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EAC army, police chiefs in Uganda for counter terrorism conference

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Army and police security chiefs from East Africa Community (EAC) member countries are in Uganda for conference on combating terrorism and peace support operations. Deputy Army and Defence Spokesperson, Lt Col Deo Akiiki, said the training is being held in Jinja at Uganda People’s …

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Police fails to pay UTL arrears over missing contract

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Police Force-UPF is yet to pay Uganda Telecom Shillings 3.1 billion for services offered during the 2017 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Despite receiving the money in the 2018/2019 financial year budget, the force still failed to clear the arrears due to absence …

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Evicted Buvuma residents struggling for new living

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1000 people evicted from Buvuma Forest reserve land in Buvuma island district are struggling to make a new living. The affected people were flushed from six villages by the National Forestry Authority-NFA and Uganda People’s Defense Forces in 2014 for alleged encroachment on …

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ANALYSIS: Police on torture

Why activists say IGP Ochola’s latest order is a joke Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | At a recent event organized in Kampala to commemorate the international day in support of torture victims, Mario Obiga Kania, the State Minister for Internal Affairs asked several uniformed police officers in attendance to …

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Bad news over LDU recruitment

Political risk exposed Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME AND JULIAN SABIITI | Some of them forged documents. Others bribed. Many were rejected and many fainted in the physical recruitment training. But still they did not give up. The countrywide recruitment of Local Defense Unit (LDUs) that started on July 15 …

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60 youths stranded as con men invade Soroti LDU recruitment centre

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 60 youths are stranded outside Soroti Administration block after losing money to unscrupulous persons who allegedly wanted to help them go through the LDU recruitment sieve. The stranded group consists of both male and female youths from the districts of Serere, Kalaki, …

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717 LDUs Recruited from Northern Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 717 personnel have been recruited to join the Local Defence Unit from Northern Uganda. The recruits were drawn from Gulu, Omoro, Amuru and Nwoya districts in a drive held between July 15 and July 17, 2019. They are part of the 2,000 …

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Several youths conned in Hoima LDU recruitment

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A number of unsuspecting youths from Hoima, Buliisa and Kikuube districts intending to be recruited to serve in the Local Defense Units-LDUs have lost unspecified sums of money to conmen.      The youths pitched camp on Friday Morning at Hoima Boma grounds awaiting screening by the …

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LDU recruitment drive starts in Moroto

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF 3rd Division Command is set to recruit 3,000 Personnel to serve under the local Defense Unit, across the region. Headquartered in Moroto, the 3rd division command comprises Karamoja, Teso, Sebei, Bugisu and Bukedi sub-regions. This is part of a …

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