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EAC armed forces exercise to steer joint conflict resolution

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | East African Community-EAC member states are expected to use the ongoing joint field training exercise, to strengthen joint operations within the region. The joint exercise dubbed “Ushirikiano Imara, 2022,” which is being conducted in the three districts of Mayuge, Jinja, and Buikwe, has attracted …

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Brig Flavia Byekwaso new UPDF spokesperson

SPOKESPERSONS SINCE 1986 • Maj. Roland Katunguka • Col. Shaban Bantariza • Maj. Phinehas Katirima • Col. Felix Kulayigye • Lt. Paddy Ankunda • Brig. Richard Karemire • Brig Flavia Byekwaso Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | UPDF representative in parliament  Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso has been appointed Defence Spokesperson, replacing …

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Army confirms Franco Gashumba arrest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The army has today paraded Franco Gashumba in front of the press, confirming his arrest and accusing him of impersonating Ministry of Defence and Veterans Affairs (MODVA) officials with an aim to fleece investors. The army said that Gashumba was arrested on Sunday when he turned …

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THIS WEEK: UPDF officials who shot civilian convicted

THIS WEEK: UPDF officials who shot civilian convicted Three Uganda People Defence Forces (UPDF) officials were on July22 tried and convicted for shooting dead a civilian, Paul Tumukunde. The Division Court Martial of the Special Forces Command (SFC) that sat in Sembabule town sentenced to death Constable Canan Nkamuhebwa attached …

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UPDF: Military police has not taken over Uganda Police powers

Ministry of Defence and Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) spokesperson Brigadier Richard Karemire has released a statement refuting a report in a Kampala daily that “President Yoweri Museveni has fallen out with Police chief Gen. Kale Kayihura and has transferred police powers to the military police.” In his statement posted …

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