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51 ADF rebels killed since inception of Operation shujja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 51 rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF have been killed in active combat since November last year when the Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF attacked their bases in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. The operation code-named Shujja is jointly conducted with the Armed …

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UPDF condemns social media pranks declaring Gen. Tumwine dead

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF has condemned social media antics for declaring Gen. Elly Tumwine dead. It follows a trending Twitter post announcing the departure of the four star General on Sunday night. “It is with untold grief that we announce the death of our …

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Man arrested for attempting to disarm UPDF soldier

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A man has been arrested in Arua city for allegedly attempting to disarm a soldier at an army detach. The suspect has been identified as Johnson Adiga, 47, a resident of Vura village, Lamila Parish in Maracha district. According to the UPDF, the incident happened on …

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UPDF to deploy divisional human rights focal persons

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Col. Deo Karikona, the Director of Human Rights in the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF has unveiled plans by the army to deploy divisional human rights focal persons across the country. According to Col. Deo Karikona, the human rights focal persons will be mandated with ensuring that …

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Outrage in Karamoja as UPDF arrests reformed cattle rustlers

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security forces in Karamoja are arresting and detaining suspected cattle rustlers who hand over their firearms voluntarily, despite criticism from both leaders and the community. The arrests are in contravention of a government call to Karamojong warriors to voluntarily hand over illegal …

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UPDF confirms foiled Al-Shabaab attack

Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) headquarters in Kampala has confirmed that a few days ago, Al-Shabaab militants were repulsed in an attempted attack on their contingent in Somalia. They however dismissed as rumours, stories  that 12 soldiers were killed. According to VOA news, …

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Unknown assailants stab two police officers at roadblock

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A joint security team comprising the Uganda People’s Defense Forces and police are pursuing unidentified assailants who attacked policemen at a roadblock along the Kampala-Gulu highway. The assailants reportedly stabbed two policemen at the road block in Kiwumpa village, five kilometers to Luwero town council …

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Parliament questions selective pay rise in UPDF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has questioned the selective enhancement of salaries for officers and men serving in the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF). The query is based on reports that salaries for UPDF top officers were to be doubled effective this financial year 2022/2023. The new salary structure puts …

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Gen Sejusa, Kayihura retirement postponed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gen David Sejusa and former Inspector General of Police, Gen Edward Kale Kayihura may have to wait a little bit longer after their retirement was pushed to next month. In April, it was reported that the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) High Command and Army …

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