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AMISOM to hand over military academy to Somali National Army

Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT | –  A cadet training school occupied by African Union troops for the last 11 years, will soon be handed over to the Somali National Army (SNA). Jaalle Siyaad Military Academy in the Somali capital Mogadishu, served as a key operations base for the African …

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Gen. Muhoozi in Somalia as Battle Group XXIII prepares to hand over

Uganda’s military chief holds deliberations with AMISOM leadership, in Somalia Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda’s Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF), General David Muhoozi is in Somalia on a routine visit to Ugandan troops deployed in the country, under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Gen. Muhoozi’s visit …

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UN extends African peace mission in Somalia

United Nations, United States | AFP |  A UN-backed peacekeeping mission in Somalia, which faces attacks by an Al-Qaeda affiliate, received unanimous Security Council backing Tuesday until July 31. The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), with about 21,600 troops, operates with the approval of the UN and relies on …

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The women of AMISOM

THE WOMEN OF AMISOM: Pressing for Progress Towards 50/50 Mogadishu | AMISOM | Under a clear sunny March 8, 2018 morning in Mogadishu, Somalia, two hundred women have gathered within the AMISOM basecamp, situated in the vicinity of the Horn of Africa country’s International Airport. Even if they are adorned …

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AMISOM warns UN against hasty withdrawal from Somalia

East African nations urge UN to review pullout of Somali peace mission Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  East African representatives said Friday the drawdown of an African Union mission fighting jihadists in Somalia could “reverse gains” and urged the United Nations to reconsider plans to withdraw troops by December 2020. …

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Uganda urges AMISOM to jealously guard Somalia gains

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa has warned the Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to “avoid turning our gains into vain.” He called upon the TCCs and other international partners to “establish predictable and sustainable solutions …

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Uganda to host AMISOM leaders in key Somalia summit

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni will on March 2 convene a Summit of Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Kampala. Leaders from the AMISOM contributing countries and and the Federal Republic of Somalia are expected to participate …

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THIS WEEK: Ugandan named new AMISOM commander

THIS WEEK: Ugandan named new AMISOM commander Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Former Air force commander, Lt Gen Jim Owoyesigire has taken over from Burundi’s Lt. Gen Osman Noor Soubaglesh as the commander of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces, a peace keeping mission operated by …

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Somalia, AMISOM agree on 2018 security transition plan

Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), in conjunction with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the UN, the European Union and other key international partners, have established a Transition Core Group, which is tasked with the responsibility of developing a transition plan for Somalia. …

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