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37 killed in Burkina Faso’s deadliest attack in five years

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | An ambush on a convoy transporting employees of a Canadian mining company in Burkina Faso killed 37 people on Wednesday, the deadliest attack in nearly five years of jihadist violence in the West African country. The impoverished and politically fragile Sahel country has been struggling …

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UPDF passes out 18 combat aircraftc pilots in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Eighteen combat aircraft pilot cadets and 172 aircraft engineers have passed out at the Military Airbase in Bardege Division in Gulu district.  The military base is under the Air Force Wing of the Uganda People’s Defense Force – UPDF. The defense pilots graduated on Tuesday …

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UPDF golfers finish 4th at World Military Games

Wuhan, China | THE INDEPENDENT |  Lieutenant Flavia Namakula and Corporal Petra Nalwoga  missed a medal narrowly, finishing 4th overall at the 7th CISM Military World Games golf competition in China. Team Uganda had a joint score of  Brazil 703 strokes after four rounds of golf at end of Tuesday, coming …

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UPDF in Kabalye to train police recruits in military tactics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT Uganda Police Force –UPF has dismissed reports that the Police Training School in Kabalye, Masindi district had been taken over by the military. Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said that information about the heavy deployment of military personnel at the school was inappropriate.   Enanga said that the …

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UAE, Turkish drones battle it out in Libya skies

Tripoli, Libya | AFP |  In Libya, where rival forces are deadlocked south of Tripoli, a months-long battle for the skies between Turkish and UAE drones has failed to break the stalemate, analysts say. Since April 4, when eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive to capture Tripoli — the capital …

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FDC petitions against military deployment in Hoima

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has lodged a complaint against the heavy deployment of military personnel in Hoima district ahead of Thursday’s parliamentary elections. The complaint dated Wednesday, September 25, 2019, was authored by FDC Secretary General Nathan Nandala Mafabi and addressed to the …

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