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New UPDF Mountain force will boost tourism

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) is set to establish a specialized mountain warfare force to boost the army’s capacity, secure all Uganda’s mountains, and boost tourism. President Yoweri Musevei, who is also Commander-in-Chief, outlined the plans on Friday at Kyanjuki Village in Kasese ,at the foot of Mt. Rwenzori, …

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UPDF: Soldier at Makindye Barracks shoots seven dead

THURSDAY 4PM BREAKING NEWS: Reports just in indicate at least eight people are dead after a shooting incident at Makindye Military Barracks in Kampala, Thursday afternoon. The barracks was sealed off soon after to allow investigations to take place. The first reports on the incident have come from the Uganda People’s Defence …

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Investigate Gulu attack, Acholi MPs say

NBS: Members of Parliament from Acholi region under their umbrella body Acholi Parliamentary Caucus want government to fully investigate the Gulu attacks to get to the bottom of the crisis. This follows the Sunday shootings that left a UPDF officer and a police officer dead, and several people arrested. Share …

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Kayihura reassures Uganda on safety

Following a Sunday night attack on Gulu central police station by yet unknown assailants, IGP Kale Kayihura has reassured the country of safety. Addressing the press at the media weekly media briefing at the Police headquarters in Naguru, Kayihura said, “despite the attacks, we wish to assure all Ugandans that …

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UPDF: “Gulu situation back to normal”

Gunfire rocked Gulu Sunday night for close to an hour, and when calm returned, the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) spokesman Paddy Ankunda announced the “situation back to normal.” Initial reports indicated an attack on an army barracks, while another talked of an army rebellion. Ankunda @defenceuganda, brought an end …

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HEROES DAY: Museveni, Saleh receive highest military medals

President Yoweri Museveni has been awarded Uganda’s highest military medal,  the “Order of Katonga” as the country celebrated Heroes Day in Buikwe on Thursday. Lt. Gen Elly Tumwine, the awards committee chairman, announced the award, citing Museveni’s role in the building of the National Resistance Army (NRA) and National Resistance …

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