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CAR and Uganda enter military co-operation agreement

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Uganda this week entered a military co-operation agreement with a country it shares no border with - the Central African Republic (CAR). Ugandan Minister of...

Extremist group increases attacks in western Uganda

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Uganda claimed a significant victory over the Islamic State group (IS) in November when it captured a senior commander known as “Njovu” during a...

Terror in Uganda: what’s driving the Islamic State-linked rebels

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The Islamic State Central Africa Province recently attacked and killed two foreign tourists and a citizen in a Ugandan nature park. Located in the...

UPDF delegation on benchmarking visit to Algerian Military Museum

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Those tasked with making a national military museum a reality in Uganda appear to be committed with last year’s visit to South Africa followed...

Deputy Defence Minister test drives Twiga’s Nyati at Defence Demo Day

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Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Thabang Makwetla was one of Twiga’s guests at the recent Defence Demo Day who test drove its...

SA, Uganda talk regional safety, security at intelligence level

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Senior South African Defence Intelligence officers were given an insight into east African intelligence actions and operations that stressed the importance of regional co-operation. Attending...

ISS: School terror attack highlights Uganda’s security gaps

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On 16 June, militants stormed Mpondwe Lhubiriha Secondary School in western Uganda, near the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) border, killing at least...

EASF mission planning course launched in Entebbe

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The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) has another tool in its peacekeeping and peace maintenance basket – an integrated mission planning course. The course will...

Uganda commissions first locally overhauled Mi-24

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The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) has reached a significant milestone regarding the domestic maintenance of its fleet after President Yoweri Museveni commissioned the...

Op Shujaa making inroads against ADF in DR Congo

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Operation Shujaa, a joint Congolese/Ugandan effort to drive the rebel Allied Democratic Force (ADF) from the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has to...

Next Ugandan rotation ready for DR Congo deployment

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Ahead of moving into eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) contingent was told they would be on the...

Russian attack helicopters turned the tide against the LRA – UPDF

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The Uganda People’s Defence Force’s (UPDF’s) Russian attack helicopter fleet - which now includes Mi-28NEs -  helped turn the tide in the fight against...

UN delegation meets senior Ugandan military officers in search for peace

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A United Nations (UN) delegation seeking facts on peace and security in the troubled Great Lakes part of Africa was hosted by the Uganda...

Kenya, Uganda strengthen defence ties

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Senior officers from the Kenyan and Ugandan defence forces met in Nairobi this week to further cement “engagement and collaboration as partners seeking sustainable...

More Osprea Mambas for Africa

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Osprea Logistics is successfully delivering another 50 Mamba armoured vehicles to an African based customer, who will use them for peacekeeping missions. United States-based Osprea...

Who is Joseph Kony? The altar boy who became Africa’s most...

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Eleven years ago, a documentary catapulted the name Joseph Kony onto the global stage. The controversial film Kony 2012 told the story of a...

Ilemi Triangle spat: how resources fuel East Africa’s border conflicts

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For decades, African states have grappled with numerous interstate border disputes, especially in resource-rich regions. In east Africa, most of these conflicts are as...

SA and Ugandan military police to benefit from joint programme

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An exchange programme between South African military police and their Ugandan counterparts will “enhance” defence specific policing functions in both countries. Rear Admiral (JG) Mokgadi...

Ugandan troops doing good work – land force commander

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The commander of the land force of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) told a passing-out parade of Gombolola internal security officers (GISOs) at...

Ugandan commitment to EASF verified

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A Ugandan general, speaking at a verification visit of the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF), repeated the east African country’s commitment to ending conflict...

Museveni opens new armoured vehicle factory in Uganda

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Streit’s new armoured vehicle factory in Uganda, built in partnership with the National Enterprise Corporation (NEC), was formally opened by President Yoweri Museveni this...

Uganda acquires Mi-28 attack helicopters

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The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) appears to be a new operator of the Mil Mi-28 attack helicopter, which has been spotted for the...

ISS: Ugandan soldiers in Cabo Delgado could add fuel to the...

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni recently announced his intention to provide military and economic support to Mozambique to help fight violent extremism in the northern...

Uganda contracts India’s HAL to maintain Su-30 fleet

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Uganda has awarded Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) a contract to maintain and support its Su-30 combat aircraft fleet in a historic deal. The MoU was...

Hundreds ‘disappeared,’ tortured in Uganda – HRW

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The Ugandan government has failed to hold to account security officials who have unlawfully detained and tortured hundreds of government critics, opposition supporters, peaceful...

Uganda operating MALE UAV

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The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) is operating a new medium-altitude, long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), believed to be the Israeli Hermes...

Uganda commissions helicopter MRO facility

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned a helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility, which is refurbishing Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) Mi-24 helicopters. The...

Rebels on run from Uganda, DRC joint mission

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Operation Shujaa, which means hero in Swahili, is making gains that offer hope it can live up to its name. After years of terrorism by...

Congo says it has to fight joint enemy with Uganda as...

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Congolese authorities on Wednesday sought to allay concerns about the arrival of Ugandan troops in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo for an ongoing joint...

Uganda and Congo launch joint attacks against Islamist militia

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Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo launched joint air and artillery strikes in eastern Congo on Tuesday against an Islamic State-linked militia known as...

Uganda says seven suspects killed during probe of last week’s Kampala...

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Uganda said on Monday that seven suspects had been killed and 106 people detained during operations by the security services linked to three suicide...

Triple suicide bombing kills three, wounds dozens in Ugandan capital

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A triple suicide bombing killed at least three people in the heart of Uganda's capital on Tuesday, sending members of parliament and others rushing...

Twin blasts in Uganda capital kill two, injure dozens

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Two explosions in the heart of Kampala killed two people and sent parliamentarians rushing for cover as cars burst into flames, witnesses and media...

Fighting in east Congo pushes 11 000 refugees into Uganda

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Fighting between the army and a group of armed men in eastern Congo forced some 11 000 people to flee across the border into...

Armed men seize Congo villages near Uganda, Rwanda border

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Gunmen seized at least two villages overnight in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo near the border with Uganda and Rwanda, a local official...

Streit to open armoured vehicle factory in Uganda

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The United Arab Emirates’ Streit Group will soon be opening an armoured vehicle factory in Uganda, in partnership with the National Enterprise Corporation (NEC). The...

ISS: Uganda terror attacks point to deeper Jihadi coordination

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Some analysts and officials believe the Islamic State-affiliated Allied Democratic Forces and al-Shabaab are collaborating. Terrorist attacks are intensifying in Uganda. An explosion in a...

Uganda’s police detain 48 suspects linked to last month’s bombings

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Uganda's police have arrested 48 suspects in connection with last month's deadly bombings blamed on an Islamist group linked to Islamic State, police said...

Uganda investigating Islamist link to bombing after IS responsibility claim

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Uganda said on Monday it was investigating whether fighters allied with the militant group Islamic State (IS) had carried out a bombing in Kampala...

Islamic State claims responsibility for bomb attack in Uganda

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Islamic State claimed responsibility for a bomb attack that killed at least one person in Uganda's capital Kampala on Saturday night, the militant group...

Uganda commissions new infantry fighting vehicle

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The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) has commissioned the locally manufactured Chui (Leopard) infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), which is based on Twiga’s recently launched...

Lawmakers allied to Uganda opposition leader charged with murder

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Two opposition lawmakers in Uganda were charged with murder and remanded on Wednesday for the second time in a month, an official with their...

Uganda charges lawmakers allied to opposition leader with murder

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Ugandan prosecutors on Tuesday charged two lawmakers allied to opposition leader Bobi Wine with the murder of three people, following a spate of unsolved...

Ugandan military arrests man suspected of planning suicide bombing

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The Ugandan military said on Friday they had arrested a man who was planning a suicide bombing at the funeral of a top police...

First Afghan evacuees arrive in Uganda

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Uganda on Wednesday received 51 people evacuated from Afghanistan after the Taliban swept back into power, but officials said they would stay temporarily until...

Uganda to take 2 000 Afghan refugees at US request

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Uganda said on Tuesday it had agreed to a request from the United States to take in temporarily 2 000 refugees from Afghanistan fleeing...

Ugandan opposition, activists denounce digital car tracker plan

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A move by Uganda's government to install digital tracking devices on vehicles to help fight rampant crime has been denounced by rights advocates and...

Uganda links Islamist rebels to attempted murder of minister

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The gunmen who tried to kill a Ugandan minister last month trained in an Islamist rebel camp in Democratic Republic of Congo, police said...

Uganda charges two suspects over attempted assassination of minister

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Two suspects were charged with murder and attempted murder on Monday over an assassination attempt on a Ugandan government minister in which the minister...

Uganda court grants bail to 18 supporters of opposition leader Wine

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A Ugandan military court on Monday released on bail 18 supporters of singer-turned-opposition leader Bobi Wine detained since the start of the year on...

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