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UDF Kickboxer Tugume Vows  To Knockout American Robert In Intercontinental Fight

UDF Kickboxer Tugume Vows To Knockout American Robert In Intercontinental Fight

FEATURED, SPORTS
By Keefa Nuwahereza Ugandan renowned kickboxer Titus Tugume, who made headlines after his controversial fight with Moses Golola some time back, is back in the ring, this time with an American called Robert 2020. Tugume is set to battle it out with Robert for an Intercontinental Fight which will be held on Tuesday October 27, at Green Lounge, in Muyenga, a city suburb. Titus Tugume addressing the press conference He revealed this today during a press conference that was held at Green Lounge Hotel in Muyenga, Kampala and graced  by high ranking UPDF officers, among them Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki, the UPDF deputy spokesperson, among others. After parading some of his trophies and belts from previous fights,  Tugume assured all and sundry that  he is ready to send Robe...
UPDF, Uganda Media Center Mourn Col. Bantariza’s Demise

UPDF, Uganda Media Center Mourn Col. Bantariza’s Demise

FEATURED, NEWS
By Our Reporter The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF), the Uganda Media Centre and all Ugandans at large are mourning the untimely demise of Rtd. Col. Shaban Bantariza, who  died on Tuesday morning at Mulago Referral Hospital. Although the actual cause of his death is not yet confirmed by family members, some say he died of COVID-19 while others contend that he succumbed to hypertension. Col. Bantariza, who was the deputy Executive Director of the Uganda Media Centre and deputy government Spokesperson, will be missed by many whose lives he touched directly or directly and many Ugandans have since sent in their condolences to his family. Ofwono Opondo, the Executive Director of the UMC and government spokesperson, wrote thus on twitter; “SAD NEWS: The Executive Direc...
UPDF Driver Knocks Boda-boda Rider Dead

UPDF Driver Knocks Boda-boda Rider Dead

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By Our Reporter The police in Wandegeya are hunting for a reckless driver belonging to the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) who allegedly knocked dead a boda-boda rider in Nakulabye, Kampala, on Monday afternoon. According to eyewitnesses, the yet be identified boda-boda rider was knocked dead around Chez Johnson Hotel as he rode to Nakulabye from Wandegeya side. He collided head-on with the UPDF truck registration number H4DF 2082, which was being driven by a yet to be identified driver, who however fled from the scene shortly after causing the  accident. The body of the deceased was later picked by police and taken to Mulago Hospital mortuary for postmortem as investigations into the matter and hunting for the errant UPDF driver continue. The time of filing this...
UPDF Speaks Out On  Moroto Prison Break, Vows To Net All Escaped Prisoners

UPDF Speaks Out On Moroto Prison Break, Vows To Net All Escaped Prisoners

FEATURED, NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) has finally spoken out about the Prison break at Singila Government Prison in Moroto District that happened on Wednesday, reassuring Ugandans to remain calm because all the escapees will be arrested. A total of 219 prisoners escaped from Singila prisons with guns and fled into Mt. Moroto, prompting a joint force of UPDF, Uganda Prisons Services and Uganda police to pursue them. However, during the pursuit, one of the UPDF soldiers, whose identity is yet to be revealed by the army, was shot  dead by one of the escapees who had fled with guns. UPDF Statement about the Singila Prison break It is said that three escapees were also shot dead by security forces before arresting some of them, while others fled into ...
President Museveni Appoints Col Aheebwa Deputy Chief Political Commissar

President Museveni Appoints Col Aheebwa Deputy Chief Political Commissar

FEATURED, NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, who is the Commander In Chief Of Defence Forces, has appointed Colonel Nelson Ahebwa as the new Deputy Chief Political Commissar. This was revealed by the deputy Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) spokesperson Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki, who revealed that Col. Ahebwa will take over from Col. Ba-hoku Barigye, who on Wednesday handed over the office of the UPDF Deputy Chief Political Commissar (D/CPC) to Col Aheebwa Col. Ba-hoku Barigye addresses UPDF officers during the handover ceremony Akiiki revealed in a tweet that Col. Barigye has sine been appointed by the CIC as the new Defence Attaché to Cuba. Col. Barigye and Col. Ahebwa pose with other UPDF officers in a group photo after the handover ceremony Col. Barigye is the ...
UPDF Warns Soldiers Against Partisan Politics As Battle Between  Kutesa Gal, Museveni Bro. Sodo Heats Up

UPDF Warns Soldiers Against Partisan Politics As Battle Between Kutesa Gal, Museveni Bro. Sodo Heats Up

FEATURED, Politics
By Our Reporter The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) High Command has directed all soldiers and officers to desist from engaging in partisan politics as they provide security to all politicians they were deployed to guard. This comes at a time when bitter clashes between soldiers guarding different politicians are erupting in   several parts of the country, with the most prevalent case being that of Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa’s daughter Shatsi Musherure Kutesa and President Yoweri Museveni’s brother Aine Godfrey Kaguta aka Sodo. Both Sodo and Musherure are vying for the Mawogola North constituency Member of Parliament seat in the 2021 election, on the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party ticket and the stiff competition between them currently is about who sails...
Security Min. Gen. Tumwine, Wife Break Internet With Rare Dancing Strokes

Security Min. Gen. Tumwine, Wife Break Internet With Rare Dancing Strokes

FEATURED, GOSSIP
By Our Reporter Lt. Gen. Elly Tumwine, who is National Resistance Army (NRA) bush-war hero, has literally broken the internet after he shared on twitter a video in which he is seen pulling very rare dance strokes. In the said video which has since gone viral on social media, Gen. Tumwine is seen twisting and turning, break-dancing in a manner that has left many Ugandans comparing him to the late king of pop music Michael Jackson. Gen. Elly Tumwine grooving in the video Besides Gen. Tumwine, his wife and daughters are first seen in the video grooving before he jumps in to challenge them. https://twitter.com/i/status/1300417008442503169 The video in which Gen. Elly Tumwine was filmed grooving Gen. Tumwine is a Ugandan military officer, professional artist, and educator. ...
I Wasn’t Behind St. Peter’s Church Demolition’-Gen. Salim Saleh

I Wasn’t Behind St. Peter’s Church Demolition’-Gen. Salim Saleh

FEATURED, NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza Veteran Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) General Caleb Ankandwanaho aka Salim Saleh has refuted allegations that he was behind the demolition of St. Peter’s Church Ndeeba, which occurred early this week. Gen. Saleh revealed this on Wednesday August 12, 2020, during a meeting with several bishops and religious leaders from the Church of Uganda. Some of the Church of Uganda Bishops who attended the meeting “In the name of God. I want to swear to you that I am not involved in breaking churches,” Gen. Salim Saleh said.   He added that; “I don’t have any property in Kampala, the only one I have is the one in Mbuya, a house. I sold everything in Kampala….when I was chased from the army. The house in Mbuya is still there because my wife stopped me [fro...
African Union Mission In Somalia Gets New Commander

African Union Mission In Somalia Gets New Commander

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has Wednesday August 5th, 2020 ushered in a new force commander, who welcomed in Mogadishu by senior officers and men of the force. Lieutenant General Diomede Ndegeya, who arrived in Somalia on Sunday, will lead a force mainly from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. The countries have been enforcing order in Somalia for over a decade now, with support from the United Nations and African Union. The Commander, who is no stranger to the country, will have to confront the unending Al shaab attacks and the frequent claims of the presence of non-AMISOM troops in Somalia. Gen. Diomede Ndegeya (in suit) poses for a photo with other AMISOM senior officers With a career spanning 38 years, General Ndegeya, 57, previously s...
UPDF Corporal Charged With Murder Of Senior Officer Over Sex

UPDF Corporal Charged With Murder Of Senior Officer Over Sex

FEATURED, NEWS
By Our Reporter A Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) officer is languishing in jail over allegations murdering a senior officer after the two reportedly got disagreements over a woman. Corporal CPL Max Omutoojo, attached to the UPDF Airforce wing in Nakasongola District, was on Tuesday arraigned  before the General Court Martial sitting at Makindye and charged with murder of his senior officer, Major Sulaiman Wafula. CPL Omutoojo appeared before the court chaired by Lt Gen Andrew Gutti and denied the offense. Prosecution alleges that Corporal Omutoojo on May 8th, 2020, while at Nakasongola barracks, with malice aforethought unlawfully caused the death of Major Wafula by shooting him dead. However, on denying the charges, Lt. Gen. Gutti remanded Omutoojo to Makindye ...
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