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Pentagon releases annual report on sexual assault in U.S. military

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | The U.S. Department of Defense released on Thursday the fiscal year 2021 annual report on sexual assault in the military. “Sexual assault and sexual harassment remain persistent and corrosive problems,” the top line results read. Over 8 percent of active-duty women and about 1.5 percent of …

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China starts live-fire drills near Taiwan

Beijing, China | Xinhua | Xinhua News Agency was authorized early on Tuesday to release the following notice: from 1200 (Beijing Time) August 4 to 1200 (Beijing Time) August 7, 2022, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army will conduct important military exercises and training activities including live-fire drills in the following …

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Military involvement hindering women participation in elections: CSOs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Organizations have asked the government to stop using the military during elections in order to attract women to participate in the forthcoming women’s council elections. The call was made on Tuesday during a consultative meeting organized by the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy. The …

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Sudanese leader says military open to dialogue on democratic transition

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | Chairman of Sudan’s Transitional Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan on Saturday stressed that the military was open to a national dialogue aimed at achieving democratic transition. “The army is ready to conduct a dialogue regarding a transitional period if a consensus is reached,” said Al-Burhan in …

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US COMMANDER: We can no longer relax about Africa

Washington, US | THE INDEPENDENT | U.S. Africa Command commander Gen. Stephen Townsend has said America can no longer afford to underestimate the economic opportunity and strategic consequence Africa embodies. U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend said this April 20 as he testified before the House Armed Services Committee as part of the command’s …

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Three arrested in Busia over possession of military hardware

  Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three people have been arrested in Busia after they were reportedly found in possession of military hardware. The suspects have been identified as Lucas Odiambo, Denis Sande and Catherine Misanya, all residents of Sofia B village, the Eastern division of Busia Municipality. They …

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Is UPDF acting like a military wing of the NRM?

UPDF has taken up a partisan role and is using its resources to attack NRM regime opponents in direct disregard of the constitution Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have accused the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) of turning themselves into a military wing of the country’s …

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Police, army deployed to track Northern bypass thugs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A team of more than 20 military and police personnel have been deployed to track thugs who attack road users at Northern bypass. A senior police source says that police and military commanders in Kampala Metropolitan have resolved to deploy undercover security personnel after learning …

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