Category «National News»

FDC wants UPDF out of Somalia following Alshabaab attack

By Damali Mukhaye The opposition Forum for Democratic Change president Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu has asked the government to withdraw UPDF officers from Somalia after yesterdays’ ambush. 12 UPDF soldiers have been confirmed dead following an attack by Alshabab militants last evening while seven others have sustained severe injuries. Addressing journalists at the party headquarters …

Bus catches fire with 40 passengers on board

BY Robert Muhereza & Atatractor Kamahoro editorial@ug.nationmedia.com KISORO. A Kisoro-bound Jaguar bus on Monday morning caught fire and burnt to ashes, but all the 40 passengers escaped unhurt, according to police. Merchandise and other belongings of the travellers were all destroyed in the 7:30am conflagration at Nyakabande Airstrip, about six kilometres to Kisoro town. Mr …

South Sudanese warned against supporting SPLM-IO

By Felix Warom Okello South Sudanese who offer food to the forces of exiled leader Dr Riek Machar risk being branded enemies of the state. The Sudan People’s Liberation Army in Opposition loyal to leader Riek Machar, usually move in the villages asking for assistance from locals like food, clothing and medicines. But the government …

12 UPDF soldiers killed by Alshabab militants in Somalia

Amisom in offensive

By Judith Atim 12 UPDF soldiers have been confirmed dead following an attack by Alshabab militants on Sunday evening while seven others have sustained injuries. According to the UPDF Spokesperson Brigadier Richard Karemire, the dead and those injured have been evacuated to Mogadishu Level II Hospital for further management and treatment. The army says the …