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Brig Flavia Byekwaso new UPDF spokesperson

SPOKESPERSONS SINCE 1986 • Maj. Roland Katunguka • Col. Shaban Bantariza • Maj. Phinehas Katirima • Col. Felix Kulayigye • Lt. Paddy Ankunda • Brig. Richard Karemire • Brig Flavia Byekwaso Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | UPDF representative in parliament  Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso has been appointed Defence Spokesperson, replacing …

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Trial of soldiers who assaulted Mityana LCV chairperson suspended

Mityana, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has postponed the trial of four Local Defence Unit (LDU) personnel accused of allegedly assaulting Mityana LCV Chairperson Joseph Luzige.  The security personnel who include Cpl Anguria Simon Peter, the squad commander, Pte Odeke Simon, Pte Musundi Caroline and Pte Okello Isaac, were …

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UPDF conducting refresher course for LDUs

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda People’s Defence Forces – UPDF has started conducting a two week refresher course for 6000 Local Defence Units-  LDUs. In statement issued by UPDF Spokesperson, Brig. Richard Karemire, the refresher training is being spearheaded by deputy Land Forces commander, Maj. Gen Sam Kavuma. LDUs …

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Karamoja’s wrong formula for peace

‘Steal one animal, and you or your relatives pay back three’ Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Following 15 years of peace, the Karamoja region in the semi-arid northeastern horn of Uganda is slowly slipping back into its violent and notorious past. Cattle theft and violence are increasing and a …

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Ugandan kidnapped at Rwanda border, UPDF demands his return

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Ugandan has been kidnapped by gunmen dressed in Rwandan army uniform in Kabale border district, witnesses have said. Levy Byomuhangi, a resident of Rugarama village in Nyinamuronzi ward, Katuna was kidnapped by gunmen dressed in Rwandan army uniform at Mushenyi village, Karuhanga parish, …

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Police plans fresh training for private security guards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police Force is to conduct training of all security guards in the country. Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says that the Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has ordered the director in charge of private security guards and civilian firearms to immediately …

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