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Zombo detach raid: Army arrests 21 attackers

Zombo, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The army has arrested 21 people in connection with the raid of the Zombo Army Detach on Thursday. Major Ceaser Olweny the UPDF Spokesperson for 4th division who is currently commanding the hunt for the attackers confirmed that 21 attackers have been arrested as of …

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Desert Locust invasion

  Why Uganda could incur over Shs 800bn in agricultural losses Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Uganda risks losing up to Shs 800bn (US$218.3 million) in export revenue if the desert locusts are not halted in the coming weeks, according to the agriculture ministry. East Africa’s third largest economy …

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Desert locusts: UPDF change spraying time

Karamoja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | UPDF soldiers deployed to combat desert locusts in Karamoja spent the better part of Tuesday night spraying the devastative insects. The team sprayed the locusts in the areas of Moruita and Kakomole sub counties in Nakapiripirit, near the border with Nabilatuk district. Col. Ezra Braruhanga, …

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THE INDEPENDENT: Museveni action on army shootings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Museveni action on shootings: Trigger happy Lt. Col Juma Seiko makes the UPDF the target THE WEEK In court: ISO Boss Bagyenda’s son gets 32 years for murder THE LAST WORD The passing of …

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How UPDF is fighting voracious desert locusts

Otuke, Uganda | AFP | Under a warm morning sun scores of weary UPDF soldiers stare as millions of yellow locusts rise into the northern Ugandan sky, despite hours spent spraying vegetation with chemicals in an attempt to kill them. From the tops of shea trees, fields of pea plants …

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Joint security agencies arrest 7 suspects, recover stolen UPDF gun

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  A joint team of security agencies has arrested seven people suspected to be members of gangs terrorising Mubende and Mityana districts. Uganda People’s Defence Forces – UPDF and Uganda Police Force – UPF launched a crackdown on suspected criminals in Mubende and Mityana after a …

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Bunyoro Kingdom petitions CDF over UPDF involvement in cultural site attack

Bunyoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom has petitioned the Chief of Defense forces-CDF Gen.David Muhoozi and the Ministry of Internal Affairs over the alleged involvement of Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces-UPDF soldiers in the destruction of Ssemwema cultural site in Kakumiro district. Addressing the press on Thursday at the …

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UPDF deploys more 320 LDUs in Kira Municipality

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) have deployed more 320 newly trained  LDU personnel in Kira municipality areas to beef up security following increased acts of crimes.    While presenting the new LDU’s to local leaders during a security meeting in Bulindo on Wednesday evening, …

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