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UPDF: No crowds, limited media coverage at Kasirye Gwanga burial

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has said only a limited number of people will be allowed to bury departed Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Kasirye Gwanga. “Burial will take place on Friday June 12, 2020 10.00Hrs, at Nkene Village, Busujju County in Mityana District. It will …

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114 soldiers documented for retirement from UPDF 3rd division

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The 3rd Division of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF has documented 114 officers for retirement late this month. They were documented during the ongoing retirement documentation exercise held at Bumageni Army Primary school in Bugema Mbale district on Sunday. The 20-day exercise undertaken by …

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Police explains heightened security deployment in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | This morning different parts of Kampala Metropolitan Area woke up to a more than usual security deployment of police, the UPDF and the Local defense Units. In some areas where the roadblocks and checkpoints had been removed thanks to the relaxation of the lockdown …

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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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