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Evicted Buvuma residents struggling for new living

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1000 people evicted from Buvuma Forest reserve land in Buvuma island district are struggling to make a new living. The affected people were flushed from six villages by the National Forestry Authority-NFA and Uganda People’s Defense Forces in 2014 for alleged encroachment on …

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ANALYSIS: Police on torture

Why activists say IGP Ochola’s latest order is a joke Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | At a recent event organized in Kampala to commemorate the international day in support of torture victims, Mario Obiga Kania, the State Minister for Internal Affairs asked several uniformed police officers in attendance to …

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Bad news over LDU recruitment

Political risk exposed Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME AND JULIAN SABIITI | Some of them forged documents. Others bribed. Many were rejected and many fainted in the physical recruitment training. But still they did not give up. The countrywide recruitment of Local Defense Unit (LDUs) that started on July 15 …

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60 youths stranded as con men invade Soroti LDU recruitment centre

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 60 youths are stranded outside Soroti Administration block after losing money to unscrupulous persons who allegedly wanted to help them go through the LDU recruitment sieve. The stranded group consists of both male and female youths from the districts of Serere, Kalaki, …

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717 LDUs Recruited from Northern Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 717 personnel have been recruited to join the Local Defence Unit from Northern Uganda. The recruits were drawn from Gulu, Omoro, Amuru and Nwoya districts in a drive held between July 15 and July 17, 2019. They are part of the 2,000 …

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Several youths conned in Hoima LDU recruitment

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A number of unsuspecting youths from Hoima, Buliisa and Kikuube districts intending to be recruited to serve in the Local Defense Units-LDUs have lost unspecified sums of money to conmen.      The youths pitched camp on Friday Morning at Hoima Boma grounds awaiting screening by the …

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LDU recruitment drive starts in Moroto

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF 3rd Division Command is set to recruit 3,000 Personnel to serve under the local Defense Unit, across the region. Headquartered in Moroto, the 3rd division command comprises Karamoja, Teso, Sebei, Bugisu and Bukedi sub-regions. This is part of a …

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UPDF to recruit 2,000 LDUs in North, West Nile

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples’ Defense Force-UPDF will recruit 2,000 Local Defense Unit-LDU personnel from Northern Uganda and West Nile region. This is part of the 13,000 that will be recruited across the country. The recruits will be drawn from Gulu, Omoro, Amuru, Nwoya, Nebbi, Zombo, Pakwach, …

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UPDF officers trained in firearm maintenance and logistics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 70 officers of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces have completed a four months training in logistics staff course and battalion arms course at the UPDF school of logistics and engineering, at in Magamaga, Mayuge district. The officers were equipped with skills in repairing …

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