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UPDF strikes rebel camps in eastern DR Congo

Ugandan army strikes rebel camps in eastern DR Congo Kampala, Uganda | AFP – Michael O’Hagan |  Uganda’s army said Friday it had launched attacks on a shadowy rebel group in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where the militants killed 14 UN peacekeepers earlier this month. Army spokesman Richard Karemire …

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Brig Lokech takes charge in Somalia as exit plans start

Mogadishu, Somalia | AMISOM NEWS | The incoming Contingent Commander of the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Brig Paul Lokech, took over office on Tuesday at a ceremony held in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Brigadier Lokech succeeds Brig Kayanja Muhanga, who has …

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THIS WEEK: UPDF awarded for good work in Somalia

THIS WEEK: UPDF awarded for good work in Somalia Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | UPDF battle group 22 which has been serving under African Union Mission in Somalia commonly known as AMISOM commanded by Col Bernard Tuhame has been awarded medals of honor by the mission. The troops that …

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UPDF gets new deputy commander, retires over 1,000

UPDF retires 1101 Officers and men Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A week after making 334 promotions, President and Commander In Chief President Yoweri Museveni has promoted Brig Sam Kavuma and appointed him Deputy Commander of the UPDF Land Forces. According to the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) Spokesperson Brig. Richard …

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Museveni and the army

Museveni and the army: Failing to learn from past mistakes? Kampala, Uganda | HAGGAI MATSIKO | If a position is operationally strategic, President Yoweri Museveni will appoint a soldier to it. If a job is critical to his survival in power, Museveni will appoint a soldier to do it. As …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Museveni and the army

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top stories in this week’s The Independent COVER STORY Museveni and the army: Failing to learn from past mistakes? THE LAST WORD The tragedy of Robert Mugabe: How Western cunning exploited African gullibility to demonise the Zimbabwean president. POLITICS Muntu versus Amuriat: I …

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UPDF: 334 promoted, SFC’s Nabasa now Brigadier

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Commander In Chief President Yoweri Museveni has promoted 334 Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) officers. Key among the promotions, according to reports Wednesday, has commander of the Special Forces Command (CSFC)Col Don Nabasa and Chief of Military Intelligence Col Abel Kandiho promoted to Brigadier. Higher …

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Senior police officers accept trial before the Army Court

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Seven Senior Police Officers have been charged before the Army Court in Makindye with kidnap of  two people. These had refused to plead to the said charges last month saying the General Court Martial had no jurisdiction to try their case, and were then remanded …

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