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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Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  The Directorate of Army Prosecutions has withdrawn charges against six soldiers accused of selling fuel meant for African Mission in Somalia-AMISOM operations.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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Netherlands hands over UPDF legal training center

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Netherlands army has concluded a five year Memorandum of Understanding-MoU to provide lecturers and financial aid to towards capacity building of the UPDF legal officers at their Jinja based Legal training center-LTC. The MoU signed in 2015 with UPDF involved offering undisclosed amounts …

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Uganda Police officers extolled over peace building in Somalia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan police officers serving in Somalia have been extolled for their distinguished professionalism in terms of building capacity of Somali police, maintaining law, order and peace building. Dozens of Uganda police officers are serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). In a …

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