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GENERAL MUHOOZI PROMISES ACTIONS AGAINST ERRANT SOLDIERS WHO ASSALTED JORNALISTS.

GENERAL MUHOOZI PROMISES ACTIONS AGAINST ERRANT SOLDIERS WHO ASSALTED JORNALISTS.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, KDF, UGANDA, UPDF, WORLD
18TH FEBRUARY 2021MBUYAThe Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi has promised that the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces will investigate the circumstances surrounding the assault of journalists yesterday in Kololo and prosecute the individual soldiers who were involved. Addressing the Press at the Ministry of Defence headquaters Mbuya, Gen Muhoozi apologized to the media fraternity regarding the incident that happened yesterday saying such actions are regrettable and the UPDF as a professional institution doesn’t condone such acts. The Chief of Defence Forces promised that the journalists who sustained injuries will be assisted in meeting their medical bills.He added that going forward, the UPDF will have to incorporate training modules to its soldiers and Officers in regard to ...
Sri Lanka: Experts dismayed by regressive steps, call for renewed UN scrutiny and efforts to ensure accountability

Sri Lanka: Experts dismayed by regressive steps, call for renewed UN scrutiny and efforts to ensure accountability

AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women, UPDF, WFP, WORLD
GENEVA (5 February 2021) – UN human rights experts* have urged the Sri Lankan authorities to stop rolling back hard fought progress made in recent years on rebuilding democratic institutions, and to press for accountability for past crimes and deliver justice for victims and promote reconciliation between communities.The independent experts published today an assessment of the government’s follow up to some 400 recommendations made following 10 official visits from 2015 to 2019. They called on the Human Rights Council to continue its efforts to increase independent human rights monitoring in the country and to ensure accountability for past crimes. “We are dismayed at the emerging trends setting back the promotion of reconciliation, accountability and human rights, reducing civic space...
President Museveni  appoints Maj Gen Kayanja Muhanga as the Kampala joint security operations coordinator

President Museveni appoints Maj Gen Kayanja Muhanga as the Kampala joint security operations coordinator

AFRICA, Electoral Comission, Football, FUFA, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA, UPDF, WORLD
Kampala,Uganda: President Museveni has appointed Maj Gen Kayanja Muhanga as the Kampala joint security operations coordinator reporting directly to the Commander in Chief. UPDF deputy spokesperson, Lt Col Deo Akiiki, told the Daily Monitor that Maj Gen Muhanga will be the overall operations coordinator for all security agencies. "This means he will be the link between joint operations of the police force, the military and intelligence agencies,” Lt Col Akiiki said on Friday. UPDF deputy spokesperson, Lt Col Deo Akiiki, has confirmed that Maj Gen Muhanga will be the overall operations coordinator for all security agencies. “This means he will be the link between joint operations of the police force, the military and intelligence agencies,” Lt Col Akiiki said on Friday. At...
UPDF HOSTS DELEGATION FROM NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE-KENYA 

UPDF HOSTS DELEGATION FROM NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE-KENYA 

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KDF, UGANDA, UPDF
Kampala,Uganda: 07 Dec 2020 The Chief of Defence Forces, General David Muhoozi has today welcomed the Faculty and Participants from the National Defence College (NDC) Kenya at the ministry of Defence and Veteran affairs headquaters-Mbuya. The team was led by Lt Gen Adan Mulatap, who are on a study tour in Uganda.                                                                    UPDF Maj Gen Henry Masiko Addressing the delegation, Gen David Muhoozi thanked the deligation for having chosen Uganda as their study destination. He emphasized the strategic importance of the training program which enables participants to see the world from a wider angle. He said that Uganda and Kenya have a lot in common as neighbors and strategic friends and encouraged the delegation to mak...
UPDF HOSTS DELEGATION FROM NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE-KENYA 

UPDF HOSTS DELEGATION FROM NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE-KENYA 

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KDF, UGANDA, UPDF
Caption. The Commander Defence Forces (CDF L) of the UPDF Gen, David Muhoozi awards  Lt Gen Adam Mulatap (KDF) .Photo:Defence Press Unit. 07 Dec 2020 The Chief of Defence Forces, General David Muhoozi has today welcomed the Faculty and Participants from the National Defence College (NDC) Kenya at the ministry of Defence and Veteran affairs headquaters-Mbuya. The team was led by Lt Gen Adan Mulatap, who are on a study tour in Uganda. Lt Gen Adam Mulatap (KDF) saying  a word of thank you for the gift. Photo:Defence Press Unit. Addressing the delegation, Gen David Muhoozi thanked the deligation for having chosen Uganda as their study destination. He emphasized the strategic importance of the training program which enables participants to see the world f...
Gen Saleh Visits National Memory and Peace Documentation Centre in Kitgum Given, Highlights Need for  Food Security.

Gen Saleh Visits National Memory and Peace Documentation Centre in Kitgum Given, Highlights Need for  Food Security.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA, UPDF
09th November 2020 The Northern Uganda insurgency national memory and documentation centre received a boost today when Gen Coleb Akandwanaho a.k.a Salim Saleh and UPDF attended and toured a photographic exhibition of salient events that marked the conflicts in Kitgum town.   Accompanied by the UPDF former Joint chief of Staff Ambassodor Maj Gen Robert Rusoke, the UPDF Chief Political commissar Maj Gen Henry Masiko and other senior UPDF officers, Gen Saleh emphasized food security as the only way of boosting house hold incomes and attainment of complete peace. Gen Saleh said that having food in abundance for both consumption and sale will easily reflect how bad war is as compared to peace today. General Saleh chronicled the bad times when he was a commander in t...
H.E President YK Museveni Commissions Special Forces Command headquarters.

H.E President YK Museveni Commissions Special Forces Command headquarters.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA, UPDF, WORLD
  Uganda's  leader H.E  and Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces (UPDF) Gen YK Museveni has officiated at the opening of the newly constructed Special Forces Command (SFC) headquarters in Entebbe, Wakiso district. The president congratulated the SFC Construction Regiment for  efficiently using their direct labor to construct military installations all over the country, adding that such ventures omit the exorbitant fees and time wastage from contractors. "Since man power is available from soldiers, you only remain with the cost of buying materials to come up with such big structures," he said. The President further encouraged the military to use their own labor when constructing more housing units for soldiers to cater for confidentiality and capaci...
Uganda Defence Minister Meets Israel Ambassador on Cooperation.

Uganda Defence Minister Meets Israel Ambassador on Cooperation.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, Israel, UGANDA, UPDF
The Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs Hon Adolf Mwesige has met with the Ambassador of Israel in Uganda His Excellency Obed Joseph. The meeting, at the Defence Ministry headquarters in Mbuya, was aimed at deepening the existing defence cooperation between Israel and Uganda. Hon Mwesige applauded the Government of Israel for the existing good relations with Uganda in other areas like agriculture and international relations, noting that defence cooperation deepens the continuity of the much needed prosperity.  “Focusing mainly on defence cooperation, not in words, but in practice between the two countries increases performance in many socio-economic sectors,” said Hon Mwesige. Ambassador Obed Joseph commended UPDF and its leadership for the support and involvement in keepi...
Uganda Media Centre’s Deputy Executive Director Col Shaban Bantariza dead. 

Uganda Media Centre’s Deputy Executive Director Col Shaban Bantariza dead. 

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA, UPDF
  Bantariza was last seen in office about 2 weeks ago. He recently shifted to the Ministry of ICT on Parliamentary Avenue where he had been allocated a new office. This was confirmed by the spokesperson of the Uganda People's Defense Forces, Brig. Flavia Byekwaso. "The UPDF family with great sadness have learnt of the passing on of the deputy Executive director of Uganda Media Centre and deputy government spokesman Rtd Col Shaban Bantariza at Mulago national referral hospital. Earlier this year, Bantariza took a shot at a position at the Central Executive Committee, as the NRM Vice-chairperson for Western Uganda. He was a Political leader of NRM and Uganda. He said, he had been a political leader almost all his life. Right from 1985 in the bush, he was a politica...