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Serere clergy ask government to step up security

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The clergy in Serere district has urged the government to step up security in the district. They are concerned with the number of murder cases which have caused panic in the community, despite the presence of several security agencies in the district. The clergy’s …

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Canada yet to decide if it will pay Harry and Meghan security costs

Montreal, Canada | AFP |  The Canadian government has yet to decide whether it will assume the security costs associated with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to split their time between Canada and Britain, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday. “I think that is part of the reflection that… needs …

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Cultural integration boosts security- General Mbadi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Embracing cultural values across the East Africa member states will boost security the region’s security, Lt. Gen. Wilson Mbadi, the Deputy Chief of Defense Forces has observed. According to Mbadi, once respective member states appreciates each other’s cultural values, they can easily work together to …

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Security budget to reduce by UGX 700b in 2020/21 financial year

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The budget allocated to the security sector will reduce by a massive 757 billion shillings in the 2020/21 financial year. According to National Budget Framework paper detailing government planned expenditure for next year, security will receive 2.9 trillion shillings down from 3.6 trillion shillings it …

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Security heightened on Uganda-DRC border

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security has been heightened along the shores of Lake Albert in Bunyoro districts to avert cross border crime during the festive season. The districts with heightened security include Buliisa, Hoima, Kikuube and Kagadi. They often experience a surge in attacks by suspected armed Congolese militiamen …

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South Sudan officials extort UGX 5M from Ugandan farmers

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  South Sudan officials have extorted up to Shillings 5.7 million from Ugandan farmers in Lamwo district to access their farmland since July this year, an investigation by security has revealed. The investigations show that 35 farmers from the district fell victim of extortion to access …

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24 Mali soldiers and 17 jihadists die in clashes in east

Bamako, Mali | AFP | Twenty-four Malian soldiers and 17 jihadists fighters were killed in clashes in the east of the country, the army said, as security in the west African nation deteriorates further. Mali and Niger forces were carrying out a joint operation when a patrol was attacked Monday by …

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