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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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ECOWAS suspends membership of Burkina Faso

Accra, Ghana | XINHUA | The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has suspended the membership of Burkina Faso over a military coup, said a communique issued by the regional bloc. The decision was made by the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the regional body during …

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DRC nationals hail UPDF

Bunia, DRC | THE INDEPENDENT | Nationals of the Democratic Republic of Congo have applauded Uganda Peoples Defense forces-UPDF for raiding Allied Democratic forces-ADF camps in Eastern DRC. The UPDF, in a joint operation with DRC forces, launched a series of strikes against the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF militants in neighbouring …

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Army says puzzled by missing Gen Katumba Wamala bodyguards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) is puzzled over the whereabouts of the body guards of General Katumba Wamala, the former army commander and Works and Transport Minister, who was shot at this morning. Unidentified gunmen riding on motorcycles intercepted Katumba Wamala’s vehicle registration …

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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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