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UPDF to probe LDU recruitment exercise

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF has set up a team to investigate irregularities that marred the recruitment exercise of Local Defence Unit-LDU personnel. Last month, UPDF recruited about 10,000 LDUs to boost the already existing number across the countryside. The recruitment exercise that lasted for …

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Hundreds turned away as LDU recruitment closes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of people have been turned away as the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces-UPDF closed the recruitment exercise for the Local Defence Unit-LDU personnel at the First Division headquarters in Kakiri, Wakiso district. The exercise started on September 7th and ended on the 14th, after the …

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Gen Muhoozi says UPDF able to neutralize Guinea Special Forces

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) have the capability to neutralize the Special Forces of Guinea that on September 5 overthrew President Alpha Conde. The Commander UPDF land forces Lt. Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has described the Guinea coup leaders as indisciplined, and said they can …

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Seventy guns recovered in the ongoing disarmament in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint forces of UPDF and police currently operating in Karamoja have so far recovered 70 guns and 534 rounds of ammunition from the Karimojong warriors since the 17th of July when they launched second phase of disarmament in the sub region. Capt. Edrin Mawanda, …

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Recruiting more LDUs will throw Uganda into anarchy – Security analysts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security analysts have warned that Uganda risks being plunged into anarchy by recruiting and keeping armed Local Defence Units-LDUs in the civilian populace. Uganda People’s Defence Force-UPDF is finalizing with the recruitment of 10,000 more Local Defence Unit personnel. But security analysts Fred Egesa and …

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Hundreds turned away from LDU recruitment in Mbale

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dozens of youths who turned up for interviews for the recruitment of Local Defense Unit personnel at Bugema army barracks in Mbale city on Tuesday were turned away. The two day exercise targets to recruit 283 Local Defense Unit personnel from five districts of Mbale, …

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283 shortlisted in West Acholi for LDU recruitment

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 283 youth have been shortlisted for the recruitment exercise for Local Defense Personnel in the West Acholi sub-region. The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) recently announced the recruitment of another batch of 10,000 Local Defence Unit (LDU) personnel countrywide. The recruitment targeted youths from the …

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UPDF receives double numbers of applicants for LDU vacancies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF has received an overwhelming number of youths interested in serving as Local Defence Unit-LDU personnel. The force received more than 25,000 applications during a five-day nationwide exercise that started on August 28, to fill 10,500 available slots. UPDF deputy spokesperson Ronald …

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Stop playing with Karamoja security, army warns NGOs

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF has warned development partners operating in Karamoja to stop issuing reckless statements on the security issues of Karamoja. Capt Adrin Mawanda, the UPDF 3rd division spokesperson says the security agencies have noticed with concern the rate at which some NGOs …

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