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Brig. Gen. Kabango takes charge of UPDF in Somalia

  Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT |   A new contingent commander of the Ugandan troops deployed in Somalia, under the AU peacekeeping mission, has formally taken up office. Brig. Gen. Michael Kabango succeeds Brig. Gen. Paul Lokech, who has completed his one-year tour of duty. This was Brig. Lokech’s second …

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Kenya Airways makes test flight to Mogadishu

  Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT | Ahead of its inaugural flight to Somalia in January 2019, Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways, made a test flight to Mogadishu today, as part of routine preparations preceding the formal launch of the direct flight early next year. The carrier has leased a …

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‘US strike kills 62 al-Shabab militants in Somalia’

  Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixty two al-Shabaab militants have been killed in weekend air-strikes on their camps in the vicinity of Gandarshe, Somalia, the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has said in a statement. According to an AFRICOM assessment, their forces conducted six airstrikes, with 34 militants killed on …

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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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