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Suspected killer of UPDF Major in Nakasongola barracks arrested

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF has arrested one of its own accused of shooting dead a senior ranking officer and injuring another in Nakasongola military barracks. The suspect is Lance Corporal Max Omutojo. He was picked up on Sunday night for allegedly shooting dead a …

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UPDF in Somalia repulse attacks from Al Shabab – Brig. Karemire

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces operating under the African Union Peace Keeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM])last week repulsed two attacks on their bases by the militant group Al Shabab. Speaking to scribes at the Uganda Media Centre yesterday, Brig. Richard Karemire, the spokesperson of …

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Tumukunde bail conditions illogical – Lawyers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawyers have described as illogical and unprecedented, a condition that Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde should get serving military officers above his rank to stand surety for him when he returns to court for his bail application. The condition was set by High Court Judge Wilson …

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UPDF deploys additional soldiers in Agago over increased cattle thefts

Agago, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda People Defence Forces [UPDF] have deployed more personnel in Agago District to beef up its porous border points with Karamoja region. The additional 215 UPDF soldiers under the fifth Infantry Division were deployed over the week to counter incursion of armed Karamojong cattle thugs …

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UPDF soldier, 10 others arrested for alleged smuggling

Amuru, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Ten people and a Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier have been arrested for alleged smuggling at Elegu, Uganda-South Sudan border post in Amuru District.  Seven of the suspects were on Saturday reportedly sneaking into Uganda from South Sudan with the help of truck drivers …

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Arrested Congolese militiamen to be quarantined for 14 days

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The five suspected Congolese militiamen who were arrested on Lake Albert for terrorizing Ugandan fishermen in Hoima district will be quarantined for 14-days. The five identified as Balaka Jarenga, Makuru Onjoka, Claude Nguma, Kakuru Kwamire and Kapaseka Otika, were arrested during heavy gunfire between …

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UPDF: Kasirye Gwanga not under arrest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda People’s Defence Forces has come out to deny reports that Maj Gen(Rtd) Kasirye Gwanga has been arrested. Reports had indicated that Kasirye Gwanga was detained at Mbuya, when he returned guards who had been sent to him. According to the UPDF Spokesman Brig …

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Lack of protective equipment worry security personnel in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lack of personal protective equipment is worrying security personnel enforcing public guidelines against COVID-19 in Gulu. Hundreds of armed police officers backed by Local Defense Units (LDU) personnel and Uganda People’s Defense Force – UPDF are enforcing the 14-days curfew to combat the pandemic …

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