• UPDF successfully evacuates 38,000 Ugandans

    The UPDF says it successfully evacuated 38,000 Ugandans and other EAC region nationals but several other Ugandans remain stuck in South Sudan. The UPDF undertook this operation by land using over 50 trucks which drove under escort inside South Sudan to pick up Ugandans following a decision taken by Government

  • LRA abducted 498 civilians between January & June

    Kidnappings in Central Africa by the Lord’s Resistance Army increased during the first half of 2016 just as Uganda threatened to roll back its involvement in an operation to hunt down the rebels according to a report released by LRA monitoring groups. The report published by  The Resolve and Invisible

  • 4 senior police officers charged for beating Besigye supporters

    Four senior police officers have this evening been charged for beating up Dr Kiiza Besigye’s supporters last week. They include Kampala Metropolitan South regional police commander Andrew Kaggwa, Field Force Unit commander Samuel Bamuzibire, DPC Wandegeya police Moses Nanork and head of Katwe police Field Force Unit  Patrick Muhumuza. The

  • Govt finalizes feasibility of Uganda airlines

    Government finalizes the feasibility study of the Uganda airlines and only awaits implementation in a few months. State Minister for Finance and Planning David Bahati says that says that government is determined to revitalize the Uganda Airlines to counter the rising air service fares. Uganda Development Corporation was handed over

  • Bunyoro affairs minister thrown out of parliament

    State Minister for Bunyoro affairs also Masindi Municipality MP Ernest Kiizza is thrown out of Parliament over voter bribery. Masindi High court judge Elizabeth Nahamya declared Kiiza’seat vacant and ordered for fresh elections. Former Minister Kabakumba Matsiko filed the election petition against the Minister, who now becomes the 16th NRM

  • UPDF deploys a new battle group in Somalia

    The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces deployed a new battle group to serve under the African Union Mission in Somalia. The group dubbed battle group 19, replaces battle group 16, which has completed a one-year tour of duty in Somalia. Uganda now has over 6,700 military personnel, serving under the African