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Security impounds 2,000 heads of cattle in Amuru

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security authorities have impounded 2,000 heads of cattle from Lakang sub county in Amuru district. The cattle which reportedly belongs to the balalo herdsmen, was impounded over the weekend from land belonging to Madhvani Group of Company during a crackdown. They are currently being held …

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Influx of street children frustrates Moroto vendors

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The increasing number of street children in Moroto town is posing a security threat to the business community with some complaining about theft and harassment. The children numbering close to 200 are concentrated in labourline in south division and around Lopeduru market. The minors aged between …

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Kakwenza petitions East African Court over human rights violations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Satirical novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija has petitioned the East African Court of Justice over allegations of torture by security in Uganda. Last month, Kakwenza fled the country after he was denied his passport by the court. Kakwenza was arrested on December 28, 2021, from his home …

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Kalangala on heightened security alert over terror threats

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is heightened security deployment at boarding stations of public transport water vessels that operate between Masaka district and Kalangala Islands on Lake Victoria over terror threats. At least a dozen armed security officers that comprise the police and Uganda People’s Defense Force-UPDF soldiers are deployed …

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East African countries to hold joint military drills in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1,500 troops from the six East African Community (EAC) member states are scheduled to carry out joint drills in Uganda, the UPDF said on Wednesday. The military in a statement issued said the troops from Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan will …

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SECURITY: No more vending of knives, hoes, pangas

Up to 342 Ugandans were stabbed in 2020, according to Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID), statistics Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan security will confiscate and arrest any person who will be found vending sharp objects like knives, hoes and pangas in a bid to prevent street mugging and stabbing. The …

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Mbabazi is back – as African security chief

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has said that torture is unacceptable and goes against the laws of Uganda. In his first media address after several years, Mbabazi said that as a member of the National Resistance Movement party-NRM, one of the things they fought …

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