Insecurity, abductions, displacement and the poor level of education available to them are the key concerns of young people in northern Uganda, whose lives have been shaped by inter-related conflicts there and in neighbouring southern Sudan over the last two decades, according to a report released on Friday by the US-based Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children (WCRWC).

A preliminary version of the final report of Uganda's Porter Commission of Inquiry released on Thursday exonerates President Yoweri Museveni, his family, his government, and top military officers of charges levied by a UN panel in April of involvement in the illegal exploitation of natural resources of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Ugandan government-owned daily newspaper, The New Vision reported, on Friday.

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The Uganda People's Defence Forces combat readiness has been seriously undermined by lack of resources and corruption, but Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen. James Kazini, insists the army is in good enough shape to defend the country.

Minister of Ethics and Integrity, Miria Matembe, has said Ugandans should take a united stand against corruption.