily handed over their guns to the army and received certificates from the forces have abandoned their homes for fear of being attacked by armed rustlers who are accusing them of surrendering. Peter Apuun, one of those who handed over his gun …

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FIREARMS: 82 Karimajong warriors sentenced

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UPDF 3rd Division Court Martial has sentenced 82 Karamojong warriors to prison for Illegal possession of firearms. Col. Francis B. Bateraho, the 3rd Division Court Martial Chairperson delivered the sentences on Friday at Moroto Government Prison. The sentences ranged from 3- 10 years. …

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Putin rejects US claim Russia breaking arms treaty

Moscow, Russia | AFP | President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday dismissed US claims Russia is violating a major Cold War treaty limiting mid-range nuclear arms, as a senior general lashed out at Washington’s attempts to “contain” Moscow. The tense rhetoric comes a day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said …

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Macron rejects calls to halt Saudi arms sales over Khashoggi

Bratislava, Slovakia | AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday brushed off pressure to halt lucrative arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying such calls were “pure demagoguery”. Sales of weapons to Riyadh — France’s second biggest customer after India — have “nothing …

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Trudeau: Canada could scrap Saudi defense deal over rights

Montreal, Canada | AFP | Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada could cancel a multi-billion dollar defense contract with Saudi Arabia following the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in an interview broadcast Sunday. Trudeau, speaking on French-language talk show “Tout Le Monde En Parle” — recorded Thursday, before Riyadh confirmed …

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