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UPDF Female Pilot, Major Naomi Karungi Dies in Helicopter Crash

UPDF Female Pilot, Major Naomi Karungi Dies in Helicopter Crash

UPDF female pilot, Major Naomi Karungi is among the two UPDF officers who perished in a helicopter crash in Gomba district. 31 year old, Naomi Karungi was on a Training Mission when the helicopter Jet ranger AF302 crashed. According to UPDF spokesperson Brig. Richard Karemire, the jet AF 301 was on a training mission when […]

Museveni launches Mwalimu Nyerere Leadership Centre at Makerere university

The President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni officiated the launch of the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Leadership Centre  on Saturday to pay accolade to former Tanzania president Julius Nyerere. While delivering an inaugural lecture at the launch of the center at Makerere University, president Museveni commended Mwalimu Julius Nyerere for his vital role in the liberation of […]

Parliament demands for actual number of UPDF death in Somalia attack

Parliament demands for actual number of UPDF death in Somalia attack

Alshabab attacked and killed at least four Ugandan soldiers at the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) base in Somalia on Sunday. The attack happened on April 1st 2018 at Quoryole, Bulomareer and Golwein in Lower Shabelle region in Somalia. Since the attack, the media has been awash with different statistics with some reports suggesting that 8 soldiers […]

EAC Specialized military training exercise opens in Tanzania

EAC Specialized military training exercise opens in Tanzania

EAC Armed Forces Command Post Exercise (CPX) “USHIRIKIANO IMARA” was officially opened at Peace Keeping Training Center (PKTC) Kunduchi, Dar-es salaam Tanzania where Fourty officers and men of UPDF and UPF are participating in the exercise. The exercise conducted for a fortnight by EAC Partner States was held from 4th to 15th December 2017. The CPX […]

Gen, Angina advises Government to help peasants gain out of their land

Gen, Angina advises Government to help peasants gain out of their land

The Deputy commander of operation wealth creation (OWC), Gen. Charles Angina has called upon government to set up a policy which will help peasants to gain out of their land hired to big investors in the agricultural sector. Angina made the remarks at the Imperial Golf View Hotel in Entebbe during a two days’ workshop […]

UN not to compensate UPDF for crashed choppers

UN not to compensate UPDF for crashed choppers

The United Nations (UN) has officially communicated to Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) declining to compensate three helicopters that crashed in Kenya in 2012. The helicopters crashed on the slopes of Mount Kenya on August 12th, 2012 on their way to beef up the mission to fight against Al Shabaab militias, under the UN-sponsored African Union Mission (AMISON) in Somalia. The […]

Army MPs should be neutral in their sitting in parliament

Army MPs should be neutral in their sitting in parliament

Members of parliament on legal committee say that  UPDF should either sit with the opposition or Independent, and still vote as they please. MPs  who include Abdul Katuntu and Sam Otada say that the army MPs should be neutral even in their sitting in parliament instead of them being on the side of the ruling party. In […]

UPDF withdrawal from South Sudan was long overdue

UPDF withdrawal from South Sudan was long overdue

Some of the Member of Parliaments say that the withdrawal of UPDF from the South Sudan has  been long overdue because they did not support the deployment. Commander of the Armed forces Gen Katumba Wamala announced Monday that Uganda’s army will leave neighbouring South Sudan by first week of November. Busia Municipality MP Kevina Taaka says the Army […]

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