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Gun wielding men who brutalized Yusuf Kawooya charged in army court, detained at Makindye. Courtesy Photo

Yusuf Kawooya Tormentors Arrested, Charged in Army Court, Detained

Uganda's army has arrested and tried five men who brutally arrested Democratic Party (DP) mobilizer Yusuf Kawooya on Colville Street. Available reports indicate that the suspects appeared before the disciplinary court on Saturday. They have since been detained at Makindye Military Barracks. Some of the men have been identified as Daniel Senkungu, Moses

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Museveni Commends UPDF Engineers for Assembling Armored Military Vehicles

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, also Commander in Chief of Armed Forces, has commended the Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces engineers for assembling armored military vehicles. The President made the remarks at the commissioning of Nyoka Convertion Project in Magamaga Barracks in Mayuge District. "I am glad now after a long period of sleep,

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UPDF Retires Over 460 Soldiers from Active Service

Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) has today (31st July 2018) retired several officers and militants from active service. The ceremony was held at General Military Headquarters Bombo. The Commander Land Forces Maj Gen Peter Elwelu who represented the Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi advised the soldiers to prepare for

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Uganda, USA Strengthen Military Ties

Uganda and the United States of America have committed themselves to step up military cooperation in order to safeguard peace and stability in the region. This commitment was underscored during a meeting between Gen David Muhoozi, the UPDF Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) and Gen Thomas D. Walderhauser, Commander of

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UK Commends UPDF for Establishing Peace in Somalia, S. Sudan

The United Kingdom has commended Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) for its role in establishing peace in both Somalia and South Sudan. This was observed on Thursday at a meeting between the UPDF Deputy Chief of Defence Forces Lt Gen Wilson Mbadi and the United Kingdom Chief of Staff (Operations) at

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US Applauds UPDF’s Contribution to Peace, Security in Africa

The Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi yesterday 26th April met with the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for African Affairs Mr Alan Patterson at the ministry of Defence Headquaters Mbuya. The CDF in his remarks noted that Uganda's participation in Somalia has contributed to peace in the region and

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UPDF Sends 1,800 Soldiers to Somalia

The Ugandan army has sent 1,822 Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldiers to war-torn Somalia. The soldiers were flagged off to join the Amisom keeping mission forces in Somalia. The group will pitch camp at Arabisca, some 32km from Aden Bullpen Airport in Lower Shebelle. The troops were sent on the heels of an

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S. Sudan Militants Invade Uganda, Repulsed by UPDF on Wednesday Night

The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) was Wednesday night involved in a night battle with suspected Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) militants who had invaded Uganda, The Tower Post reports. The militants had reportedly entered the country through the West Nile region border into areas of Metu and Dufele in Moyo District. According

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