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‘UPDF has not, and will not deploy in Kenya’

‘Uganda army has not, and will not deploy in Kenya’ Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has refuted media reports that they are on standby to support security operations in Kenya. “The UPDF wishes to totally denounce these allegations which are totally false, alarmist and misleading,” said Brig. …

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Major Kiggundu murder suspects’ trial date set by High Court

Kampala, Uganda | GODREY SSALI | The four Muslim Sheikhs arrested in connection with the killing of two UPDF soldiers, Major. Muhammad Kiggundu and his body guard Sgt. Stephen Mukasa, have been formally charged with murder before the High Court in Kampala. The accused including the acting Deputy Amir of the …

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VIDEO: Fallen UPDF Officers Return from Somalia

 VIDEO: Fallen UPDF Officers Return from Somalia Kampala, Uganda | NBS TV| The bodies of the 12 UPDF Soldiers that died on mission in Somalia have arrived in Uganda, Wednesday afternoon. The fallen soldiers were received by the Deputy Chief of Defense Forces, Lt. Gen. Wilson Mbadi, along other senior officers. …

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UPDF confirms 12 dead in Somalia ambush

Mogadishu, Somalia |  THE INDEPENDENT & AFP |  Uganda has confirmed that 12 of her solidiers, part of the African Union (AU) troops in Somalia, were killed in an ambush by Shabaab militants on Sunday. “From the battlefield, it is now confirmed that UPDF lost 12 gallant soldiers with 7 …

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THIS WEEK: UPDF officials who shot civilian convicted

THIS WEEK: UPDF officials who shot civilian convicted Three Uganda People Defence Forces (UPDF) officials were on July22 tried and convicted for shooting dead a civilian, Paul Tumukunde. The Division Court Martial of the Special Forces Command (SFC) that sat in Sembabule town sentenced to death Constable Canan Nkamuhebwa attached …

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CAR: We are eternally grateful to UPDF and Museveni

We are eternally grateful to UPDF and Museveni, says Central Africa Republic Kampala, Uganda | PPU | The Central Africa Republic government has thanked President Yoweri Museveni and the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) for helping secure their country and fighting the Lord’s Resistance Army rebels. In a note to …

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UPDF holds historic graduation for engineers in Jinja

Jinja, Uganda  | US AFRICOM  | Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commander Brig. Gen. David Furness attended the graduation ceremony for 60 engineers from Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) on July 7, at a Marine base in Jinja, Uganda. The historic graduation of Class 17.2 marked the conclusion of …

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VIDEO: Second term for Lt Gen Gutti as Army Court chair

  Kampala, Uganda| GODFREY SSALI |  Lt Gen  Andrew Gutti has been sworn in for a second term as Chairman of the Army court sitting at Makindye in Kampala. Last month , President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni re-appointed Lt Gen. Gutti to head this  court  after the expiry of his one …

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‘King Kong’ wins gold for Uganda at African boxing champs

Welterweight Muzamir ‘King Kong’ Kakande won his final fight Sunday as Uganda ended the AIBA African Boxing Championships in Congo Brazzaville with a gold and two silver medals. It is Uganda’s first gold in a major boxing tournament in 13 years. Uganda national champion Kakande beat Mauritian Merven Clair on …

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