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Ugandan troops feted for contribution to stability in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT | The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has awarded medals and certificates to Ugandan soldiers for their contribution to the ongoing peace and stabilisation effort in Somalia. The soldiers, from Battle Group 30, were awarded medals at a ceremony in Mogadishu, Somalia, presided over by …

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Somalia rejects AU proposal for hybrid forces

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The Somali government has rejected an African Union (AU) proposal for a joint stabilization mission with the United Nations (UN) to spearhead peacekeeping operations in the country. It said on Tuesday that the Africa Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) did not consider Somalia’s views, including …

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AMISOM trains Somali police to counter violent extremism

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Thursday it has completed training of 50 police personnel from Jubaland State on prevention and countering violent extremism and radicalization. The AU mission said the training of the police officers drawn from various police stations across Jubaland aimed …

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Pipping ceremony held for Uganda AMISOM troops

Uganda AMISOM contingent holds pipping ceremony for recently promoted officers  Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT | Recently promoted Uganda army officers serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia, AMISOM, have received their new rank insignia while in Mogadishu, Somalia. In April 2021, a total of 1,393 officers of the Uganda …

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Parliament demands update on status of UPDF in Somalia following clashes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Parliament has tasked the Defense and Veterans Affairs Ministry to explain the status of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) in Somalia following the renewed unrest resulting from the President’s attempts to extend his mandate.   The unrest started after President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed signed a …

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UPDF soldiers injured in Somalia helicopter crash

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has launched investigations into circumstances under which its helicopter crashed on Friday in southern Somalia injuring four Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) soldiers. In a statement released on Sunday evening, AMISOM said the helicopter whose registration details were …

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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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