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Be enterprising, MPs tell UPDF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members sitting on Pistry of Defense can actually be turned around to be the engine of development and we said interest will be paid to companies [where UPDF has interest] that bring in money,” said MP Muhammad Kivumbi (DP, Butambala), who is also the current …

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Brig. Gen. Kabango takes charge of UPDF in Somalia

  Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT |   A new contingent commander of the Ugandan troops deployed in Somalia, under the AU peacekeeping mission, has formally taken up office. Brig. Gen. Michael Kabango succeeds Brig. Gen. Paul Lokech, who has completed his one-year tour of duty. This was Brig. Lokech’s second …

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UPDF unveils Ulinzi condoms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Force-UPDF has unveiled a new brand of condoms as part of its efforts to fight the HIV scourge. Ulinzi condoms are packed in a digital camouflage pack similar to UPDF uniforms. The Ulinzi condoms, which are produced in Thailand, were unveiled during …

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Wreckage of MV Templar finally retrieved

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The operation to retrieve MV Templar from Lake Victoria has finally yielded results. The Police Marine and UPDF teams were able to pull the wreckage from underneath the lake a few minutes to 5pm this evening. The officers used steel cables tied on a tractor …

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ICC prosecution team in Uganda to unpack Ongwen’s defense

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials from the office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court – ICC have pitched camp in Northern Uganda to unpack the opening statement of former LRA Commander Dominic Ongwen to victims of the two decades’ conflict. Ongwen is facing 70 counts of …

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Gen. Muhoozi in Somalia as Battle Group XXIII prepares to hand over

Uganda’s military chief holds deliberations with AMISOM leadership, in Somalia Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda’s Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF), General David Muhoozi is in Somalia on a routine visit to Ugandan troops deployed in the country, under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Gen. Muhoozi’s visit …

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Beyond security: The bliss that UPDF brings to Somalia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A market for women, a football playground for youth, food supplies and health services, are some of the projects that Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) contingent under the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has started for folks in Somalia. It’s these projects that have aided …

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Court closes case against army

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice Lydia Mugambe has closed a case in, which the family of a Rwandese national has been pushing for his unconditional release by the military. Claude Lyakaremye’s family petitioned High court through his lawyer, Eron Kiiza to compel the army to release him unconditionally. The …

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