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Defence invests in wealth production

Promoting production for wealth creation and self-sustainability NRM MANIFESTO WEEK |  The Defence sector is highly involved in production for wealth and self-sustainability in times of peace. For instance, through the Luwero Industries Limited, some of the supplies for UPDF are being made. There has been gradual increase in the capitalization …

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How Uganda may end up paying billions to DRC – Experts report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda could end up paying billions of Shillings to the Democratic Republic of Congo as compensation for occupation of its territories during the 1997 to 2003 war if the Hague based International Court of Justice (ICJ) decides to adopt compensation figures recommended by its experts. Four …

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HIGH COURT: Uganda army admits to battering of journalists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) has asked the High Court in Kampala to allow them settle through a reconciliation process the case in which a city lawyer Steven Kalali sued government on behalf of journalists who were battered a few months ago. On …

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World Press Freedom Day

  Uganda marks it amid brutal attacks on journalists ANALYSIS | THE INDEPENDENT | On April 28 Teddy Nakaliga and Amon Kayanja, both reporters for separate TV stations hit the road in Kayunga Village, Wakiso District, to cover a demonstration by residents protesting a two-week power blackout. As Nakaliga narrated …

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Parliament demands update on status of UPDF in Somalia following clashes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Parliament has tasked the Defense and Veterans Affairs Ministry to explain the status of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) in Somalia following the renewed unrest resulting from the President’s attempts to extend his mandate.   The unrest started after President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed signed a …

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There are groups threatening President Museveni’s swearing in – UPDF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF has said there are groups of individuals plotting violence, threatening to disrupt the 12th May ceremony as President Museveni swears in for a new term. Addressing journalists at Naguru police headquarters today, UPDF spokesperson Brig Flavia Byekwaso said they have got …

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FULL LIST: President Museveni promotes 40 in UPDF

  Bombo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Commander In Chief and President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni has promoted 40 senior officers of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF). Seven Brigadiers have been promoted to the rank of  Major General, while 37 colonels are now Brigadiers. On the list is Brig …

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UPDF starts detonation of explosives in Pader district

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) has started a detonation exercise to destroy unexploded ordinances in Pader district. The Pader Resident District Commissioner, Dusman Okee says the exercise that started on Wednesday will run for two months. It follows a resolution reached during the district security …

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