Uganda People’s Defense Forces

Uganda soldiers die in Mogadishu battles with Somali Al-Shabab rebels

Seven UPDF soldiers were killed in somalia in a fight to control Mogadishu and several sustained injuries in the operation. This was confirmed by the UPDF commander of land forces  LT.General Katumba wamala while speaking to journalists in Kampala. Katumba wamala said that the capture of mogadishu is a stepping stone for stabilization of the […]

Uganda People's Defense Forces ends demolition exercise

A team of UPDF field Engineers led by Lt Col Fred Karara who is the Inspector General of military Equipment together with the National Focal Point person on small Arms and Light weapons Commissioner of the Uganda police, Ahamed Wafuba has successfully ended a demolition exercise in Karamoja sub region. During the one week long […]

Besigye writes to Uganda army about involvement in elections, warns of public protests

Tthe presidential candidate on Inter-Party Cooperation (IPC)/Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) ticket Retired Col. Dr. Kiiza Besigye has written a letter to the Chief of Defense Forces Gen. Aronda Nyakairima asking him not to involve the army in the elections. Speaking to Journalists in Kampala today, Besigye said that army officers’ utterances that army will be […]

Uganda army refuses fresh demand for peace talks by the Lords Resistance Army rebels

The Uganda People’s Defense Forces has dismissed calls by the Lords Resistance Army rebels for fresh peace talks in order to end the conflict in northern Uganda. Maj. Victor Opira, the 4th Division (northern Uganda) Intelligence Officer told journalists today that the LRA rebels have been strongly weakened by the Uganda Army working with neighbouring […]

DP President Mao urges Uganda army to be non- partisan

  The President General of the Democratic Party, Norbert Mao has urged the Uganda People’s Defence Forces to be non partisan and to have a national outlook rather than being identified with the regime that is in power as the regime’s army. He says though the UPDF has tremendously improved in terms of professionalism as […]