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300 charcoal dealers evicted from Gulu district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | More than 300 charcoal dealers have been evicted from Palaro sub –county in Gulu district. The one-week operation was headed by the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces –UPDF of the fourth division barracks, with assistance from the police and the local leaders. Last month, the …

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New UPDF division created in Rwenzori

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Force (UPDF) has created a new division in the Rwenzori region, the mountain division. The division will be based at Muhooti barracks, Kabarole district. It was inaugurated on Wednesday by the Chief of Defence Forces -CDF Gen David Muhoozi. In …

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Amuru authorities evict 100 illegal charcoal dealers

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Amuru district authorities have ejected 103 illegal charcoal dealers and impounded 200 bags of charcoal from Attiak Sub County. The illegal charcoal dealers were rounded up in Apany Village in Okidi Parish on Monday evening in a joint operation involving Uganda People`s Defense Force-UPDF, Police …

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Air cargo wants UGX 37 Bn to repair aircraft

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Uganda Air Cargo Corporation-UACC has reminded Parliament that it requires US$ 10 million (approximately Shillings 36.9 billion) to repair one of the two C130 air crafts, which has been grounded since 2014. The UACC Board Chairperson, Capt. John Emily Otekat made the request during an …

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CDF calls for joint military operations to end instability

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The UPDF Chief of Defense Forces, Gen. David Muhoozi has tasked East African Community member states to advocate for joint military operations which he says will strengthen security efforts within the region. Presiding over the launch of 12th edition of East African command post exercise …

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UPDF passes out 18 combat aircraftc pilots in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Eighteen combat aircraft pilot cadets and 172 aircraft engineers have passed out at the Military Airbase in Bardege Division in Gulu district.  The military base is under the Air Force Wing of the Uganda People’s Defense Force – UPDF. The defense pilots graduated on Tuesday …

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Military at Makerere

 What Museveni fears about student strike Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Getting the military to brutally quell a students’ strike at Makerere University Kampala is a sign of what is coming ahead of the 2021 general election. That is what many political analysts The Independent has spoken to say. …

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MAKERERE: UPDF captain arrested after backlash

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has arrested the officer who commanded soldiers that brutalized Makerere University students. Defence and Army Spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire, on Friday said that Capt. Richard Lubeere is being held at Makindye Military Police headquarters. According to Karemire, an inquiry …

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