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Three arrested for assaulting UPDF soldiers in Kanungu

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three people have been arrested for allegedly assaulting Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) soldiers in Kanungu district. The suspects are Eliah Akyoreka, Sam Nuwamanya and Elias Mugarura, all residents of Kiruruma village, Nyakatunguru parish, Kihihi sub county in Kanungu. They are alleged to have assaulted three …

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Eight UPDF soldiers injured in Bundibugyo accident

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eight Uganda People’s Defense Forces soldiers are nursing injuries following a road accident in Bundibugyo district. The eight were injured in an accident which also claimed the life of a pedestrian identified as Eric Kiiiza on Monday afternoon. The accident occurred when a numberless armored …

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Fishmongers seek withdrawal of soldiers from Rweshama landing site

Rukungiri, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Fishmongers operating at Rweshama Landing Site along Lake Edward in Rukungiri district are demanding the withdrawal of Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) soldiers deployed there as part of the Fisheries Protection Unit. The fishmongers say that because the Fisheries Protection Unit soldiers say that the …

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Eight Karimojong warriors, one soldier die in clash

Moroto, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Eight Karimojong cattle rustlers have been killed in a deadly gun clash with the army. The eight Matheniko cattle rustlers from Moroto district were gunned down in the night of Christmas in a four-hour clash with UPDF soldiers in Napak district.  The UPDF 3rd Division Commander, Brig Joseph …

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Civilians on the spot for assaulting soldiers

Jinja , Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF soldiers have accused communities neighbouring Gadaffi and Kimaka Senior Command and Staff College in Mpumudde ward in Southern division in Jinja city for assaulting them.  The soldiers who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity, said they are often …

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One shot dead for siphoning fuel in Buliisa

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF soldiers attached to the Marine Brigade have shot dead a man for allegedly siphoning fuel from trucks belonging to a road construction firm in Buliisa district. Muhammad Mutazindwa met his death at Bukuli village in Biiso sub county in Buliisa …

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Batwa community complain of extortion and torture by UPDF soldiers

Rubanda, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People Defense Force-UPDF soldiers deployed to guard Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Kashasha parish in Bufundi sub-county of Rubanda district are being accused of extortion and aggravated torture against the Batwa community. Batwa is a semi-nomadic ‘pygmy’ tribe that lived in the jungles …

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Security foils protests against Musasizi’s win in Rubanda

Rubanda, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Anti-riot-police and the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) soldiers last evening foiled a demonstration by a group that was challenging a win of the National Resistance Movement-NRM party primaries by Rubanda East Henry Ariganyira Musasizi.         Musasizi, the incumbent legislator was announced the …

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