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Unexploded ordnances discovered in Lamwo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two pieces of anti-tank landmines and more than 9,000 rounds of live ammunition have been recovered abandoned in Palabek Kal sub county, Lamwo district. The bombs were recovered on Monday by the Uganda Peoples Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers following a tip-off by farmers who were …

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500 UPDF soldiers attached to the UN guard unit in Somalia return

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five hundred twenty-nine Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) soldiers attached to United Nations Guard Unit (UNGU) in Somalia returned to the country on Saturday after two years of service. The combatants returned alongside 1406 soldiers of the 25 battle group who had also completed one …

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CDF orders probe into torture, assault of fishermen

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief of Defense Forces General David Muhoozi has ordered for a special probe into allegations of brutality by Uganda People’s Defense Force-UPDF soldiers against fishermen operating on Lake Kyoga. The UPDF Marine unit under the command of Lt. Col Moses Nuwagaba is currently involved …

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Civilians overwhelm Bombo military hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bombo General Military Hospital is overwhelmed by the number of civilians, who drain the facility’s stock forcing the army to refer its officers to private facilities. The Hospital’s Director Col. Dr Ronald Nangamba says that 80 per cent of the patients attended at Bombo are …

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Land probe team examines Barifa forest takeover

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Commission of Inquiry into land matters has started investigating circumstances under which the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces occupied part of Barifa Forest in Arua District. The land has been under controversy since 2010 when it was first occupied by Gen Salim Saleh, the …

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Tumwine says accusations of maligning speaker are malicious

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security Minister Gen. Elly Tumwine has described as malicious, allegations of contempt of parliament brought against him by fellow legislators, Atkins Katusabe and Cecilia Ogwal. The two legislators accused Tumwine of questioning the powers of parliament, directives issued by the legislature, and the position …

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EAC army, police chiefs in Uganda for counter terrorism conference

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Army and police security chiefs from East Africa Community (EAC) member countries are in Uganda for conference on combating terrorism and peace support operations. Deputy Army and Defence Spokesperson, Lt Col Deo Akiiki, said the training is being held in Jinja at Uganda People’s …

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Police fails to pay UTL arrears over missing contract

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Police Force-UPF is yet to pay Uganda Telecom Shillings 3.1 billion for services offered during the 2017 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Despite receiving the money in the 2018/2019 financial year budget, the force still failed to clear the arrears due to absence …

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Evicted Buvuma residents struggling for new living

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1000 people evicted from Buvuma Forest reserve land in Buvuma island district are struggling to make a new living. The affected people were flushed from six villages by the National Forestry Authority-NFA and Uganda People’s Defense Forces in 2014 for alleged encroachment on …

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ANALYSIS: Police on torture

Why activists say IGP Ochola’s latest order is a joke Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | At a recent event organized in Kampala to commemorate the international day in support of torture victims, Mario Obiga Kania, the State Minister for Internal Affairs asked several uniformed police officers in attendance to …

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