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KENYA: 13 Dead, 1 Critically Injured in Highway Crash, Police Investigations underway

Thirteen people have been reported dead and one has been badly injured due to a three-car accident in the Ngata area of Nakuru County along the Nakuru-Nairobi highway. The tragic...

UPDF, Congolese Army Neutralize ADF Commander and Group Medic

The Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces (UPDF), in a joint operation with the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic...

Notorious ADF Commander “Baghdad” Killed in Joint UPDF-FARDC Operation

In an operation by the joint Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces together with Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic...

Hon Oboth Urges Military Industry Collaboration for Regional Security

The Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs, Hon. Jacob Marksons Oboth has urged the delegates to foster interdependence...

Parliament Pushes for 3.2 Billion Shillings to Promote Kiswahili Language Integration Efforts

The Parliamentary Committee on East African Affairs is calling for the approval of 3.2 billion shillings to support...

KENYA: 13 Dead, 1 Critically Injured in Highway Crash, Police Investigations underway

Thirteen people have been reported dead and one has been badly injured due to a three-car accident in the Ngata area of Nakuru County along the Nakuru-Nairobi highway. The tragic incident occurred on April 9, 2024, at approximately 5:30 a.m. According to Kenya's traffic police, two trucks and a passenger van were involved in the collision. A speeding truck collided with the passenger van, causing it to crash into a stalled truck at Ngata Bridge. Tragically, 13 individuals lost their...

UPDF, Congolese Army Neutralize ADF Commander and Group Medic

The Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces (UPDF), in a joint operation with the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC), have put out of action an Allied Democratic Forces commander and the outfit's medic known as 'Dr' Musa. UPDF Mountain Division / Operation Shuja's public information officer Major Bilal Katamba in a statement dated April 9, 2024, said that the ADF commander and 'Dr' Musa were killed in action by a joint mobile squad forces under the 83 battalion...

Notorious ADF Commander “Baghdad” Killed in Joint UPDF-FARDC Operation

In an operation by the joint Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces together with Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo code-named "Shujaa," put out of action a notorious commander of the Allied Democratic Forces rebel group known as ‘Baghdad’. In a statement issued on Friday April 5th,2024 by UPDF, stated that the forces’ mobile squad under the 3rd Mountain Battalion, operating together with FARDC troops, killed ‘Baghdad’ in the area of Ambusire, Northwest of Tingwe, 16.5 km from Elengeti Town...

Hon Oboth Urges Military Industry Collaboration for Regional Security

The Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs, Hon. Jacob Marksons Oboth has urged the delegates to foster interdependence rather than rivalry by utilizing the comparative advantages of their individual nations. He made these remarks on April 4, 2024, while presiding over the closure of the 3-day East Africa Community (EAC) meeting of the Chief Executive Officers of Military Industrial facilities availed for shared utilization at Skyz Hotel in Kampala. He said that the nations can be independent but on matters of...

Parliament Pushes for 3.2 Billion Shillings to Promote Kiswahili Language Integration Efforts

The Parliamentary Committee on East African Affairs is calling for the approval of 3.2 billion shillings to support the integration of Kiswahili language activities in Uganda. Noeline Kisembo, the committee chairperson and district woman representative of Kibale, highlighted that while efforts have been made to integrate Kiswahili language in Uganda, such as the Judiciary and Cabinet conducting Kiswahili training sessions, lack of funding has hindered progress in this area. The integration of the Kiswahili language remains unfunded, with a budget...

Ugandan Mission in Somalia Warns of Security Gaps as Troop Draw-down Continues

The Ugandan mission in Somalia has stated that it will require additional security measures, saying the ongoing troop drawdown will leave the mission exposed to security threats. Major General Nathan Mugisha, Head of Mission, informed the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament this morning, March 22, 2024, that the embassy currently lacks the necessary equipment to detect security threats and that it will face enormous security challenges as the African Union Mission in Somalia continues to reduce the number of troops...