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Massive army, police deployment on roads to Kotido

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is heavy deployment of joint Police and Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF troops on major highways connecting Kotido district to other districts in Karamoja. The deployment is meant to stem ambushes by suspected Jie warriors targeting motorists and other road users. Micheal Longole, the …

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EAC armed forces exercise to steer joint conflict resolution

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | East African Community-EAC member states are expected to use the ongoing joint field training exercise, to strengthen joint operations within the region. The joint exercise dubbed “Ushirikiano Imara, 2022,” which is being conducted in the three districts of Mayuge, Jinja, and Buikwe, has attracted …

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Court to decide on Gen Kainerugaba parties, ‘campaigns’

Lawyer Petitions Court to Declare Kainerugaba’s Birthday Parties and ‘Campaign’ Illegal Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Human Rights Lawyer Gawaya Tegulle has petitioned the Constitutional Court in Kampala seeking an order directing Lt General Muhoozi Kainerugaba to desist from carrying on political activities while he is still a serving …

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What’s hidden in Muhoozi’s tweets?

COMMENT | Moses Baguma | On Monday 21st of February 2022, Peter G. Mwesige, a seasoned journalist, shared photos of The Crusader newspapers bearing an interview he conducted with a 23-year-old Muhoozi Kainerugaba in 1997. In the interview, the first son identified himself as a contemplative person. If one capable of …

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Karamoja: Security forces warn those misusing social media

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security forces currently battling armed cattle rustlers in Karamoja region have asked cautioned social media users against tarnishing their image. Michael Longole, the Mt. Moroto Regional Police spokesperson, says that some people have taken to social media to spread malicious propaganda against the joint …

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Nigerian troops kill 4 terrorists in gunfight

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua |  Nigerian troops killed four terrorists in a gunfight in the southeastern state of Anambra earlier this week, the army said Wednesday. The military received a distress call on Monday, which reported that some terrorists were enforcing an illegal sit-at-home order and firing gunshots sporadically in …

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Kulayigye back as UPDF spokesperson

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni, the Commander in Chief of the army, has reappointed Brig Gen Felix Kulayigye as Defence and Army Spokesperson, a position he served in, between 2005- 2013. He replaces Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso who is set to attend a one-year course at National …

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Israeli army to build laser-based shield against missiles

Jerusalem, Israel | Xinhua | Israel will start using a laser-based system to intercept missiles within a year, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced on Tuesday. “Within about a year, the IDF (Israel Defense Force) will bring into action a laser-based interception system, first experimentally, and later operationally,” Bennett told …

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