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Black gold: Report pins security for protecting charcoal cartels

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A report by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized crime has faulted the Uganda Police and the Army for their role in illegal charcoal trade. The research conducted in Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan interviewed 348 people with direct involvement in the value chain as …

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Every Ugandan will be accounted for – Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has distanced the army and other security forces from the ongoing forced disappearances of people across the country in the lead-up to and after the January polls. The President says that the security forces including the army and police are taught …

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Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba back, Sabiiti out

  ✳ Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba Comd SFC/presidential adviser on security ✳ Maj Gen Paul Lokech -Deputy IGP ✳ Maj Gen James Birungyi to South Sudan for Special assignments. ✳ Maj Gen Sabiiti Muzei returns to UPDF General Hqtrs. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President and Commander In Chief Gen …

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President launches SFC’s Gen Museveni House

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has today commissioned the newly built headquarters of the Special Forces Command. It is named the General Yoweri Museveni House. Museveni hailed the army for using their own expertise to build the house, stating that they had saved close to sh6 billion …

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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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