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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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Terror as jihadists target key northeast Nigeria road

Maiduguri, Nigeria | AFP |  The bus driver sensed straight away that he and his six passengers were in trouble when the gunmen, dressed in Nigerian army uniforms, stopped their vehicle at a checkpoint. They were on the main road connecting the city of Maiduguri in volatile northeast Nigeria with the …

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Army, police deployed at People Power meeting venue in Lira

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The police and Uganda People’s Defense Force- UPDF have sealed off Grand Pacific Hotel in Lira town, to stop supporters of the opposition pressure group-People Power from accessing the premises. The hotel had been booked to host one of the consultation meetings by Kyadondo East …

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Kenyan nationals blocked from joining UPDF in Kapchorwa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An attempt by  40 Kenyans to join the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces – UPDF in Sipi sub-region, has been foiled. The group included both male and female youths who had disguised their nationality in order to join the Ugandan army, in the ongoing recruitment …

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Algeria’s powerful army chief Ahmed Gaid Salah is dead

Algiers, Algeria | AFP | Algeria’s powerful army chief General Ahmed Gaid Salah has died of a heart attack at age 79, state television reported Monday. Gaid Salah was seen as Algeria’s de facto strongman following the April resignation of longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika in the face of massive protests …

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24 Mali soldiers and 17 jihadists die in clashes in east

Bamako, Mali | AFP | Twenty-four Malian soldiers and 17 jihadists fighters were killed in clashes in the east of the country, the army said, as security in the west African nation deteriorates further. Mali and Niger forces were carrying out a joint operation when a patrol was attacked Monday by …

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