Defence Forces News

Army deserter arrested over Shs130m robbery, 3 on the run

One of the four Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) deserters has been arrested by Flying Squad Unit (FSU) operatives over robbery of Shs130m from a cooperative savings and credit union in Rushere, Kiruhura District.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Feb 21, 2019

COMMENT: UPDF promotions were overdue

Outstanding veteran Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) officers were promoted to the rank of full General, in preparation for retirement.

The Independent , Uganda Feb 18, 2019

We need to safeguard our country’s integrity

First is the story wondering why many of the guns used by thugs in killings and robbers in and around the capital Kampala belong to the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF), Uganda Police Force (UPF) and Uganda Prisons Service (UPS).

Daily Monitor , Uganda Feb 18, 2019

Does UPDF reflect national character of Uganda?

According to Article 208 (2), “The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces shall be non-partisan, national in character, patriotic, professional, disciplined, productive and subordinate to the civilian authority as established under this Constitution.” The functions of the UPDF as per Article 209 are: “to preserve and defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Uganda; to cooperate with the civilian authority in emergency situations and in cases of natural disasters; to foster harmony and understanding between the Defence Forces and civilians; and to engage in productive activities for the development of Uganda.” Article 210 (b) authorises Parliament to make laws regarding “recruitment, appointment, promotion, discipline and removal of members of the UPDF and ensuring that members of the UPDF are recruited from every district of Uganda.” In accordance with Article 210 (b) MPs should, as a matter of urgency, demand publication of the list of all persons who are currently employed and serving in UPDF, ISO and ESO, together with details of their ranks, when they were enlisted and which districts they come from.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Feb 17, 2019

On black kaveras in Kitgum hospital and sustainable growth

By Victoria Nyeko Recently, the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) celebrated Tarehe Sita in Kitgum District.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Feb 17, 2019

Apaa land dispute: RDC blames politicians for fueling conflict

He said the deployments started last week after the Chief of Defence Forces, Gen. David Muhoozi ordered a battalion to occupy the area to handle the fragile security situation.

New Vision , Uganda Feb 14, 2019

High Court orders army to produce Kipoi

He is jointly charged with five soldiers of the Uganda people's Defence Forces (UPDF) over treason.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Feb 14, 2019

Museveni happy with security situation in Uganda

The High Command comprises the President as the chairperson, the minister of defence, the Chief of Defence Forces and his deputy, service commanders, Chief of Staff and division commanders among others.

New Vision , Uganda Feb 13, 2019

Fishermen with illegal gear sink boats to avoid arrest, says

By DENIS EDEMA Fishermen engaged in illegal fishing activities on Lake Victoria in Jinja and Mayuge districts have resorted to sinking their vessels or hiding them at the sight of the Fisheries Protection Unit (FPU) of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF), a senior army official has said.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Feb 12, 2019

External forces plot to topple Museveni - army boss

The Special Forces Command (SFC's) Maj-Gen Don Nabasa made the remarks on Monday during the Tarehe Sita celebrations to mark 35 years since the establishment of the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF).

The East African , Kenya Feb 12, 2019