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M23 accuses FARDC, coalition of striking positions of displaced locals

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | M23 rebels are accusing the Congolese government troops, the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC), and their militia coalition of using fighter jets and heavy artillery to strike positions hosting displaced civilians in Bwiza and surrounding groupings in Rutshuru territory, North Kivu …

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AUC chief condemns killing of 132 civilians in central Mali

Addis, Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) Moussa Faki Mahamat on Tuesday condemned the killing of 132 civilians in central Mali. A total of 132 civilians were killed in three villages in the rural commune of Bankass in central Mali, the Malian government said in …

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Recruiting more LDUs will throw Uganda into anarchy – Security analysts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security analysts have warned that Uganda risks being plunged into anarchy by recruiting and keeping armed Local Defence Units-LDUs in the civilian populace. Uganda People’s Defence Force-UPDF is finalizing with the recruitment of 10,000 more Local Defence Unit personnel. But security analysts Fred Egesa and …

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Supreme Court halts implementation of orders in Kabaziguruka’s case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Court has stopped the implementation of orders of the Constitutional Court which among others, barred civilians from being prosecuted before the General Court Martial. The Constitutional Court had ordered that the files for all civilians facing trial before the General Court Martial be transferred …

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