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Gov’t tasked to update Parliament on UPDF deployment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has asked government to present to Parliament a comprehensive report on its foreign deployment of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF). This followed a matter raised by Jonathan Ebwalu, Soroti West Division MP about the presence of the …

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Over 100,000 Somalis displaced amid tension in central Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | More than 100,000 people have fled from a local town in Galmudug state in central Somalia due to high tensions and potential conflict between local government and a paramilitary group, the United Nations said Friday. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) …

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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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