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MULAGO: City protest death toll rises to 49

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The death toll from protests over the arrest of Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi has risen to 49. According to records at Mulago Hospital, 37 bodies were brought to the mortuary from different hospitals, while 12 are patients who died at Mulago Referral Hospital on …

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UPDF establishes 305th battalion at Sango bay ahead of elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) army has occupied a portion of Sango bay, in Kakuuto county and established a 305th battalion. According to Brig. Gen. Flavia Byekwaso, the army spokesperson, the battalion is simply meant to beef up security in Kyotera, Mutukula, Rakai and …

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UPDF, police cautioned against statements undermining elections process

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Human rights activists have cautioned members of security forces to desist from making statements that undermine the ongoing electoral process. In an interview with URN at his offices in Nsambya, renowned human rights defender, Dr. Livingston Ssewanyana said statements such as “we can’t hand over …

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Two suspected Turkana killed in Kaabong cattle raids

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two suspected Turkana warriors were killed and another injured during a cattle raid at Lochom in Kaabong West in the wee hours of Saturday morning. The injured also succumbed to the gunshot wounds hours later. Kaabong Resident District Commissioner, John Rex Achilla says the two …

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Police violence scares voters

So why does President Museveni ignore it? Uganda, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | Since scenes of violence being meted out in broad daylight against the most prominent presidential candidates challenging President Yoweri Museveni, most commentators and analysts have said the violence sets stage for the 2021 elections. Presidential nominees …

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President launches SFC’s Gen Museveni House

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has today commissioned the newly built headquarters of the Special Forces Command. It is named the General Yoweri Museveni House. Museveni hailed the army for using their own expertise to build the house, stating that they had saved close to sh6 billion …

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Archbishop Odama cautions Uganda, South Sudan over boundary row

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gulu Catholic Archbishop Dr John Baptist Odama has cautioned Uganda and South Sudan governments over fronting violence as alternatives to settle misunderstandings. His statements follow a standoff between South Sudan People’s Defence Forces- SSPDF and Uganda People’s Defence Forces soldiers on Tuesday last week …

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New details emerge on Uganda-South Sudan border clashes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Details have emerged pointing to motives behind last week’s intrusion of South Sudan People’s Defense Forces-SSPDF soldiers inside Uganda’s territorial boundaries at Ngomoromo in Lamwo district. At least 36 SSPDF soldiers from Pogee border post invaded Pangira Parish in Lokung sub-county and staged a …

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Uganda, South Sudan army trade blame over boundary clashes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF and South Sudan Army are trading accusations for alleged failure to respect each other’s territorial boundaries triggering clashes along the Uganda-South Sudan border. On Tuesday last week, UPDF was involved in a heavy gunfire exchange with SSPDF soldiers at Atwila …

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