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Gen Benon Biraro is dead

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Presidential candidate Maj Gen Benon Biraaro is dead.  He breathed his last at Kampala Hospital this afternoon. General Biraaro graduated from Makerere University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and later joined the National Resistance Army-NRA Bush War. He …

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Soldier guns down three in Gulu

  Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Uganda People’s Defense Force-UPDF soldier is on the run after shooting three people dead in Gulu. The incident happened on Monday evening in Vanguard sub ward, Vanguard Parish, Pece Division in Gulu Municipality. The dead have been identified as Beatrice Ajok, 52, …

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UPDF chopper crashed during heavy down pour- Eye witness

Butambala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF that crashed on Tuesday morning killing two crew members could have come down because of bad weather, according to an eye witnesses. The Defense Ministry Spokesperson, Brigadier General, Richard Kalemire, said in a tweet that the jet Ranger AF302 crashed in Bulo …

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UPDF Fisheries Unit drops 46 soldiers

  Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 46 soldiers have been sacked from the UPDF Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU over the last three years Maj. Joseph Ssebukera, the Commandant of the unit on Eastern side of Lake Victoria has revealed. He told journalists at Masese Landing site in Jinja …

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Two dead after UPDF helicopter crashes in Gomba

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF helicopter has crashed on a training mission in Bulo in Gomba district. “We regret to inform that a UPDAF Jet Ranger on a training mission has crashed. It had two crew members. Sadly, no one has survived. Investigation into …

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UPDF to celebrate 39th Tarehe Sita anniversary in Luweero

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces will hold its 39th Terehe Sita celebration in the Luweero triangle, the epicenter of the five-year liberation struggle that catapulted the NRM government in power in 1986. In a statement released by Brigadier Richard Karemire, the UPDF spokesman, the celebrations …

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Heavy security deployment as Rubanda holds NRM party elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is heavy deployment of police and Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) in Rubanda town council where the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) is conducting party primaries. Rubanda is among the 55 districts that are conducting party elections to fill gaps in new administrative units. …

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UPDF starts trial of LDUs arrested over gun misuse

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The First Division of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces- UPDF has started trying Local Defence Unit –LDU personnel arrested over gun misuse. Others will be tried for cases related to killing and injuring civilians in reckless shootings, gun mismanagement, extortion and theft. Maj Yusuf Katamba, …

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Army leadership to intergrate graduate LDUs into UPDF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Army leadership has reportedly started a process of integrating all graduate Local Defense Unit –LDU personnel into Uganda People’s Defense Forces- UPDF. The minimum education qualification during the LDU recruitment drive was Primary Leaving Examination –PLE certificate and the maximum was a Uganda …

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