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Security tight as Cameroon’s Biya wins seventh presidential term

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | Paul Biya, who has ruled Cameroon with an iron fist since 1982, on Monday won a landslide victory in a controversial presidential election, as the government tightened security in the capital and gunfire erupted in the volatile Anglophone region. The Constitutional Council, dominated by Biya …

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ANALYSIS: Kirumira murder

Why security agencies are finding difficulty catching the killers Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Almost a month after the gruesome murder of Muhammad Kirumira on Sept.8 there is little hope security agencies can find the killers of the former Buyende District Police commander. Part of the problem is that elements …

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Beyond security: The bliss that UPDF brings to Somalia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A market for women, a football playground for youth, food supplies and health services, are some of the projects that Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) contingent under the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has started for folks in Somalia. It’s these projects that have aided …

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Police procures 3 more aircraft

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Police Force is set to acquire two more helicopters and a fixed wing aircraft from Italy. The procurement process for the two engine helicopters at the tune of sh88 billion (USD 23.9M) began in 2015 while that of the fixed wing aircraft began …

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Private schools intensify security to avert kidnap threats

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A number of private schools around Kampala have intensified security surveillance in an effort to protect pupils from possible kidnappers. The move follows an increase in kidnaps for ransom, involving both children and adults. In an interview with Uganda Radio Network, the Principal Administrator …

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Trump to N.Korea’s Kim: ‘Get rid of nukes’

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on North Korea to abandon its nuclear program, ahead of an expected summit with the North’s leader Kim Jong Un. Earlier, the US leader — who spent the day in talks with French President Emmanuel Macron — had …

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State House Seeks UGX 116B for Security

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | State House needs over 116 billion shillings for the President’s security for the financial year 2018/2019 as presented in their Ministerial Policy Statement. Officials from State House led by the State House Comptroller, Lucy Nakyobe, appeared before Parliament’s Presidential Affairs Committee on Wednesday to justify …

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