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UPDF starts verification of veterans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The army has commenced a nation-wide verification exercise of all unpaid ex-servicemen. Adolf Mwesige, the Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs in a statement issued on Wednesday said the exercise will target unpaid military veterans and beneficiaries of deceased soldiers who lack necessary documents. …

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Rwenzururu veterans plead for Mumbere’s freedom

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rwenzururu Kingdom veterans have asked Gen Salim Saleh, a brother to President Yoweri Museveni to facilitate the freedom of Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere. Mumbere, together with close to 200 of his loyalists, was arrested on November 27, 2016, after a confrontation between …

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Zimbabwe war veterans at heart of Mugabe’s downfall

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Once Robert Mugabe’s fiercest supporters, independence war veterans played a key role in ousting him, proving they still wield influence in Zimbabwe which only threw off colonial rule in 1980. Mugabe’s reign was built on support from three pillars — ZANU-PF party, the military and …

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Zimbabwe war veterans call for immediate anti-Mugabe protests

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s influential war veterans on Tuesday called for immediate protests against President Robert Mugabe as parliament moved to impeach the veteran leader. “All the people must leave what they are doing, come to Harare… we just want to see the back of Mugabe immediately. The …

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Calls for anti-Mugabe street protests on Saturday

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | The leader of Zimbabwe’s war veterans association, an influential voice in national politics, on Friday said President Robert Mugabe must step down at once and urged people to protest against the veteran leader. Christopher Mutsvangwa told a press conference the “game was up” for Mugabe …

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‘Veterans’ camp at Lwamata, renew demands for compensation

Hundreds of civilians claiming to be Luweero Triangle veterans from Kiboga, Kyankwanzi, Mubende and Mityana have camped at Lwamata playground, saying they will not leave until the president meets them over their compensation. The group, who have their own body Kasejjere-Kigemuzi Veterans’ Association, said that President Yoweri Museveni and the ruling National …

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