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UPDF recalls 1,000 retired soldiers for deployment in Somalia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1,000 Uganda People’s Defence Forces – UPDF soldiers under the reserve forces have been recalled for deployment in Somalia. Maj Bilal Katamba of the UPDF First Division that superintends reserve forces says that the recalled soldiers should report to nearby barracks not later …

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AMISOM inducts 160 police officers to stabilize Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Thursday ended four-day induction training for 160 newly deployed police officers to help enhance their peacekeeping role in the country. The AU mission said the police officers from Uganda who will be in Somalia for a year were …

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Newly deployed UPDF soldiers in Somalia tasked to secure supply routes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The newly deployed Uganda People’s Defence Force-UPDF soldiers in Somalia have been tasked to secure supply routes. More than 1,600 UPDF soldiers were recently deployed in Somalia under battle group 31 to replace their colleagues who completed their one-year tour of duty on African Union …

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FAO seeks funding for locust fight in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Wednesday appealed for additional funding to enable it to scale up operations against desert locusts in Somalia. The UN agency said the international community has committed 50.4 million U.S. dollars so far to support FAO and …

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UN issues alert on new wave of desert locusts in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has issued an alert on the fresh desert locust invasions in Somalia that pose a huge threat to food security. In its desert locust situation update, FAO said more swarms will in the next days …

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UN decries rising cases of sexual violence against Somali children

Mogadishu, Somalia | XINHUA | Sexual violations against children continue at an alarming rate in Somalia and there is little or no opportunity to seek justice, the UN children’s fund UNCIEF said on Monday. In a statement issued in Mogadishu ahead of the fifth anniversary of Somalia’s ratification of the Convention …

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UN honors Ugandan troops for serving in volatile Somalia

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has honored 600 Ugandan troops guarding UN facilities and personnel in volatile Somalia. Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki, deputy Ugandan military spokesman tweeted that the troops, serving under the sixth United Nations Guard Unit in Somalia received medals from Guterres. “The …

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Kenya demands probe as plane crash kills 6 over Somalia

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s foreign ministry Tuesday called for a swift investigation after a humanitarian plane helping the fight against coronavirus crashed in Somalia in “unclear” circumstances, killing all six people onboard. The Kenyan private cargo plane was undertaking a humanitarian mission related to the pandemic when it crashed Monday afternoon in Bardale …

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