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Parliament pays tribute to fallen Major Gen Julius Oketta

MPs call for the streamlining of the promotions policy in the army Parliament on Monday paid glowing tribute to departed former deputy national coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation Maj.General Julius Oketta who passed away Saturday at Kadic Hospital in Kampala due to heart failure. Members of Parliament (MPs) from both …

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UPDF’s legal chief drags Gen.Sejusa back to court

Head of legal affairs in the UPDF Brig. Ramathan Kyamulesire has petitioned the Constitutional court, seeking to overturn a decision to release former Coordinator of Military Intelligence Gen. David Sejusa on bail, saying he still has criminal charges  against him before the army court. On April 1, 2016 Justice Wilson Musene-Masalu …

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Museveni commissions ultra modern air-defence system

President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned ultra modern air- defence systems for Uganda. Over 60 graduate troops were also commissioned to man them at a ceremony in Masindi at the weekend. At the ceremony, Museveni commended the army leadership for building independent capabilities on land, water and air. He hailed the army leadership for recruiting young graduates …

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VIDEO: Court Martial sentences 9 UPDF over misconduct in Somalia

NBS: Nine Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) soldiers serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have been sentenced to prison for misconduct. The soldiers were found guilty of pursuing personal interest and endangering operational efficiency of the UPDF, contrary to section 124 of the UPDF Act. The nine …

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FUEL: Nine UPDF soldiers serving in AMISOM sent to prison

Nine soldiers found guilty of pursuing personal interest and endangering operational efficiency of the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) in Somalia, have been sentenced to prison for misconduct. The nine were part of a group of soldiers implicated in a fuel racket that was busted by African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) officials …

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Uganda Army killings

What is driving soldiers to kill, commit suicide? Recently, on June 6, Sergeant Isaac Obua, a UPDF soldier attached to Makindye Military Barracks in the southeastern division of Kampala sent the nation in shock when he shot and killed seven people including children. He was shot and killed by his …

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VIDEO: Ugandans return from South Sudan

NBS: The first group of about 5,000 Ugandans who were living in South Sudan arrived in the country at the weekend. This comes after President Yoweri Museveni ordered for the immediate evacuation of Ugandan citizens in South Sudan in the face of recent unrest. Share on: WhatsApp

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VIDEO: UPDF enters South Sudan to evacuate Ugandans

NBS: UPDF troops Wednesday entered South Sudan to evacuate Ugandans there in the aftermath of severe fighting between warring factions of President Salva Kiir and his vice Riek Machar. Though Kiir ordered a cease fire and Machar retreated from the capital Juba, unrest still remains with reports of over 200 …

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