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ICC prosecution team in Uganda to unpack Ongwen’s defense

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials from the office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court – ICC have pitched camp in Northern Uganda to unpack the opening statement of former LRA Commander Dominic Ongwen to victims of the two decades’ conflict. Ongwen is facing 70 counts of …

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Gen. Muhoozi in Somalia as Battle Group XXIII prepares to hand over

Uganda’s military chief holds deliberations with AMISOM leadership, in Somalia Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda’s Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF), General David Muhoozi is in Somalia on a routine visit to Ugandan troops deployed in the country, under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Gen. Muhoozi’s visit …

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Beyond security: The bliss that UPDF brings to Somalia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A market for women, a football playground for youth, food supplies and health services, are some of the projects that Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) contingent under the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has started for folks in Somalia. It’s these projects that have aided …

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Court closes case against army

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice Lydia Mugambe has closed a case in, which the family of a Rwandese national has been pushing for his unconditional release by the military. Claude Lyakaremye’s family petitioned High court through his lawyer, Eron Kiiza to compel the army to release him unconditionally. The …

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UPDF to retrain crime preventers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have tasked the army to explain the legal basis and sustainability of crime preventers in the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF). The MPs sitting on the Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs were on Tuesday interfacing with officials from the Ministry …

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Fake inputs a blow to Operation Wealth Creation – Angina

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy chief coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation Lt. Gen Charles Angina has acknowledged that offseason delivery and the supply of fake and unsuitable inputs has been a major blow to the programme. Implemented by the Uganda Peoples Defence Force-UPDF, under the National Agricultural …

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