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Kony’s Arms Seized

June 23, 2015 1:58 pm1 comment
Kony’s Arms Seized

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces serving under the African Union Regional Task Force (AU – RTF) in Central African Republic has on June 21, 2015 seized weapons from the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The force operating North East of Sam Ouandja in Central Africa unearthed thirty pieces of Sub Machine guns and twenty seven AK – 47 empty magazines that had been buried by the LRA fleeing from UPDF hot pursuit. “Considering the fact that the rebels are already experiencing scarcity of arms, this is a big achievement and, no doubt, their combat capacity will never be the same. The LRA demise is in sight. I congratulate our force, in […]

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Ugandan Army Deploys Dogs to Hunt Kony

June 28, 2014 5:29 am0 comments
Ugandan Army Deploys Dogs to Hunt Kony

Bangui Saturday June 28, 2014-The Ugandan army has deployed dogs in its hunt for the reclusive Lord’s Resistance Army rebel leader Joseph Kony. The Ugandan army is part of the regional force that is hunting for the indicted Lord’s Resistance Army rebel leaders in the Central African Republic. In its latest effort the force has deployed a canine unit to help in tracking the rebels. Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda the Army and Ministry of Defense Spokesperson confirmed to The Continent Observer that the army has deployed dogs as part of its effort in tracking the rebels in the jungles of Central African Republic-CAR. Ankunda explains the rebels have splinted into […]

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Uganda’s Military Chopper Crashes

May 22, 2014 1:35 pm0 comments

Kampala-An army helicopter has crashed in northern Uganda injuring three soldiers. Sources from northern Uganda told The Continent Observer that the helicopter which was on its way back from a mission in Southern Sudan crash-landed at a place called Atiak In Gulu district. The scene of the crash is about 426 kilometers north of the capital Kampala and few kilometers from the South Sudan border. Lt. Col Paddy Ankunda the Uganda’s Defense and Military Spokesperson confirmed the crash in an email to The Continent Observer this afternoon. “There were three people on board. One got injured but he is stable. Crash landing was caused by bad weather”. Ankunda explained that […]

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AMISOM condemns the assassination of Somali Member of Parliament

April 21, 2014 6:35 pm0 comments
AMISOM condemns the assassination of Somali Member of Parliament

Mogadishu 21st April 2014 – The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif strongly condemns the assassination of Somali Member of Parliament Isaak Mohamed Rino in Mogadishu today. Isaak Mohamed ‘Rino’ was killed in a car bomb attack as he entered his car outside Salaam Bank in Hamarweyne district. The MP was in company of another parliamentarian Mohamed Ali who was severely injured in the car bomb attack. “Members of Parliament are representives of the Somali people and any attack on them is an attack on the people and is unacceptable. AMISOM will continue to support the Federal Government of Somalia in […]

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Ugandans Mourning as Bodies of Fallen UPDF Soldiers are Brought Back

January 20, 2014 6:57 pm0 comments
Ugandans Mourning as Bodies of Fallen UPDF Soldiers are Brought Back

Kampala-Families in Uganda are mourning their sons who were killed in fighting between the Ugandan army and South Sudanese rebels. Families from various parts of Uganda have begun receiving bodies of dead soldiers a week after they were killed in a fierce gun battle in South Sudan. The soldiers are reported to have been killed early this week when they fell into an ambush in a place called Jemeza, 90 kilometers from Juba. The army is however tightlipped, on the exact number killed, and the identity of the victims. The Continent Observer has however learnt that some of the dead soldiers include Capt. Egau Celestino Noah who hails from Ogongora […]

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Uganda Counting Costs as Dead Soldiers are Brought Back Home from South Sudan

January 18, 2014 11:09 am0 comments
Uganda Counting Costs as Dead Soldiers are Brought Back Home from South Sudan

Kampala-Several Ugandan soldiers are reported to have been killed by South Sudanese rebels. The soldiers are reported to have been killed early this week when they fell into an ambush in a place called Jemeza, 90 kilometers from Juba. The exact number of the dead is not known, but sources from Bombo Military Barracks, in Uganda say several bodies, have been brought in from South Sudan. The army is however tightlipped, on the exact number killed, and the identity of the victims. But President Yoweri Museveni on a recent trip, to Angola confirmed that the Ugandan army was recently engaged in a big battle with South Sudanese rebels. “Only the […]

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We Shall Stay in Juba as Long as Salva Kiir Wants Us-Uganda

January 6, 2014 1:59 pm0 comments
We Shall Stay in Juba as Long as Salva Kiir Wants Us-Uganda

Kampala-Uganda has deployed hundreds of soldiers and military ware at its border with the Republic of South Sudan as fighting intensifies. Over the last three days trucks carrying soldiers and armored vehicles could be seen moving along the Gulu Nimule road. “Yes we have strengthened our deployment at the border as you are aware heavy fighting is going on in South Sudan and as part of the Inter Government Authority on Development-IGAD we are readying our troops by deploying them close to the border just in case we are asked to move in” remarked Fred Opolot Uganda’s Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, in an interview this afternoon with The Continent Observer in […]

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Uganda Deploys Troops to South Sudan

December 20, 2013 12:42 pm0 comments
Uganda Deploys Troops to South Sudan

Kampala-Uganda has deployed troops to the troubled South Sudan. Military sources from Uganda confirmed to the Continent Observer this afternoon that a contingent of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF has been deployed in Southern Sudan on the invitation of the Government of Southern Sudan. “At the authorization of the southern Sudan government a small force has been deployed to facilitate the evacuation of stranded Ugandans some of whom are injured back to safety in Uganda” Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda the Defense and Military Spokesperson told the Continent Observer this afternoon. The troops that have been deployed are from the Special Forces Group- SFG a crack unit within the Uganda People […]

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