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East African countries start training of rapid reaction forces

Kampala, Uganda | Xinhua | Troops from 10 East African countries on Monday began a two-week training at the United Nations Regional Service Centre in Uganda. Personnel from Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda participated in the training that aims to create synergies and enhance …

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Army Court denies bail to two teachers accused of assaulting student

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Nakasongola Army Barracks Unit Disciplinary Court has denied bail to Corporal Jackson Bitaryebwa and Private Enoth Tindimwebwa, both teachers who are accused of assaulting a student. The two reportedly beat up Andrew Kasita, a Senior One student at Nakasongola Army Secondary School on …

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Sudanese army says will help evacuate foreign nationals

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | The Sudanese army on Saturday said it would help to secure the evacuation of foreign diplomats and nationals amid Sudan’s deadly clashes between the army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). According to a Sudanese army statement, its General Commander Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan received calls from …

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Welfare of security officers dominates sector debate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The welfare of police and army officers dominated the debate of the Defence and Internal Affairs sector as Members of Parliament called for improved working conditions. The debate followed the presentation of the sector report by the Chairperson of the Defence and Internal Affairs Committee,  …

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Somalia says army kills over 3,000 al-Shabab militants in 6 months

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | Somalia said more than 3,000 al-Shabab militants have been killed and 3,700 more sustained injuries since the government started a military operation against the terror group six months ago. The Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism said some 70 towns and villages which were under al-Shabab have …

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Nytil gets deal to manufacture uniforms for Equatorial Guinea army

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni on Thursday flagged off the export of military consignments manufactured by Southern Ranger Nyanza Limited (Nytil)to Equatorial Guinea. The consignment included 5,400 cartons of army uniforms and accessories for the Equatorial Guinea army manufactured in Uganda. The items were first displayed to President …

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UPDF: Corporal Okwi sentenced to 40 years for murder

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Fourth Division Military Court Martial has sentenced a Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) soldier to 40 years in jail for the murder of a civilian on Christmas Day at Bondo Military barracks in Arua district. Court presided over by the fourth Division Military …

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