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UPDF confirms 12 dead in Somalia ambush

Mogadishu, Somalia |  THE INDEPENDENT & AFP |  Uganda has confirmed that 12 of her solidiers, part of the African Union (AU) troops in Somalia, were killed in an ambush by Shabaab militants on Sunday. “From the battlefield, it is now confirmed that UPDF lost 12 gallant soldiers with 7 …

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THIS WEEK: UPDF officials who shot civilian convicted

THIS WEEK: UPDF officials who shot civilian convicted Three Uganda People Defence Forces (UPDF) officials were on July22 tried and convicted for shooting dead a civilian, Paul Tumukunde. The Division Court Martial of the Special Forces Command (SFC) that sat in Sembabule town sentenced to death Constable Canan Nkamuhebwa attached …

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CAR: We are eternally grateful to UPDF and Museveni

We are eternally grateful to UPDF and Museveni, says Central Africa Republic Kampala, Uganda | PPU | The Central Africa Republic government has thanked President Yoweri Museveni and the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) for helping secure their country and fighting the Lord’s Resistance Army rebels. In a note to …

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UPDF holds historic graduation for engineers in Jinja

Jinja, Uganda  | US AFRICOM  | Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commander Brig. Gen. David Furness attended the graduation ceremony for 60 engineers from Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) on July 7, at a Marine base in Jinja, Uganda. The historic graduation of Class 17.2 marked the conclusion of …

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VIDEO: Second term for Lt Gen Gutti as Army Court chair

  Kampala, Uganda| GODFREY SSALI |  Lt Gen  Andrew Gutti has been sworn in for a second term as Chairman of the Army court sitting at Makindye in Kampala. Last month , President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni re-appointed Lt Gen. Gutti to head this  court  after the expiry of his one …

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‘King Kong’ wins gold for Uganda at African boxing champs

Welterweight Muzamir ‘King Kong’ Kakande won his final fight Sunday as Uganda ended the AIBA African Boxing Championships in Congo Brazzaville with a gold and two silver medals. It is Uganda’s first gold in a major boxing tournament in 13 years. Uganda national champion Kakande beat Mauritian Merven Clair on …

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UPDF: Military police has not taken over Uganda Police powers

Ministry of Defence and Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) spokesperson Brigadier Richard Karemire has released a statement refuting a report in a Kampala daily that “President Yoweri Museveni has fallen out with Police chief Gen. Kale Kayihura and has transferred police powers to the military police.” In his statement posted …

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At least 40 killed in C.Africa day after ceasefire agreed

Clashes erupt in C. Africa a day after peace deal Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | Intense fighting in the Central African Republic killed at least 40 people Tuesday and injured dozens more, dashing hopes for stability in the strife-torn country the day after the signing of a ceasefire deal. …

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