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AMISOM inducts 160 police officers to stabilize Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Thursday ended four-day induction training for 160 newly deployed police officers to help enhance their peacekeeping role in the country. The AU mission said the police officers from Uganda who will be in Somalia for a year were …

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Newly deployed UPDF soldiers in Somalia tasked to secure supply routes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The newly deployed Uganda People’s Defence Force-UPDF soldiers in Somalia have been tasked to secure supply routes. More than 1,600 UPDF soldiers were recently deployed in Somalia under battle group 31 to replace their colleagues who completed their one-year tour of duty on African Union …

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Army prosecution withdraws charges against six AMISOM soldiers

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  The Directorate of Army Prosecutions has withdrawn charges against six soldiers accused of selling fuel meant for African Mission in Somalia-AMISOM operations. They are Julius Mbaho, Juma Mukuria, Yusuf Bikino, Isaac Byabagambi, Simon Opio and Godfrey Onduma. The soldiers who were attached to Battle Group 27 of …

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UPDF in Somalia repulse attacks from Al Shabab – Brig. Karemire

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces operating under the African Union Peace Keeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM])last week repulsed two attacks on their bases by the militant group Al Shabab. Speaking to scribes at the Uganda Media Centre yesterday, Brig. Richard Karemire, the spokesperson of …

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UPDF militants receive hearing aids

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Twenty three Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF soldiers attached to Mubende Rehabilitation center have received hearing devices worth Shillings 92 million, thanks to Starkey Hearing Foundation. The soldiers received the devices at a two day’s health camp held at Naranbhai road primary school in Jinja …

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First infantry division overwhelmed by UPDF veterans on AMISOM call

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The veterans’ call-up centre at the first Infantry division based at Kakiri in Wakiso district has enlisted more than the allocated quota of veterans in the just concluded mobilization exercise. Up to 15 call-up centres were opened up across the country targeting honourably discharged …

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Somalia’s Shabaab ends bloody decade resurgent and unbowed

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | In the past decade, Somali Islamist group Al-Shabaab has lost territory, suffered defections and faced mounting US air strikes, but analysts say the group is as strong a threat as ever, flourishing under the country’s weak government. Despite years of costly efforts to combat the group, …

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SOMALIA: Massive car bomb kills at least 79 in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | A massive car bomb exploded in a busy area of Mogadishu on Saturday, leaving at least 79 people dead and scores injured in Somalia’s deadliest attack in two years. At least 16 of those killed were students from the capital’s private Banadir University, who had …

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