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UPDF explains why LDUs are deployed outside their areas of origin

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces -UPDF has finally come out to explain why Local Defense Forces-LDUs are deployed outside their areas of origin. On Tuesday this week, social media was abuzz with a video of Mityana district chairman Joseph Luzige being assaulted by UPDF and …

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Only UBC cleared to cover Kasirye Gwanga’s burial

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Only few people and media will be allowed to attend Maj. Gen Samuel Wasswa Kasirye Ggwanga’s burial on Friday. Due to rules on social distancing occasioned by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, only the family, UPDF and close friends will be allowed at the burial …

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Police explains heightened security deployment in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | This morning different parts of Kampala Metropolitan Area woke up to a more than usual security deployment of police, the UPDF and the Local defense Units. In some areas where the roadblocks and checkpoints had been removed thanks to the relaxation of the lockdown …

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Security ready to enforce wearing of face masks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Joint Security Taskforce has said they are ready to enforce the presidential directive on wearing the right quality of face masks. Speaking on Thursday at the Uganda Media Centre during the daily security briefing, Brig. Richard Karemire, the UPDF spokesperson called upon all …

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CMI commits five civilians, soldier to General Court Martial

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence –CMI has sent five civilians to the General Court Martial on allegations of being in possession of Uganda People’s Defence Forces –UPDF uniforms. UPDF Spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire said in a statement that the culprits were charged at the CMI’s …

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UPDF in Somalia repulse attacks from Al Shabab – Brig. Karemire

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces operating under the African Union Peace Keeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM])last week repulsed two attacks on their bases by the militant group Al Shabab. Speaking to scribes at the Uganda Media Centre yesterday, Brig. Richard Karemire, the spokesperson of …

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Soldiers sentenced to six months in prison for assaulting civilians

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF soldiers are to spend six months in prison for assaulting civilians at Elegu border town in Amuru district. They are Lance Corporal Constantine Winyi Abor, Privates Muhammad Makanga, John Mack Eboku, Robert Mutenga, Sylvester Ayo and Emma Ayimbisibwe. UPDF …

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UPDF cautions public against masqueraders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces –UPDF has cautioned the public against individuals masquerading as security officers enforcing curfew and other Covid-19 guidelines. Brig Richard Karemire, UPDF and Defence ministry spokesperson said it has come to the attention of the security agencies that individuals disguising …

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