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UPDF releases five suspects accused of aiding kidnap on Lake Edward

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five suspects who were arrested by Uganda People Defense Forces-UPDF in Rukungiri district for aiding the kidnap of 10 Ugandan fishermen have finally been released. The suspects are Patrick Mugisha, the LC 2 chairperson Rweshama parish in Bwambara sub-county, Kenneth Niwagaba, Ismail Ngabirano, Hamad …

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Jie rustler killed in clash with UPDF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) soldiers have shot dead a suspected Jie cattle rustler in Kotido district and recovered 158 cattle, 300 goats and an unspecified number of sheep. UPDF clashed with the rustlers in Nakapelimoru sub county in Kotido district which borders Kaabong on …

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UPDF soldiers injured in Somalia helicopter crash

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has launched investigations into circumstances under which its helicopter crashed on Friday in southern Somalia injuring four Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) soldiers. In a statement released on Sunday evening, AMISOM said the helicopter whose registration details were …

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UPDF renovates Kyamuswa health center IV theatre

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Islanders are sighing with relief and now have reason to smile following the national army’s helping hand that has seen a key hospital operating theatre restored. While handing over the renovated theatre at Bukasa, Gen Katumba Wamala, Minister of Works and Transport promised to equip …

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UPDF failed to protect civilians during LRA insurgency -ICC

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF has been faulted for failing to defend civilians in the Internally Displaced People’s-IDP camps during the LRA-led insurgency in Northern Uganda. The International Criminal Court (ICC) made the observation during a session in which a former Warlord Dominic Ogwen, who …

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UPDF opens new barracks in Kabarole

Kabarole, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces – UPDF has opened a new barracks in Kabarole district. Located at Hakibaale Sub County, Kakyomya barracks will be home to the 333 Mountain Brigade under the command of Lt Ben Sserwada. It sits on 1,638 hectares of land that …

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Muhoozi and Elwelu in, Tumwine, Kulayigye, Koreta out

📌 UPDF nominees were ✳ Gen Elly Tumwine ✳ Gen Edward Katumba Wamala* ✳ Gen David Muhoozi* ✳ Lt Gen Wilson Mbadi* ✳ Lt Gen Peter Elwelu* ✳ Lt Gen Charles Otema Awany ✳ Lt Gen Charles Lutaaya ✳ Lt Gen Andrew Gutti ✳ Lt Gen James Mugira* ✳ Maj Gen Sam Kavuma* ✳ Maj Gen Henry Masiko* ✳ Maj Gen Sam …

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UPDF soldier arrested for shooting teenager to death in Pader

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Pader district are holding a UPDF soldier attached to Banabana Battalion in Kitgum for allegedly killing a teenage boy. Private Michael Akena who was deployed to guard one of the project sites of National Water and Sewerage Corporation –NWSC in Acholi Bur sub …

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