Last Uganda soldiers leave war ravaged Central Africa Republic

Last Uganda soldiers leave war ravaged Central Africa Republic

Wednesday has marked the last arrival of Ugandan troops from the Central African Republic since the announcement made on April 19, 2017. A statement by Capt. Lawrence Draga, the 4th Division Infant Battalion spokesperson says, “today marks the last arrival of Ugandan troops from CAR.” “The final batch of the troops began trekking from their […]

Museveni appoints Badru Kiggundu to probe Shs76 billion UPDF Scandal

Museveni appoints Badru Kiggundu to probe Shs76 billion UPDF Scandal

Despite a stained legacy according to President Museveni’s critics, former Electoral Commission chairman Eng. Badru Kiggundu has been zeroed on as the right man to investigate a procurement scandal that has engulfed Uganda’s Ministry of Defence and the national army – Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF)’s Kiweweta Recruit Training School. Dr. Kiggundu who is also […]

Lt Col Deo Akiiki Asiimwe recalled by Gen. Museveni in new UPDF reshuffle

Lt Col Deo Akiiki Asiimwe recalled by Gen. Museveni in new UPDF reshuffle

President Museveni has made a fourth army reshuffle within two months, with the latest changes announced in the Uganda People Defence Forces communications department. In the latest changes, Lt Col Deo Akiiki Asiimwe who is away finalising strategic studies in USA, has been appointed to deputise Brig Richard Karemire who is the UPDF spokesman. Akiiki, a longtime army publicist […]

UPDF take over Makerere University security

UPDF take over Makerere University security

Coming from an unscrupulous few months of student trouble, lecturer strikes and a public relations crisis, Makerere University authorities have enlisted the services of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF). has undertaken construction works for a resilient perimeter fence around their premises. In the latest developments announced at Uganda’s oldest University, the national army, UPDF’s […]

Scores of Uganda soldiers enter Equatorial Guinea

Scores of Uganda soldiers enter Equatorial Guinea

Just months after withdrawing from their two-year sojourn in neigbouring South Sudan, Uganda has deployed in Equatorial Guinea. The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces’ latest deployment was confirmed as “another show of confidence in UPDF professionalism” by army spokesperson Brig. Richard Karemire on Tuesday. The size of Uganda’s contingent in the West African nation was not readily […]

UPDF soldiers accused of rape, defilement of children in CAR

UPDF soldiers accused of rape, defilement of children in CAR

According to an article by BBC reporter Catherine Byaruhanga, Uganda has about 2,500 soldiers stationed in the Central African Republic (CAR). The mission, which began in 2009, aims to hunt down Joseph Kony and members of his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The rebel group has been accused of allegedly committing massacres, abductions, rape and acts […]

Museveni finally speaks on reports that Uganda soldiers have re-entered South Sudan

Museveni finally speaks on reports that Uganda soldiers have re-entered South Sudan

Imposing an external “trusteeship” government on South Sudan to try to end a three-year ethnic civil war and potential genocide in the world’s youngest nation would only make its security situation worse, the Government of Uganda says. Patience towards President Salva Kiir’s government in Juba has worn thin as the refugee numbers have grown, fuelling […]

Panic as M23 rebel leader Makenga slips through UPDF hands

Panic as M23 rebel leader Makenga slips through UPDF hands

Tension is high among Ugandan security agencies following the escape of M23 rebel leader Sultan Makenga from a UPDF detention facility where he had been held. Sources in the military indicate that leader of the Congolese rebels of M23 has disappeared from his secret base in Kampala where he had been guarded by the Uganda […]

Justice Kavuma faces jail time over using UPDF to steal land

Justice Kavuma faces jail time over using UPDF to steal land

If there is a public official in Uganda who has been in the news for the wrong reasons, then it is Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma, there is no doubt about that. Justice Kavuma has for instance has been in the news for issuing unpopular directives and orders. The most recent ones include the “stupid” […]