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MPs clash with Gen Otafire over Masaka killings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliament’s Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs clashed with the Minister of Internal Affairs Gen. Kahinda Otafire over the machete attacks in greater Masaka. The clash erupted while officials from the Ministry of Internal Affairs led by Gen. Kahinda Otafire were appearing before the …

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Police to deploy 2,500 personnel in Karamoja sub region

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Karamoja sub-region is set to receive 2,500 police personnel this month to beef up security and enhance operations, especially on disarmament. The additional personnel will also enhance a crackdown on cattle thefts and counter cattle rustling that has persisted in the region. The deployment follows …

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Bukomansimbi police officer arrested for sharing information with MPs

Bukomansimbi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The in-charge of Kibinge sub county police station in Bukomansimbi district has been arrested for sharing information to Members of Parliament about the security situation in the area. Maurice Abongo was on Wednesday morning summoned by his supervisors at the greater Masaka regional police headquarters …

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Truck drivers resume transportation of goods to South Sudan

Amuu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is relief in Elegu township, Amuru district following the resumption of transportation of goods to the South Sudan capital, Juba by the long-distance truck drivers on Tuesday. More than 600 trucks had been parked at the Uganda-South Sudan border of Elegu in Amuru district …

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Security heightened in Jinja after unknown people drop leaflets

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Kiira region has heightened security after leaflets were dropped in different parts of Jinja city and district. Security personnel have intensified both foot and motorized patrols in the different suburbs within the Kiira region, to beef up the already existing efforts of village …

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Stop playing with Karamoja security, army warns NGOs

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF has warned development partners operating in Karamoja to stop issuing reckless statements on the security issues of Karamoja. Capt Adrin Mawanda, the UPDF 3rd division spokesperson says the security agencies have noticed with concern the rate at which some NGOs …

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Masaka murder suspects complain of torture in detention centres

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Suspects arrested in relation to the new spate of killings in the Masaka sub-region have pinned the security personnel for torturing them from the military detention where they were taken shortly after their arrest. The group was detained at Kasijjagirwa mechanized brigade based in Masaka. …

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