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Army kills six Karamojong warriors in Kapelebyong

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least six suspected Karamojong warriors dressed in the Local Defense Unit-LDU uniforms have been shot dead by the government forces in Kapelebyong district. Ronald Kedi Ongodia, the acting Kapelebyong Resident District Commissioner-RDC says the cattle rustlers fell into an ambush laid by the LDUs …

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Gen. Muhoozi is back

Bad news for Bobi Wine supporters Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | What should be the main takeaway from President Yoweri Museveni’s Dec.16 re-appointment of his son, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, to head the Special Forces Command and Maj. Gen. Paul Lokech to be the deputy inspector general of police …

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Woman assaulted by LDUs accuses UPDF of neglect

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A woman, who was allegedly assaulted by Local Defence Unit personnel enforcing Covid19 orders, has accused the Uganda People’s Defence Forces of neglecting her. Maria Namakula, who was beaten while returning from a clinic in Mityana Municipality, said she was promised by senior UPDF officers …

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LDUs, suspected Karamojong rustlers exchange gunfire in Agago

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local Defense Unit-LDU personnel have foiled a cattle robbery by suspected Karamojong rustlers in Agago district. According to information obtained by URN, nine heavily armed rustlers invaded Lakwa central village in Omia pachwa sub-county on Wednesday night where they looted four animals belonging to …

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UPDF conducting refresher course for LDUs

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda People’s Defence Forces – UPDF has started conducting a two week refresher course for 6000 Local Defence Units-  LDUs. In statement issued by UPDF Spokesperson, Brig. Richard Karemire, the refresher training is being spearheaded by deputy Land Forces commander, Maj. Gen Sam Kavuma. LDUs …

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LDU suspension reports false – UPDF

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF has described as false reports that President Yoweri Museveni has ordered for the suspension activities by the Local Defense Units (LDUs). Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, Maj. Bilal Katamba, the spokesperson of the Local Defence Unit said …

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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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