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UPDF recalls 1,000 retired soldiers for deployment in Somalia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1,000 Uganda People’s Defence Forces – UPDF soldiers under the reserve forces have been recalled for deployment in Somalia. Maj Bilal Katamba of the UPDF First Division that superintends reserve forces says that the recalled soldiers should report to nearby barracks not later …

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Joe Biden warns Uganda on 2021 election irregularities

*⃣ US calls for independent, credible, impartial, and thorough investigations *⃣ US considers range of targeted options to hold individuals in security accountable *⃣ US will pursue their interests and pursue their values at the same time Washington, US | THE INDEPENDENT & AGENCIES | The new United States government led …

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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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Journalist bodies condemn security brutality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several journalism bodies have condemned continued brutal attacks by military on journalists as they do their work. On Wednesday, as the former National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu presented a petition on gross human rights violations to the office of the United Nations …

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UN condemns attack on journalists by military

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The United Nations High Commission on Human Rights has condemned the attack by the military on journalists and members of the National Unity Platform.  On Wednesday, former NUP presidential candidate Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert presented a petition on alleged human rights violations to the office of …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: ‘They are abducting everyone’

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY The are abducting everyone: Why the crackdown on Bobi Wine supporters may not work well for Museveni and NRM THE LAST WORD Uganda’s change dilemma: How our country is caught between Museveni’s …

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One dead as UPDF helicopter crashes in Entebbe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) jet ranger helicopter has crashed in Entebbe, near Lido beach killing one pilot. The UPDF spokesperson Brig-Gen Flavia Byekwaso said in a tweet that the light blue helicopter was being piloted by two cadet trainees on a mutual training …

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Gen. Muhoozi in Karamoja over rampant killings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gen. David Muhoozi, the Chief of Defense Forces is meeting senior security officials in Karamoja region over the increasing cases insecurity over the past few weeks. Gen. Muhoozi arrived in Moroto district at around 10 am on Wednesday aboard a UPDF chopper to meet the …

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