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UPDF Officers warned of dangers of human rights violations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officers of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces have been cautioned against violation of human rights through acts like torture and illegal detentions. According to the Deputy 2nd Division Commander, Col. Anthony Lukwago, such acts taint the name of the institution and make the public …

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Japanese instructors to equip UPDF with engineering skills

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A selected team of Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF officers are set to benefit from training in handling big machines and engineering skills by 22 officers from the Japanese Self-Defense Forces. The Japanese Ambassador to Uganda, Kazuaki Kameda launched the three month’s training at the …

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Unexploded ordnances discovered in Lamwo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two pieces of anti-tank landmines and more than 9,000 rounds of live ammunition have been recovered abandoned in Palabek Kal sub county, Lamwo district. The bombs were recovered on Monday by the Uganda Peoples Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers following a tip-off by farmers who were …

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500 UPDF soldiers attached to the UN guard unit in Somalia return

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five hundred twenty-nine Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) soldiers attached to United Nations Guard Unit (UNGU) in Somalia returned to the country on Saturday after two years of service. The combatants returned alongside 1406 soldiers of the 25 battle group who had also completed one …

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CDF orders probe into torture, assault of fishermen

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief of Defense Forces General David Muhoozi has ordered for a special probe into allegations of brutality by Uganda People’s Defense Force-UPDF soldiers against fishermen operating on Lake Kyoga. The UPDF Marine unit under the command of Lt. Col Moses Nuwagaba is currently involved …

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Civilians overwhelm Bombo military hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bombo General Military Hospital is overwhelmed by the number of civilians, who drain the facility’s stock forcing the army to refer its officers to private facilities. The Hospital’s Director Col. Dr Ronald Nangamba says that 80 per cent of the patients attended at Bombo are …

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Land probe team examines Barifa forest takeover

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Commission of Inquiry into land matters has started investigating circumstances under which the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces occupied part of Barifa Forest in Arua District. The land has been under controversy since 2010 when it was first occupied by Gen Salim Saleh, the …

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