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UPDF hands over guns of killed SPLA soldiers

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF have handed over guns belonging to the South Sudan Liberation Army- soldiers who were shot at Fitina Mbaya in Goboro parish, Yumbe district. More than five non-uniformed SPLA soldiers on May 30th 2020 entered in Ugandan territory at Fitina …

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UPDF asked to step up disarmament process in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Defence and Veteran Affairs Col. Charles Engola has directed the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces – UPDF to step up disarmament efforts in Karamoja. Engola made the directive on Wednesday while meeting UPDF senior commanders at the 3rd Division headquarters in …

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UPDF soldier shoots dead Bundibugyo resident

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Uganda People’s Defense Forces – UPDF soldier has shot dead a person in Butoogo, Kisuba sub county, Bundibugyo. The reasons for the shooting have not yet been established. The deceased  identified as Juliet Evadesi, a 36 year old, resident of the same area, …

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Brutalized Makerere students castigate UPDF for dropping charges

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Makerere University students have castigated the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Force-UPDF for dropping charges against the commanders of soldiers that brutalized them during protests against tuition increment in October last year. Through their Guild Council, the students said UPDF has denied them justice by exonerating commanders …

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UPDF recovers 4,000 cattle, 69 illegal arms in Karamoja operations

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UPDF has recovered 69 illegal firearms, 603 ammunition and over 4,300 stolen livestock during the ongoing disarmament program in Karamoja sub-region. The recovered animals include cattle, goats, sheep and donkeys that have since been returned to the rightful owners. The 3rd division spokesman Maj. …

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Only 40 people to attend Kasirye Ggwanga’s funeral- UPDF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Only about 40 people will attend the funeral of the late Major General Samuel Wasswa Kasirye Ggwanga, Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF has announced. Kasirye Ggwanga breathed his last at Nakasero Hospital on Tuesday morning where he was in intensive care. His body is currently …

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UPDF: No crowds, limited media coverage at Kasirye Gwanga burial

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has said only a limited number of people will be allowed to bury departed Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Kasirye Gwanga. “Burial will take place on Friday June 12, 2020 10.00Hrs, at Nkene Village, Busujju County in Mityana District. It will …

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