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Gov’t ordered to pay UPDF officer UGX 46m for untaken leave

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | High Court has ordered the government to pay retired Captain Samuel Ogwal Onapa 46 million shillings for his untaken leave. In his Judgement delivered on Friday, Justice Musa Ssekaana agreed with Onapa that since joining the army in October 2001, up to his retirement in …

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UPDF To construct multi-billion museum in Katonga swamp

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF has unveiled plans to construct a multi billion military museum in Katonga swamp of Nkozi sub county in Mpigi district. A team of UPDF officials led by Gen. Pecos Kuteesa, one of the army representatives in parliament met Mpigi district …

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Ugandans using trucks to flout transport ban

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces -UPDF has warned Ugandans to stay away from cross border trucks in order to reduce contact with persons who could be infected with coronavirus disease. Speaking today at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki, the …

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Suspected killer of UPDF Major in Nakasongola barracks arrested

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF has arrested one of its own accused of shooting dead a senior ranking officer and injuring another in Nakasongola military barracks. The suspect is Lance Corporal Max Omutojo. He was picked up on Sunday night for allegedly shooting dead a …

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UPDF in Somalia repulse attacks from Al Shabab – Brig. Karemire

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces operating under the African Union Peace Keeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM])last week repulsed two attacks on their bases by the militant group Al Shabab. Speaking to scribes at the Uganda Media Centre yesterday, Brig. Richard Karemire, the spokesperson of …

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Tumukunde bail conditions illogical – Lawyers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawyers have described as illogical and unprecedented, a condition that Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde should get serving military officers above his rank to stand surety for him when he returns to court for his bail application. The condition was set by High Court Judge Wilson …

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UPDF deploys additional soldiers in Agago over increased cattle thefts

Agago, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda People Defence Forces [UPDF] have deployed more personnel in Agago District to beef up its porous border points with Karamoja region. The additional 215 UPDF soldiers under the fifth Infantry Division were deployed over the week to counter incursion of armed Karamojong cattle thugs …

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UPDF soldier, 10 others arrested for alleged smuggling

Amuru, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Ten people and a Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier have been arrested for alleged smuggling at Elegu, Uganda-South Sudan border post in Amuru District.  Seven of the suspects were on Saturday reportedly sneaking into Uganda from South Sudan with the help of truck drivers …

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