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Karamoja’s wrong formula for peace

‘Steal one animal, and you or your relatives pay back three’ Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Following 15 years of peace, the Karamoja region in the semi-arid northeastern horn of Uganda is slowly slipping back into its violent and notorious past. Cattle theft and violence are increasing and a …

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Ugandan kidnapped at Rwanda border, UPDF demands his return

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Ugandan has been kidnapped by gunmen dressed in Rwandan army uniform in Kabale border district, witnesses have said. Levy Byomuhangi, a resident of Rugarama village in Nyinamuronzi ward, Katuna was kidnapped by gunmen dressed in Rwandan army uniform at Mushenyi village, Karuhanga parish, …

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Police plans fresh training for private security guards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police Force is to conduct training of all security guards in the country. Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says that the Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has ordered the director in charge of private security guards and civilian firearms to immediately …

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LDU suspension reports false – UPDF

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF has described as false reports that President Yoweri Museveni has ordered for the suspension activities by the Local Defense Units (LDUs). Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, Maj. Bilal Katamba, the spokesperson of the Local Defence Unit said …

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UPDF explains why LDUs are deployed outside their areas of origin

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces -UPDF has finally come out to explain why Local Defense Forces-LDUs are deployed outside their areas of origin. On Tuesday this week, social media was abuzz with a video of Mityana district chairman Joseph Luzige being assaulted by UPDF and …

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UPDF senior officers probe Mityana district chairman assault

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief of Defense Forces Gen David Muhoozi has sent a team of senior army officers to Mityana district to investigate circumstances under which the LC V chairman of that area was assaulted. Two UPDF soldiers identified as Lance corporal Anguria Simon and Private …

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US donates Land Cruiser Ambulances to UPDF

    Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The US government, through its Department of Defense (DOD), has donated four new Toyota Land Cruiser ambulances with a container of spare parts to the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF). These vehicles were donated as part of the African Peacekeeping Rapid Response …

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South Sudan pledges to stop illegal entry of forces into Yumbe

Yumbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The South Sudan government has pledged to stop its troops from entering and destabilizing Ugandans in Fitina Mbaya and also return all the property and money looted from Ugandans in Goboro in Yumbe district. The South Sudan Military Attache’ to Uganda, Brigadier General Thik …

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