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UPDF officer accused of torturing civilians bailed

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Fourth Infantry Division Court Martial in Gulu City has granted bail to Maj. Travers Kibuuka, the embattled former 2nd in command of the UPDF 71st battalion accused of torturing civilians. The army disciplinary court charged Maj. Kibuuka 38 of two counts of assault and …

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KARAMOJA: 284 civilians killed in six months

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 284 civilians have died in the Karamoja Region in the last six months during cattle raids and operations against illegal guns. The civilians were killed by both security forces and suspected cattle rustlers. Michael Longole, the Mt Moroto Regional Police Spokesperson says that they have …

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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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