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THE INDEPENDENT: 7 commanders face American sanctions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Seven commanders face American sanctions: Will Biden be better than Trump for human rights abusers? THE LAST WORD Uganda’s prosperity paradox: How rapid economic growth and improving quality of life are causing mass …

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Karamoja leaders want dialogue on cattle recovery program

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders in Karamoja are calling for dialogue with the Uganda People Defense Forces-UPDF leadership on the procedure of handing over recovered cattle to the rightful owners in the ongoing recovery program. Currently, the army under the leadership of Gen. Andrew Gutti, the chairman of …

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UPDF to construct UGX 183 million legal training center in Jinja

Jinja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF is to construct a 183 Million Shillings legal training center at Gaddafi Barracks in Jinja. The construction of the center will be funded by the Netherlands government to improve the quality of legal services offered to the military commanders of …

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Museveni threatens to withdraw soldiers from the lake over corruption

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has threatened to recall UPDF officers attached to the Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU over corruption-related claims. Speaking to NRM delegates from the districts of Kamuli and Buyende on Saturday, the National Resistance Movement-NRM flag bearer said that he deployed FPU to clean up …

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UPDF has no issue with Kyagulanyi’s body armors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF has said it has no issue with the decision by presidential candidate, Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine to put on body armors during his campaign meetings. UPDF’s response through spokesperson, Brig Flavia Byekwaso comes hours after Kyagulanyi posted a picture …

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Gen. Elly Tumwine

 TUMWINE: The face of UPDF violence Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | Uganda’s Minister of Security, General Elly Tumwine, is famed for having fired the first bullet that set the war that brought President Yoweri Museveni to power. For 30 years he has been perpetually representing the country’s military, the …

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UPDF: There is no day time curfew in Luwero

Bombo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | The Defence spokesperson Brig. Gen Flavia Byekwaso has dismissed reports on social media that the military has put in place a day time curfew ahead of the visit to the areas of presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. “There is no …

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