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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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Army Clarifies on Number of UPDF Soldiers Killed in Somalia as 4 Bodies Are Returned

04 bodies of UPDF soldiers that died on the Sunday fateful day while serving under AMISOM in Somalia have today arrived at Entebbe Air Force Base. On arrival at Entebbe Air Force Base, the 04 fallen soldiers aboard an AMISOM chartered plane were received by Deputy Commander Land Forces Maj Gen

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Museveni Speaks out on al-Shabaab Attack on UPDF Base

Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni has spoken out on an al-shabaab terrorist attack on an Amison base on Easter Sunday. Museveni has praised the UPDF soldiers in Somalia for dealing al-shabaab a blow. "On Easter Sunday our soldiers in Somalia heroically gave serious blows to Al-Shabaab, killing 36 of them and destroying six

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Gen Muhoozi to AMISOM Troop Contributing Countries: Our Engagement in Somalia is Temporary

In a bid to stabilize Somalia and ensure the possibility of creating a strong post African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) era, Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi, has called upon Troop Contributing Countries to the AMISOM to collectively come up with strategies that

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