Security

Makerere Professor’s Body Found in Lake Victoria, Police Investigations Underway

Kampala Metropolitan Police has started investigations into the circumstances under which a Makerere University professor died after his body was found floating in the waters of Lake Victoria. The deceased...

UPDF Reassures Uganda of Safety for Business and Tourism, Citing Strong Security Measures and Stable Environment

The Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) has assured the public that the country remains safe for commerce and...

President Museveni Appoints Maj. Gen Otto as new Commander for Operation Shuuja

H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President of the Republic of Uganda and also the Commander in Chief (CIC)...

Operation Shujaa: UPDF, FARDC Recover ADF Weapons, Kill One Terrorist

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

Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba Meets DRC Counterpart, Hails Operation Shujaa Success

The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF), Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba on May...

Makerere Professor’s Body Found in Lake Victoria, Police Investigations Underway

Kampala Metropolitan Police has started investigations into the circumstances under which a Makerere University professor died after his body was found floating in the waters of Lake Victoria. The deceased has been identified as Julius Mugaga, a resident of Kasubi in Rubaga division. According to preliminary reports, Mugaga’s body was found floating in the waters of Lake Victoria by fishermen from Senene Island. While being interviewed by journalists on May 17, 2024, Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, said that police...

UPDF Reassures Uganda of Safety for Business and Tourism, Citing Strong Security Measures and Stable Environment

The Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) has assured the public that the country remains safe for commerce and tourism. Maj. Gen. Jackson Bakasumba, Chief of Joint Staff of the UPDF, conveyed this message during a bilateral meeting with the Italian Ambassador to Uganda, His Excellency Mauro Massoni, During the meeting, held at the Ministry of Defence at Veteran Affairs (MODVA) headquarters on May 14, 2024, in Mbuya, Kampala, Gen. Bakasumba emphasized the peaceful and secure environment that Uganda currently enjoys. "The...

President Museveni Appoints Maj. Gen Otto as new Commander for Operation Shuuja

H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President of the Republic of Uganda and also the Commander in Chief (CIC) of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) has appointed Maj. General Richard Otto as the new command of Mountain Division and he will oversee Operation Shuuja. He has replaced Maj. Gen Dick Olum who has been appointed to represent Uganda in South Sudan Stabilization Mechanism. This development was confirmed by Col Deo Akiiki the deputy spokesperson in the UPDF on Monday May 13,...

Operation Shujaa: UPDF, FARDC Recover ADF Weapons, Kill One Terrorist

The Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces (UPDF), in a joint collaborative operation with the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC), have recovered a collection of weapons belonging to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Major Bilal Katamba, the Public Information Officer, UPDF Mountain Division Shujaa, revealed that the weapons were found on May 8, 2024, in Sector 3 near the Talia Bridge in North Kivu Province, in the Eastern...

Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba Meets DRC Counterpart, Hails Operation Shujaa Success

The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF), Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba on May 6th, 2024 met with his counterpart from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Gen. Christian Tshiwewe Songesha, the General Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the DRC (FARDC). The meeting took place in the town of Kasindi in Eastern DRC and was attended by other high-ranking UPDF officials, including the Commander of Land Forces Lt. Gen. Kayanja Muhanga and Operation...

UPDF Warns Public About Conmen Impersonating Senior Officers in Bukedi Sub-region

The Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) 3rd Division Public Information Officer (PIO), Major Isaac Oware, has warned the public to be aware of a group of conmen from the Bukedi Sub-region who are extorting money from unsuspecting civilians, promising them that they will be recruited into the UPDF as officers. According to Maj. Oware, the group of conmen extorts up to the tune of Ugx 350,000, which they have been instructing the victims to send via mobile money transfers. “The conmen...