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Two dead after UPDF helicopter crashes in Gomba

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF helicopter has crashed on a training mission in Bulo in Gomba district. “We regret to inform that a UPDAF Jet Ranger on a training mission has crashed. It had two crew members. Sadly, no one has survived. Investigation into …

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UPDF to celebrate 39th Tarehe Sita anniversary in Luweero

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces will hold its 39th Terehe Sita celebration in the Luweero triangle, the epicenter of the five-year liberation struggle that catapulted the NRM government in power in 1986. In a statement released by Brigadier Richard Karemire, the UPDF spokesman, the celebrations …

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Heavy security deployment as Rubanda holds NRM party elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is heavy deployment of police and Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) in Rubanda town council where the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) is conducting party primaries. Rubanda is among the 55 districts that are conducting party elections to fill gaps in new administrative units. …

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UPDF starts trial of LDUs arrested over gun misuse

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The First Division of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces- UPDF has started trying Local Defence Unit –LDU personnel arrested over gun misuse. Others will be tried for cases related to killing and injuring civilians in reckless shootings, gun mismanagement, extortion and theft. Maj Yusuf Katamba, …

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Army leadership to intergrate graduate LDUs into UPDF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Army leadership has reportedly started a process of integrating all graduate Local Defense Unit –LDU personnel into Uganda People’s Defense Forces- UPDF. The minimum education qualification during the LDU recruitment drive was Primary Leaving Examination –PLE certificate and the maximum was a Uganda …

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UPDF employs new measures to eliminate fraud in recruitment

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Uganda People’s Defense Forces –UPDF has introduced new procedures to guarantee transparency in the recruitment of soldiers into the army across the country. The fourth infantry division spokesperson Maj Caesar Olweny says that unlike the past when officers were accused of handpicking relatives …

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Kenyan nationals blocked from joining UPDF in Kapchorwa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An attempt by  40 Kenyans to join the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces – UPDF in Sipi sub-region, has been foiled. The group included both male and female youths who had disguised their nationality in order to join the Ugandan army, in the ongoing recruitment …

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Unemployment or patriotism; driving thousands to join UPDF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Robert Weere, a first class degree holder in Industrial chemistry is among the thousands of enthusiastic people seeking recruitment into the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) at the ongoing recruitment exercise at Kololo Airstrip. Uganda Radio Network – URN met the Weere who graduated on …

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Number of applicants overwhelms UPDF recruitment team at Kololo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Thousands of Ugandans have turned up at Kololo Ceremonial grounds during the recruitment exercise for Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces – UPDF. UPDF seeks to recruit a total of 4000 people in this national exercise that commenced today December 27th, 2019. The aim of the …

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