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‘Do not intimidate us, we have the support of the army’

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | A section of NRM MPs behind the proposed amendment of article 102 of the constitution to lift the age limit of the presidency have said they will not be intimidated by anyone, stressing they have support of the army. The group led by State Minister …

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Lesotho king: murder of army commander an ’embarrassment’

Malibamatso, Lesotho | AFP |  Lesotho’s King Letsie III said Thursday the killing of the country’s army commander last week had caused “embarrassment” and”scared”the small mountain kingdom. Khoantle Motsomotso was gunned down by rival officers as the struggle between the tiny nation’s military and politicians continues to be marred by …

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Women murder suspects to return to court on October 3

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Nabweru Magistrates Court has further remanded to Luzira Prison 13 people who were charged in relation to women murders in Nansana Municipality in Wakiso district. They now return to court on October 03, 2017. The suspects Tuesday morning appeared before Chief magistrate Esther Nansambu and prosecution’s Joan Keko informed …

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HRW accuses Mali, Burkina troops of sweeping rights abuses

Bamako, Mali | AFP | Malian and Burkinabe soldiers have killed, tortured and disappeared civilians while trying to root out jihadists in central Mali, Human Rights Watch said Friday. “Mali and Burkina Faso military operations to counter the growing presence of Islamist armed groups in central Mali have resulted in …

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Egypt, US armies set to resume joint exercise

  Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Egypt’s military will host a biennial exercise with the US army next week for the first time since 2009, it said in a statement on Tuesday. The Bright Star exercise, scheduled every two years since 1981, will take place this year from September 10 …

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Lesotho’s army chief Lt. Gen Motsomotso shot dead

Lesotho’s army chief shot dead by rival soldiers Maseru, Lesotho | AFP | Lesotho’s army commander was shot dead by rival officers at a military barracks on Tuesday, an official told AFP, in an apparent assassination set to revive instability in the mountainous African kingdom. “The commander (Khoantle Motsomotso) has been …

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‘UPDF has not, and will not deploy in Kenya’

‘Uganda army has not, and will not deploy in Kenya’ Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has refuted media reports that they are on standby to support security operations in Kenya. “The UPDF wishes to totally denounce these allegations which are totally false, alarmist and misleading,” said Brig. …

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First batch of RPF regional troops arrive in South Sudan

150 troops from Rwanda arrive in South Sudan for the regional protection force (RPF). Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  The head of South Sudan’s UN mission announced on Tuesday the long-awaited arrival of troops from a regional force meant to patrol roads and quell violence in the war-ravaged country. …

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South Sudan army takes Machar stronghold

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | South Sudan government forces said Monday they had seized the rebel stronghold of Pagak near the Ethiopian border, after weeks of heavy fighting that forced thousands to flee the region. Military spokesman Dickson Gatluak said rebel forces loyal to exiled former deputy president Riek Machar …

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