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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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Cameroon’s army denies alleged atrocities in restive anglophone regions

Libreville, Gabon | AFP | The Cameroonian army on Friday denied its troops were responsible for alleged atrocities against separatists in English-speaking regions after unverified footage apparently involving soldiers was posted online. “These accusations of atrocities are dreamt up. We are victims of disinformation and fake news,” army spokesman Colonel Didier …

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Mali ordered to pay 39m euros to military supplier

Bamako, Mali | AFP | Mali’s Supreme Court has ordered the government to pay more than $48 million to a local military equipment firm, in a legal battle dating back to 2014 triggered by corruption allegations. The World Bank and IMF froze aid to Mali that year over state dealings …

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UPDATE: Kitata court-martialed, could face death penalty

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The patron of Boda boda 2010 association also Rubaga NRM Chairman Abdalla Kitata could face the death penalty if he is found guilty in a Uganda court-martial. Kitata and his co-accused who are mostly members of the infamous vigilante-cum-militia outfit, Boda Boda 2010 face …

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14 Malian soldiers killed in attack on camp: army

Bamako, Mali | AFP | Fourteen soldiers were killed and 18 wounded on Saturday in an attack on their camp in Mali’s restive north, the army said, while military sources told AFP jihadists were responsible. Mali’s deteriorating security situation is of growing concern as Al-Qaeda-linked groups mount increasingly deadly attacks …

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Seven Niger troops killed in Boko Haram attack

Niamey, Niger | AFP | At least seven Niger soldiers were killed and more than a dozen others wounded this week in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in the country’s southeast, the government said on Friday. “The provisional toll for the cowardly terror attack on Wednesday night in Toummour …

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MUSEVENI: Stability is the best insurance for Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said that a country’s human resource is greater than any natural resource and must be nurtured and protected. He said this coupled with the unity and stability of our nation, is the best insurance for its people. The President was …

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