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Al-Shabab commander surrenders to Somali army

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | An Al-Shabab commander surrendered to the Somali National Army (SNA) on Sunday in Wajid town in Bakool region, Southwest Somalia. Mohamed Nur, SNA army officer told reporters that Mohamed Kulow Ali who was in charge of the terror group’s operations in the southern region surrendered to …

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Uganda to deploy 160 police peacekeepers in Somalia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda will deploy a contingent of 160 police personnel to Somalia for peacekeeping operations, the Uganda Police Force said on Thursday. The officers have finished a six-month training course and will be deployed in December under the African Union Mission in Somalia, the police tweeted. …

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Somalia rejects AU proposal for hybrid forces

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The Somali government has rejected an African Union (AU) proposal for a joint stabilization mission with the United Nations (UN) to spearhead peacekeeping operations in the country. It said on Tuesday that the Africa Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) did not consider Somalia’s views, including …

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Museveni condemns Guinea coup

FULL INTERVIEW: President threatens to pull out of Somalia, blames Rwanda for their actions Paris, France | THE INDEPENDENT | In an exclusive interview with France 24, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni condemned the coup d’état in Guinea, describing it as a “step backwards”. He said the coup leaders should be sanctioned and …

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Plane crash-lands in Somalia with over 40 passengers onboard

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | A plane carrying more than 40 passengers crash-landed into a military base in Gedo region, southern Somalia, early on Wednesday, local officials confirmed. Officials said the passengers were evacuated safely after a Skyward flight from Nairobi crash-landed at Burahache military camp, Elwak, Gedo region in Somalia, …

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Pipping ceremony held for Uganda AMISOM troops

Uganda AMISOM contingent holds pipping ceremony for recently promoted officers  Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT | Recently promoted Uganda army officers serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia, AMISOM, have received their new rank insignia while in Mogadishu, Somalia. In April 2021, a total of 1,393 officers of the Uganda …

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Somalia’s death knell of democracy

How a toxic political and security order backed by the AU is destroying the glorious past of Africa’s first democrats COMMENT | ABDI ISAMIL SAMATAR | By the mid-1990s, it was clear to the world that Somalia had become Africa’s first failed post-colonial state. But this vast country of just …

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