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UPDF confirms foiled Al-Shabaab attack

Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) headquarters in Kampala has confirmed that a few days ago, Al-Shabaab militants were repulsed in an attempted attack on their contingent in Somalia. They however dismissed as rumours, stories  that 12 soldiers were killed. According to VOA news, …

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UPDF to stay in Somalia despite end of AMISOM mandate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) will stay in Somalia despite the end of the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) program. Uganda alongside other countries that include Kenya, Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Burundi have been enforcing peace in Somalia under the UN-backed AMISOM program since 2007. However, …

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Kenya is on edge again

Here’s what you should know about terror alerts Kenya remains in a state of heightened alert following travel warnings by French, U.S. and European Union officials of imminent terrorist attacks. Kenya has suffered deadly terror attacks claimed by the Somali Islamist group Al-Shabaab. As a result it has beefed up …

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Fighting home-grown terrorists

Security experts say attacks on Kampala woke them up, want IGAD regional strategy Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Director of the Security Sector Programme of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Commander Abebe Muluneh Beyene is always on the look-out for terrorist activity. He records attacks. And he has …

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Why we did it

The Kenyan women and girls who joined Al-Shabaab | FATHIMA AZMIYA BADURDEEN | The direct involvement of women and girls in terrorism has attracted increased interest as the nature of recruitment tactics has evolved. In Kenya, their involvement in terrorist networks, such as the Al-Shabaab, is an emerging trend. The …

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East Africa’s terrorism hotspots

An expert examines the roots and solutions Uganda has had a string of terror attacks lately. The most recent bombings took place in Kampala’s central business district and were claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group. Tensions have been increasing across the border too, in Kenya. The government has instructed …

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