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Security arrests two UPDF impostors in Jinja

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF imposters are in custody at the Jinja based Gaddafi barracks. Simon Waiswa and Muzamiru Kawuzi were picked up from Buwenge town council on Wednesday evening for illegally using military attire to rob unsuspecting members of the public. The arrest of …

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Captain Obote sues govt over 32 year UPDF salary ‘arrears’

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Uganda People’s Defense Forces officer attached to the Internal Security Organization has sued the government seeking to recover his salary which was never paid for 32-years. Captain Harrison Obote, a former soldier in Uganda National Liberation Army-UNLA contends that on January 13, …

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UDPF spokesperson confirms security is holding NUP’s Kibalama

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) has admitted that sister security agencies are holding former President of the National Unity Platform-NUP, Moses Nkonge Kibalama. Speaking to reporters today at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Brig. Flavia Byekwaso, the spokesperson of the UPDF said …

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India donates trucks, buses to UPDF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defence Forces – UPDF has received buses and courier trucks from the government of India. The Indian Prime Minister of India Shri Narender pledged to donate the equipment to UPDF when he visited Uganda in 2018. The equipment that includes 10 Tata …

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UPDF gun recovered from murchison poachers

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  A security team comprising of officers from the Criminal Investigations Directorate – CID and Uganda People’s Defence Forces – UPDF have recovered another UPDF gun in the ongoing hunt for poachers in Murchison National Park. Assistant Commissioner of Police – ACP Francis Olugu said the UPDF …

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UPDF bars LDUs from daytime operations

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Forces –UPDF has barred Local Defense Unit–LDU personnel from daytime security operations. A statement by the newly appointed Defense Ministry Spokesperson, Brig Flavia Byekwaso, says although LDUs who have completed a fresher training are going to be redeployed, their role is restricted …

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Flying squad arrests 4 suspected cattle thugs in the Albertine

Hoima, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF bomb squad from the fifth infantry Division in Acholi Pii in Pader District has donated 13 unexploded ordinances-UXO’s East Acholi. The explosives were detonated in Mudu West village in Nyimur Sub County in Lamwo district, Labongo Amida West and Kitgum …

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UPDF officers sentenced for torturing civilians

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The second division Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF Court martial sitting in Mbarara district has convicted six soldiers for torture and sentenced them to six months in jail. They are Lt. Denis Gumisiriza, Sgt Francis Ethiano, Corporal Paul Mukyansi, Corporal Kolo Mwanze, Private Ismail Muchunguzi, and …

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