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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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Lack of drone regulations threatening national security – UPDF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The lack of regulations for the use of the Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems commonly known as drones is threatening national security. This was revealed by the Director Cyber Intelligence at the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF. Ssemakula who was speaking to different drone operators at Mestil …

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UPDF to recruit 13,000 more LDU’s

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) will recruit 13,000 more Local Defence Unit (LDUs) personnel. Deputy Army and Defence Spokesperson Lt Col Deo Akiiki, says that recruitment exercise will resume in a week’s time but declined to divulge the numbers being targeted. Akiiki referred URN to …

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NEC signs deal to construct free zone at Entebbe Airport

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Free Zone Authority (UFZA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Enterprise Corporation (NEC) to construct a public free port zone at Entebbe International Airport. NEC is the commercial arm of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF). The deal signed …

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Museveni names four new police AIGPs from UPDF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President and Commander in Chief Yoweri Museveni has appointed four new Assistant Inspector Generals of Police, from Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF). Seconded to join Police are Brig. Jack Bakasumba, Brig Godfrey Goloba, and Colonels Jese Kamunanwire and Chris Damulira. Brig. Jack Bakasumba has been …

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Two security officers arrested for kidnapping Tanzanian National

Kyotera, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kalisizo police are holding a Uganda People’s Defense Forces soldier and police detective for allegedly kidnapping a Tanzanian national. Detective Corporal, Edison Ntibankundiye, who is attached to CPS Kampala and L/Corporal, John Beyeza who is attached to Arua Battalion 5 and Victor Nkundamukama are wanted …

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Three UPDF deserters arrested over Mobile money robberies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF deserters have been arrested in connection to robberies targeting mobile money operators in the city.  The trio was picked up in a joint operation involving UPDF and the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI). The suspects are Stanley Muluta alias …

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UPDF to streamline retirement of soldiers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF is set to streamline retirement of all officers irrespective of their ranks. Speaking on Monday to the second batch of officers and men who are undergoing a two weeks induction workshop on life after retirement at Gadaffi barracks, the Chief …

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Four UPDF soldiers arrested in foiled Fang Fang robbery

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four Uganda People’s Defence Forces  (UPDF) soldiers have been arrested in a foiled hotel robbery in Kampala. The four were arrested by the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) in collaboration with Special Forces Command  (SFC). Without divulging details, UPDF spokesman, Brig Richard Karemire, confirmed to Uganda …

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Indicting Uganda and the ICC

How the international court gamed Museveni into a deal of partial justice COMMENT | GAAKI KIGAMBO | Since its inception in 2002 to date, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has studiously defended itself against accusations it is an imperial project; especially in Africa, by pointing to the number of cases …

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