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Soldiers evict 200 from Maruzi ranch

Apac, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 200 settlers in Maruzi ranch in Apac district are homeless after their houses were torched by the army over the weekend. The affected people have been residents of Corner Mulema trading center in the heart of Maruzi ranch. They claim that soldiers deployed …

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Three UPDF soldiers arrested over extortion in Busia

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three Uganda People’s Defense Force-UPDF soldiers are in trouble in Busia district for allegedly extorting money from residents in the guise of enforcing the COVID-19 preventive measures. They are Odongo Oragi No. RA 207941, Thomas Omagye No. RA 254844 and Patrick Olinga No. RA 254872, …

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UPDF to investigate soldiers hired to terrorize opponents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF has promised to investigate circumstances under, which some civilians hired soldiers to terrorize citizens and their opponents.   A delegation led by Brigadier Felix Kulayigye, who represented the Chief of Defense Forces, UPDF Spokesperson Flavia Byekwaso and Godard Busingye, the UPDF Chief …

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Bunyoro kingdom explains why five royals were turned from the palace

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom has explained why some members of the royal family were blocked from accessing the Palace early this week.  The five royals were turned away on Monday by Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF soldiers guarding the Palace. They include Princesses Joan Winyi Gafabusa, Margret …

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JOURNALISTS: UPDF court martials 7

Army apologizes to assaulted journalists, pledges to foot medical bills Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) had court martialed seven of its officers, a day after journalists were beaten as they covered former Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi deliver a petition at the Human …

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We want a civilian president, Nakaseke residents tell Muntu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Nakaseke district have told the Alliance for National Transformation presidential candidate Gen. Gregg Mugisha Muntu that they are tired of voting military leaders. Security forces in Uganda are currently under the spotlight over brutality while enforcing COVID-19 guidelines and dispersing protests. The recent …

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Batons, bullying and handcuffs mar Africa’s virus shutdowns

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Soldiers tower over youngsters in South Africa’s Soweto township, forcing them to do push-ups and roll on the floor as punishment for not adhering to a lockdown meant to halt the spread of coronavirus. Caught on camera and circulated on social media, they added to …

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