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Court martial remands 11 for murdering police officer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The General Court Martial has charged eleven suspects and remanded them to Luzira Prisons for the murder of Detective sergeant, Fred Chemonges, formerly attached to Mbale Central Police Station. The suspects are Private Bob Anichan, Ronald Ssekiranda Kizito alias Kamulegeya Sebalamu Joseph, Musa Kikomeko alias …

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US conducts joint knowledge exchange with UPDF in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia |  BRENNEN LEGE | U.S. service members in Somalia end of  last month conducted a joint Tactical Casualty Combat Care information exchange and mass casualty exercise with neighboring Ugandan African Union Mission in Somalia soldiers. The operation enhanced partner force interoperability and communication, and instilled enduring procedures for mass …

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UPDF to recruit 4000 regular soldiers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Uganda Peoples’ Defence Force- UPDF will recruit 4,000 soldiers. The nationwide recruitment exercise will take place on December 27th to 5th January 2020. Speaking at the UPDF headquarters in Mbuya on Saturday, UPDF spokesperson Brig. Richard Karemire told journalists that the aim of the …

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MP Mwiru wants inquiry into UPDF misconduct in Civil matters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Jinja East Member of Parliament, Paul Mwiru is planning to table a motion demanding for an inquiry into the misconduct of Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF soldiers whenever they are deployed in civil matters. Mwiru says that in the recent past, there has been …

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Army chief warns UDPF drivers, store keepers on drunkenness

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF drivers and store men have been advised to regulate their alcohol consumption to safeguard the reputation of the two departments that are considered the backbone of the force. Brig Ronald Bigirwa, the Commandant of the UPDF Service Brigade made the …

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300 charcoal dealers evicted from Gulu district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | More than 300 charcoal dealers have been evicted from Palaro sub –county in Gulu district. The one-week operation was headed by the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces –UPDF of the fourth division barracks, with assistance from the police and the local leaders. Last month, the …

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New UPDF division created in Rwenzori

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Force (UPDF) has created a new division in the Rwenzori region, the mountain division. The division will be based at Muhooti barracks, Kabarole district. It was inaugurated on Wednesday by the Chief of Defence Forces -CDF Gen David Muhoozi. In …

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Amuru authorities evict 100 illegal charcoal dealers

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Amuru district authorities have ejected 103 illegal charcoal dealers and impounded 200 bags of charcoal from Attiak Sub County. The illegal charcoal dealers were rounded up in Apany Village in Okidi Parish on Monday evening in a joint operation involving Uganda People`s Defense Force-UPDF, Police …

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Air cargo wants UGX 37 Bn to repair aircraft

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Uganda Air Cargo Corporation-UACC has reminded Parliament that it requires US$ 10 million (approximately Shillings 36.9 billion) to repair one of the two C130 air crafts, which has been grounded since 2014. The UACC Board Chairperson, Capt. John Emily Otekat made the request during an …

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