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Two arrested over death of UPDF sergeant

Mayuge, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Two people have been arrested for killing Sergeant Samson Emoding, a soldier of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF who was attached to the Engineering Brigade in Magamaga. Emoding was killed over the weekend and his body dumped on railway slippers in Magamaga trading centre, Mayuge …

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Army sets up four detachments at Uganda-South Sudan border

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense force has opened up four detachments in Madi-Opei sub county, Lamwo district. Some of the detachments which had been abandoned due to limited personnel were reopened following the resurgence of cattle raids by armed south Sudanese cattle thugs from the …

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Police disperses vendors in Jinja for flouting Covid-19 guidelines

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police and UPDF soldiers on Monday engaged in running battles with vendors from Napier market who were selling second-hand clothes contrary to presidential COVID-19 directives. They did not have face masks and were not maintaining physical distancing. The vendors had displayed their merchandise …

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UPDF to resume forceful disarmament in Karamoja

Karamoja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) will soon launch a disarmament exercise in Karamoja sub-region. The exercise is aimed at getting rid of illegal firearms from armed suspected warriors. Meeting leaders from the districts of Kitgum and Lamwo on Monday, the UPDF 5th Division …

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Gov’t ordered to pay UPDF officer UGX 46m for untaken leave

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | High Court has ordered the government to pay retired Captain Samuel Ogwal Onapa 46 million shillings for his untaken leave. In his Judgement delivered on Friday, Justice Musa Ssekaana agreed with Onapa that since joining the army in October 2001, up to his retirement in …

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UPDF To construct multi-billion museum in Katonga swamp

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF has unveiled plans to construct a multi billion military museum in Katonga swamp of Nkozi sub county in Mpigi district. A team of UPDF officials led by Gen. Pecos Kuteesa, one of the army representatives in parliament met Mpigi district …

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Ugandans using trucks to flout transport ban

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces -UPDF has warned Ugandans to stay away from cross border trucks in order to reduce contact with persons who could be infected with coronavirus disease. Speaking today at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki, the …

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