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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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UPDF to Set Up Shs 123bn Modern Referral Military Hospital

Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs Hon Adolf Mwesigye has Saturday (February 3, 2018) officiated at the UPDF ground breaking ceremony to build a modern Military Referral hospital for the army. This ceremony is part of the activities as the country commemorates the 37th UPDF Tarehe Sita Anniversary and the first

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Six UPDF Officers Jailed for “Leaking Classified Information”

The UPDF Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) Unit Disciplinary Committee (UDC) has Tuesday (19th December 2017) charged and sentenced six officers to two months detention at Makindye Military Prison on cases related to misuse of Social Media. The officers at the rank of Lieutenant and Captain were on Tuesday morning arraigned before

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Museveni Makes Several Changes in New UPDF Reshuffle

President Yoweri Museveni has made several changes in the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF), The Tower post Reports. Museveni who is the Commander in Chief of the armed forces, has appointed Brig. Stephen Kashure as the Deputy Commandant at the Senior Command and Staff College, Kimaka in Jinja in the new

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