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UPDF unveils Gadafi football club in Jinja

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF officers attached to Jinja zone have unveiled Gadafi Football Club.  The football club with a squad of three soldiers and 22 civilians was unveiled at the Speke Courts Hotel in Jinja district on Friday.  Lt. Col Ivan Lwanyaga, attached to the …

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UPDF impersonator arrested for kidnap, armed robbery

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A suspected Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF impersonator is in trouble for aggravated robbery and kidnap in Rukungiri district. The suspect is 31-year-old Barham Twebaze, a resident of Ruku village in Kagunga Sub County in Rukungiri district. Twebaze is accused together with three others of kidnapping …

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Namwongo defeats UPDF in division one basketball game

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Namwongo Blazers Basketball Club (NBC) defeated Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) Tomahawks 64-57 in a thrilling Division 1 basketball league finals game. The two teams have been elevated to top-flight National Basketball League after qualifying for the finals, but have to battle for the number one …

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Kaabong fugitive soldier shot dead

Kaabong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Pt. Jimmy Masaaba, the Uganda Peoples’ Defense Force, UPDF soldier who has been on run in Kaabong has been shot dead by his colleagues. Masaaba reportedly shot dead, Joseph Nyerere, a foreman at the Chinese Construction Camp in Kaabong over the weekend and fled with …

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Lawyer challenges gov’t gazettement of Red Berets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A lawyer Ivan Bwowe has dragged government to the Civil Division of High Court for gazetting red berets as military attires. On September, 18th, 2019, the Government through the Minister of Defense Adolf Mwesige published in the National Gazette indicating that red berets, ankle …

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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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