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Lt Gen Muhanga rushes to Somalia after attack on UPDF base

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Commander of Uganda People’s Defence Forces(UPDF) land forces, Lt Gen Kayanja Muhanga has rushed to Somalia after an attack on the UPDF base by the Al-Shabaab. On Friday, the Al-Shabaab issued a statement claiming it had raided Uganda forces’ base at the outskirts of …

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Al-Shabab attacks military base manned by Ugandan troops in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) on Friday revealed that al-Shabab militants stormed a military base said to be manned by Ugandans in southern Somalia. Uganda’s Defence Spokesperson Felix Kulayigye confirmed the incident. ” There was an early morning attack on our troops in …

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ATMIS commander Okiding prioritizes smooth transition in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua |  The new force commander of the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), Sam Okiding, has prioritized a smooth transition of security responsibilities to Somali security forces while consolidating the gains made in stabilizing the country. Okiding, who arrived in the Somali capital Mogadishu on …

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ATMIS kicks off mental health training for troops in Somalia

Mogadishu, Sudan | Xinhua | The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) said Sunday it has kicked off a five-day training to equip its personnel with skills and knowledge to respond to their mental health and psychological needs while serving with the mission. The training on mental health and psychosocial …

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Somali, AU forces intensify joint patrols to secure Mogadishu

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) police component and the Somali Police Force (SPF) have stepped up security patrols in the capital Mogadishu as part of efforts to improve security during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The AU mission said the joint team has …

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UPDF existence in Somalia is to promote Pan Africanism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The commander of Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) Battle Group 37, Col. Charles Asiimwe has said that UPDF deployment in Somalia is based on a Pan-Africanism spirit to ensure peace, security and social-economic transformation. He made the remarks while meeting Somali local leaders and security …

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