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UPDF winds up CAR mission

Uganda is in the process of withdrawing UPDF troops from the troubled Central African Republic (CAR), where Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels fled after they were routed from northern Uganda a decade ago. A total of 31 UPDF soldiers landed at Gulu airfield in the first …

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Muhoozi Kainerugaba flags off fundraising run, urges youth to join army

Senior Presidential Adviser for Special Operations Maj General Muhoozi Kainerugaba has urged youth to consider joining the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) as a way of serving their nation while maintaining physical fitness. Gen.Muhoozi made the remarks at Namirembe Cathedral grounds while flagging off the Namirembe Rehabilitation Run 2017 organized by …

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ANALYSIS: Kasese killings

Human Rights activists, diplomats call for probe in the wake of new HRW report. Pressure from human rights activists, critics and the diplomatic community is mounting on government to act on the disturbing revelations about last year’s Kasese killings detailed in a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW). This …

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Two charged before the Army Court over ghost pilot

Two UPDF soldiers have been charged before the General Court Martial in Makindye for fraud related offences. Major Kapalaga Lubega attached to Uganda People’s Defence Air forces (UPDAF) and Caroline Kyakabale a former Human Resource Manager in charge of civilian personnel, appeared before Chairman Lt Gen Andrew Gutti and denied …

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Lwakataka in trouble again over immature fish

Former rally driver Ponsiano Lwakataka is involved in a dispute with the UPDF over a consignment of immature fish impounded by the UPDF marine unit from the DRC border. The consignment allegedly belongs to Lwakataka but the UPDF says he fled during the operation. The fish estimated to be worth …

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Parliament approves Gen Wamala, new envoys

Gen Katumba Wamala was vetted and approved by the Parliament Appointments Committee as State Minister for Works along with 11 new ambassadors. Although some members of the committee had reservations about Wamala being a serving UPDF soldier, the issue did not arise since a precedent had already been set with …

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VIDEO: Ghost claimants back in Uganda’s Ministry of Defence

VIDEO: It has now emerged that the then Gulu division commanders faked documents of lost animals during the LRA war and claimed compensation amounting to the tune of over sh2.9 billion. The money in question was paid to Christopher Kinyera who was by then Gulu division commander. In a heated meeting …

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Two UPDF soldiers convicted for stealing ivory

Two army men have been remanded to Luzira prison after being convicted of being in illegal possession of protected animal species worth sh129 million. They were found guilty before Buganda road court Grade One Magistrate, Gladys Kamasanyu who cancelled their bail and said they should be brought back in court on …

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Museveni commissions Sh925m Bombo military health facility

  President Yoweri Museveni on  Monday commissioned a modern 25-bed Uganda People’s Defence Forces medical facility at Bombo. The newly built UPDF Officers’ Wing and Intensive Care unit consists of an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), maternity and delivery room and general ward as well as VIP suits. According to Col. Bekunda – …

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