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Investigate Gulu attack, Acholi MPs say

NBS: Members of Parliament from Acholi region under their umbrella body Acholi Parliamentary Caucus want government to fully investigate the Gulu attacks to get to the bottom of the crisis. This follows the Sunday shootings that left a UPDF officer and a police officer dead, and several people arrested. Share …

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Kayihura reassures Uganda on safety

Following a Sunday night attack on Gulu central police station by yet unknown assailants, IGP Kale Kayihura has reassured the country of safety. Addressing the press at the media weekly media briefing at the Police headquarters in Naguru, Kayihura said, “despite the attacks, we wish to assure all Ugandans that …

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UPDF: “Gulu situation back to normal”

Gunfire rocked Gulu Sunday night for close to an hour, and when calm returned, the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) spokesman Paddy Ankunda announced the “situation back to normal.” Initial reports indicated an attack on an army barracks, while another talked of an army rebellion. Ankunda @defenceuganda, brought an end …

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HEROES DAY: Museveni, Saleh receive highest military medals

President Yoweri Museveni has been awarded Uganda’s highest military medal,  the “Order of Katonga” as the country celebrated Heroes Day in Buikwe on Thursday. Lt. Gen Elly Tumwine, the awards committee chairman, announced the award, citing Museveni’s role in the building of the National Resistance Army (NRA) and National Resistance …

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We Will Appeal Sejusa Ruling – UPDF

NBS: The Uganda People’s Defense Forces legal team is in the final stages of putting together the grounds on which it will appeal High court’s ruling in General Sejusa’s cases. On Saturday high court ruled that General Sejusa was no longer a serving officer in the armed forces a verdict …

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Ugandan president’s son denies he wants to succeed father

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | The son of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, has rejected claims that he plans to succeed his father, reports said Thursday. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, speaking on Wednesday after he was promoted from Brigadier to Major General, heading the Special Forces Command (SFC), …

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PHOTOS: UPDF pipping ceremony

PHOTOGRAPHS: Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen Katumba Wamala with Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) officers who were recently promoted. This, was at the Pipping Ceremony‬ at the Ministry of Defence Headquarters in Mbuya today. PHOTOS VIA PPU   Tweets after the pipping ceremony Hongera! Major General @mkainerugaba and other …

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Maj. Gen. Muhoozi one rank away

Sometime before 2008, President Yoweri Museveni told the military High Command that then Libyan leader, Col. Muammar Gadhafi was complaining that he, Museveni, was sitting on the son’s promotions. Museveni was referring Muhoozi Kainerugaba, who May.16 was promoted to the third highest military rank of Major General, sparking fresh claims …

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