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India donates trucks, buses to UPDF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defence Forces – UPDF has received buses and courier trucks from the government of India. The Indian Prime Minister of India Shri Narender pledged to donate the equipment to UPDF when he visited Uganda in 2018. The equipment that includes 10 Tata …

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UPDF gun recovered from murchison poachers

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  A security team comprising of officers from the Criminal Investigations Directorate – CID and Uganda People’s Defence Forces – UPDF have recovered another UPDF gun in the ongoing hunt for poachers in Murchison National Park. Assistant Commissioner of Police – ACP Francis Olugu said the UPDF …

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UPDF bars LDUs from daytime operations

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Forces –UPDF has barred Local Defense Unit–LDU personnel from daytime security operations. A statement by the newly appointed Defense Ministry Spokesperson, Brig Flavia Byekwaso, says although LDUs who have completed a fresher training are going to be redeployed, their role is restricted …

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Flying squad arrests 4 suspected cattle thugs in the Albertine

Hoima, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF bomb squad from the fifth infantry Division in Acholi Pii in Pader District has donated 13 unexploded ordinances-UXO’s East Acholi. The explosives were detonated in Mudu West village in Nyimur Sub County in Lamwo district, Labongo Amida West and Kitgum …

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UPDF officers sentenced for torturing civilians

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The second division Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF Court martial sitting in Mbarara district has convicted six soldiers for torture and sentenced them to six months in jail. They are Lt. Denis Gumisiriza, Sgt Francis Ethiano, Corporal Paul Mukyansi, Corporal Kolo Mwanze, Private Ismail Muchunguzi, and …

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Brig Flavia Byekwaso new UPDF spokesperson

SPOKESPERSONS SINCE 1986 • Maj. Roland Katunguka • Col. Shaban Bantariza • Maj. Phinehas Katirima • Col. Felix Kulayigye • Lt. Paddy Ankunda • Brig. Richard Karemire • Brig Flavia Byekwaso Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | UPDF representative in parliament  Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso has been appointed Defence Spokesperson, replacing …

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Trial of soldiers who assaulted Mityana LCV chairperson suspended

Mityana, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has postponed the trial of four Local Defence Unit (LDU) personnel accused of allegedly assaulting Mityana LCV Chairperson Joseph Luzige.  The security personnel who include Cpl Anguria Simon Peter, the squad commander, Pte Odeke Simon, Pte Musundi Caroline and Pte Okello Isaac, were …

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UPDF conducting refresher course for LDUs

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda People’s Defence Forces – UPDF has started conducting a two week refresher course for 6000 Local Defence Units-  LDUs. In statement issued by UPDF Spokesperson, Brig. Richard Karemire, the refresher training is being spearheaded by deputy Land Forces commander, Maj. Gen Sam Kavuma. LDUs …

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