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European Heads of Mission applaud UPDF role in region

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union ambassadors have hailed the positive role the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) is playing in the region. The Ambassadors after receiving a brief on the security situation from Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi, appreciated UPDF participation in establishing peace and …

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Heavy deployment ahead of Wadri’s Arua Victory party

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dozens of uniformed and plain clothed security personnel have been deployed in Arua town ahead of the victory celebrations organised by Arua Municipality MP Kassiano Wadri. Over 10 police vehicles including anti-riot water, pepper and foam canons arrived in Arua at 5pm today with …

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UPDF starts verification of veterans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The army has commenced a nation-wide verification exercise of all unpaid ex-servicemen. Adolf Mwesige, the Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs in a statement issued on Wednesday said the exercise will target unpaid military veterans and beneficiaries of deceased soldiers who lack necessary documents. …

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Military police personnel training in motorbike patrol

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Twenty one military police officers are undergoing training in motorcycle patrol and basic cycling skills under the Uganda Police Driving and Riding training wing. The officers have been undergoing training for the last two weeks at the Kibuli based training ground. They were recommended …

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Opposition to table electoral reforms bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Opposition Betty Aol Ochan has said that the opposition will table electoral reforms Bill. Aol says that the Bill which will to be presented by the Shadow Attorney General, Wilfred Niwagaba is ready and only awaits space on the order paper. …

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MPs unhappy with UPDF illegal fishing operations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has summoned the Attorney General to appear in the House this week after MPs questioned the involvement of the UPDF in the fishing industry particularly on Lake Victoria. The Attorney General is expected to explain the laws regulating the …

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FDC condemns Kyaligonza, Rukutana’s impunity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has condemned the level of impunity showcased by Uganda’s Ambassador to Burundi Maj. Gen. Matayo Kyaligonza and Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana in two different actions over the last week. Maj Gen Kyaligonza, also the ruling National Resistance Movement …

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Lt. Gen Elwelu warns army against greed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lt. Gen. Peter Elwelu, the Commander of Land Forces has warned Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF soldiers against greed. Presiding over the 6th pass out of Local Defense Unit, LDU personnel who completed a four month’s training at Olilim Training School, Katakwi district, Elwelu noted …

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US army asked to support UPDF in civil military operations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief of Civil-Military Coordination (CIMIC), Brig. Innocent Oula has asked the United States Army to extend more civil-military trainings to UPDF officers. Oula said that the UPDF needs a training in civil-military operations and disaster management which will boost the force’s capability to …

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