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Three UPDF deserters arrested over Mobile money robberies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF deserters have been arrested in connection to robberies targeting mobile money operators in the city.  The trio was picked up in a joint operation involving UPDF and the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI). The suspects are Stanley Muluta alias …

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UPDF to streamline retirement of soldiers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF is set to streamline retirement of all officers irrespective of their ranks. Speaking on Monday to the second batch of officers and men who are undergoing a two weeks induction workshop on life after retirement at Gadaffi barracks, the Chief …

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Four UPDF soldiers arrested in foiled Fang Fang robbery

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four Uganda People’s Defence Forces  (UPDF) soldiers have been arrested in a foiled hotel robbery in Kampala. The four were arrested by the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) in collaboration with Special Forces Command  (SFC). Without divulging details, UPDF spokesman, Brig Richard Karemire, confirmed to Uganda …

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Indicting Uganda and the ICC

How the international court gamed Museveni into a deal of partial justice COMMENT | GAAKI KIGAMBO | Since its inception in 2002 to date, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has studiously defended itself against accusations it is an imperial project; especially in Africa, by pointing to the number of cases …

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EAC states asked to embrace joint military trainings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) chief of training, Maj. Gen. Willis Byarugaba, has tasked East African member states to pursue joint military trainings which he says will create a united front on combating terrorism and peace building within the region. Speaking at the graduation ceremony …

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Residents affected by stray bullets from Kabamba refuse to vacate

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of residents affected by stray bullets during military drills at the Uganda Military Academy- Kabamba and Kalama in Mubende district are opposed to the proposed compulsory acquisition of their land by Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF. For over ten years, residents of …

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Kidnap in the park

American tourist rescued; experts call for Crisis Management Unit Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The kidnap of an American tourist and a guide in the Queen Elizabeth National Park in early April spread jitters across Uganda’s tourism industry. Kimberley Sue Endecott, was one of three guests on an evening …

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Security heightened in Queen Elizabeth national park

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security has been heightened inside Queen Elizabeth National Park. Addressing the press on Friday, the Minister of State for Tourism Godfrey Suubi Kiwanda said that following the kidnap of an American tourist Kimberly Sue Endecott and her guide Jean Pierre Mingere, several measures have been …

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