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UPDF to probe LDU recruitment exercise

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF has set up a team to investigate irregularities that marred the recruitment exercise of Local Defence Unit-LDU personnel. Last month, UPDF recruited about 10,000 LDUs to boost the already existing number across the countryside. The recruitment exercise that lasted for …

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UPDF imposter nabbed smuggling pens worth UGX 300 million

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority-URA field service team has arrested a man identified as Davis Bakashabaruhanga who was allegedly found smuggling 200 high end ink pens, worth 300 million shillings. Bakashabaruhanga, who donned full military attire was reportedly driving a truck registration number UAE 050F accompanied by …

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UPDF officer interrogated over Natete bar shooting incident

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Investigations into the Natete bar brawl in which one person was shot dead have pinned three people including a UPDF soldier attached to the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence-CMI. Magidu Mugwanya, a 43-year-old resident of Kibumbiro B zone in Busega parish in Rubaga division was gunned …

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Museveni promotes five senior army officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has promoted five more senior Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) personnel. According to a statement released on Tuesday by the Defence Spokesperson, Brig Flavia Byekwaso, the five officers have been promoted to the ranks of Brigadier General and Major General respectively. They include …

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There are groups threatening President Museveni’s swearing in – UPDF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF has said there are groups of individuals plotting violence, threatening to disrupt the 12th May ceremony as President Museveni swears in for a new term. Addressing journalists at Naguru police headquarters today, UPDF spokesperson Brig Flavia Byekwaso said they have got …

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UPDF has no issue with Kyagulanyi’s body armors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF has said it has no issue with the decision by presidential candidate, Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine to put on body armors during his campaign meetings. UPDF’s response through spokesperson, Brig Flavia Byekwaso comes hours after Kyagulanyi posted a picture …

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UDPF spokesperson confirms security is holding NUP’s Kibalama

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) has admitted that sister security agencies are holding former President of the National Unity Platform-NUP, Moses Nkonge Kibalama. Speaking to reporters today at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Brig. Flavia Byekwaso, the spokesperson of the UPDF said …

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