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Japanese instructors to equip UPDF with engineering skills

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A selected team of Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF officers are set to benefit from training in handling big machines and engineering skills by 22 officers from the Japanese Self-Defense Forces. The Japanese Ambassador to Uganda, Kazuaki Kameda launched the three month’s training at the …

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Unexploded ordnances discovered in Lamwo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two pieces of anti-tank landmines and more than 9,000 rounds of live ammunition have been recovered abandoned in Palabek Kal sub county, Lamwo district. The bombs were recovered on Monday by the Uganda Peoples Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers following a tip-off by farmers who were …

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500 UPDF soldiers attached to the UN guard unit in Somalia return

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five hundred twenty-nine Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) soldiers attached to United Nations Guard Unit (UNGU) in Somalia returned to the country on Saturday after two years of service. The combatants returned alongside 1406 soldiers of the 25 battle group who had also completed one …

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CDF orders probe into torture, assault of fishermen

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief of Defense Forces General David Muhoozi has ordered for a special probe into allegations of brutality by Uganda People’s Defense Force-UPDF soldiers against fishermen operating on Lake Kyoga. The UPDF Marine unit under the command of Lt. Col Moses Nuwagaba is currently involved …

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Civilians overwhelm Bombo military hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bombo General Military Hospital is overwhelmed by the number of civilians, who drain the facility’s stock forcing the army to refer its officers to private facilities. The Hospital’s Director Col. Dr Ronald Nangamba says that 80 per cent of the patients attended at Bombo are …

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Land probe team examines Barifa forest takeover

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Commission of Inquiry into land matters has started investigating circumstances under which the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces occupied part of Barifa Forest in Arua District. The land has been under controversy since 2010 when it was first occupied by Gen Salim Saleh, the …

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Tumwine says accusations of maligning speaker are malicious

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security Minister Gen. Elly Tumwine has described as malicious, allegations of contempt of parliament brought against him by fellow legislators, Atkins Katusabe and Cecilia Ogwal. The two legislators accused Tumwine of questioning the powers of parliament, directives issued by the legislature, and the position …

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EAC army, police chiefs in Uganda for counter terrorism conference

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Army and police security chiefs from East Africa Community (EAC) member countries are in Uganda for conference on combating terrorism and peace support operations. Deputy Army and Defence Spokesperson, Lt Col Deo Akiiki, said the training is being held in Jinja at Uganda People’s …

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Police fails to pay UTL arrears over missing contract

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Police Force-UPF is yet to pay Uganda Telecom Shillings 3.1 billion for services offered during the 2017 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Despite receiving the money in the 2018/2019 financial year budget, the force still failed to clear the arrears due to absence …

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