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Nigeria announces major nationwide anti-terror operation

Lagos, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigeria announced the launch of a major military operation across the country to combat insecurity, the army said in a statement on Saturday. The annual exercise code-named “CROCODILE SMILE” is part of the army’s efforts to combat insecurity in the West African nation, said Sagir Musa, …

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UPDF deploys amid chaos in Kyebando over imported voters

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The army has deployed in Kyebando Central after chaos erupted at St. Paul Primary School where members of National Resistance in Kyebando Central have turned up in hundreds to cast their vote. The NRM is voting for flag bearers for Local Council 3 Chairman and …

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Museveni hails professionalism as UPDF passes out 4,325

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | UPDF on Sunday passed out 4,325, the largest number ever recorded in a single intake. President Yoweri Museveni, the Commander-In-Chief, preside over the pass-out, and noted that the UPDF is now a professional institution that attracts citizens of various academic qualifications and professions. He …

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MPs disagree on removal of army representatives from parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament sitting on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee have urged the House to reject a proposal by the Opposition to remove the army from being represented in parliament. The army is among the special interest groups currently represented in Parliament. The others …

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Brig Flavia Byekwaso new UPDF spokesperson

SPOKESPERSONS SINCE 1986 • Maj. Roland Katunguka • Col. Shaban Bantariza • Maj. Phinehas Katirima • Col. Felix Kulayigye • Lt. Paddy Ankunda • Brig. Richard Karemire • Brig Flavia Byekwaso Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | UPDF representative in parliament  Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso has been appointed Defence Spokesperson, replacing …

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Zombo detach raid: Army arrests 21 attackers

Zombo, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The army has arrested 21 people in connection with the raid of the Zombo Army Detach on Thursday. Major Ceaser Olweny the UPDF Spokesperson for 4th division who is currently commanding the hunt for the attackers confirmed that 21 attackers have been arrested as of …

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THE INDEPENDENT: Museveni action on army shootings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Museveni action on shootings: Trigger happy Lt. Col Juma Seiko makes the UPDF the target THE WEEK In court: ISO Boss Bagyenda’s son gets 32 years for murder THE LAST WORD The passing of …

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UPDF, police to deploy aircraft to fight cattle raids in Karamoja

Karamoja, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Police and the army have resolved to deploy aircraft to fight the escalating cattle raids in Karamoja sub-region. This is contained in a joint statement issued by Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga this morning. Enanga notes that the army and Police resolved to use aircraft as …

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