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Security heightened in Queen Elizabeth national park

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security has been heightened inside Queen Elizabeth National Park. Addressing the press on Friday, the Minister of State for Tourism Godfrey Suubi Kiwanda said that following the kidnap of an American tourist Kimberly Sue Endecott and her guide Jean Pierre Mingere, several measures have been …

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US tourist kidnap: Number of suspects rises to nine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of suspects arrested in connection to the kidnap of American tourist, Kimbley Sue Endicott has risen to nine.  Police picked up eight other suspects on Tuesday from Kihihi Town council in Kanungu district. Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga confirmed the arrest of more …

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Ongwen trial: Witness says UPDF mistakenly attacked Abok IDP camp

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A former member of the Amuka militia group has said that government soldiers mistakenly attacked and killed civilians and burned their homes in the Abok internally displaced people’s (IDP) camp. The militia fought alongside the Uganda People’s Defence Force-UPDF during the LRA insurgency. Witness D-121 …

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Hope radio switched off after hosting Besigye

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel on Thursday night switched off Hope Radio in Kabale municipality. The radio was hosting Forum for Democratic Change -FDC party leaders. The leaders were Dr. Kiiza Besigye the former FDC president, Ingrid Turinawe, the FDC Chairperson of the Women’s League, Patrick Amuriat Oboi, …

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European Heads of Mission applaud UPDF role in region

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union ambassadors have hailed the positive role the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) is playing in the region. The Ambassadors after receiving a brief on the security situation from Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi, appreciated UPDF participation in establishing peace and …

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Heavy deployment ahead of Wadri’s Arua Victory party

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dozens of uniformed and plain clothed security personnel have been deployed in Arua town ahead of the victory celebrations organised by Arua Municipality MP Kassiano Wadri. Over 10 police vehicles including anti-riot water, pepper and foam canons arrived in Arua at 5pm today with …

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UPDF starts verification of veterans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The army has commenced a nation-wide verification exercise of all unpaid ex-servicemen. Adolf Mwesige, the Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs in a statement issued on Wednesday said the exercise will target unpaid military veterans and beneficiaries of deceased soldiers who lack necessary documents. …

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