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Moroto prison break poses security, health threats

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The escape of 219 prisoners from Moroto prison has triggered panic in the community and within the leadership in the district. Official records indicate that the prisoners fled with 15 guns and 400 rounds of ammunition and none has been recovered. This adds into …

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UN chief terms COVID-19 as game-changer for int’l peace, security

United Nations | XINHUA | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told world leaders on Wednesday that the COVID-19 pandemic has become a game-changer for international peace and security. The world has “entered a volatile and unstable new phase” in terms of the impact of COVID-19 on peace and security, the …

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Police warns candidates to refrain from violence ahead of NRM primaries

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Joint Security Taskforce has warned candidates and their supporters not to involve themselves in violence ahead of the National Resistance Movement-NRM party primaries on Friday. Speaking at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Polly Namaye, the Deputy Police Spokesperson said that the joint …

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Tear gas, bullets rock Kamwokya as NUP, NRM struggle to dominate ghetto

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There were running battles between security and warring supporters of the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM and National Unity Platform-NUP parties during village youth council elections in Kifumbira A and Kifumbira B in Kamwokya on Tuesday afternoon. Today’s chaos was a continuation of the tensions that …

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Police investigates attack on Mak don Patrick Mucungunzi

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police are investigating an attack on Professor Patrick Mucungunzi, a lecturer in the department of plant science at Makerere University. Prof Mucunguzi was waylaid and attacked by unknown thugs from within the University campus on Wednesday. According to eyewitnesses, the academician was …

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Expert warns Europe of “American trap” over Huawei ban

Madrid, Spain | XINHUA | Europe should resist U.S. pressure to isolate China and remain independent in its decision making in the face of so-called security concerns, a Spanish expert has said. “If the U.S. wants to include Europe in its ‘anti-China’ strategy because it does not want anyone to …

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U.S. exit from WHO jeopardizes its health, safety: The Lancet

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | The U.S. decision to quit the World Health Organization (WHO) violates U.S. law and put its health and security at risk, according to a comment published on The Lancet’s website Wednesday. U.S. President Donald Trump announced in May that his country would sever ties with …

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Police plans fresh training for private security guards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police Force is to conduct training of all security guards in the country. Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says that the Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has ordered the director in charge of private security guards and civilian firearms to immediately …

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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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