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Al-Shabaab attacks US base, EU convoy in Somalia

  Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | The Al-Shabaab militant group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a US base in Somalia on Monday, as a security officer confirmed a separate strike against a convoy of EU advisers. The militants hit the US base at Baledogle, about 110 kilometres (70 miles) …

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500 UPDF soldiers attached to the UN guard unit in Somalia return

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five hundred twenty-nine Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) soldiers attached to United Nations Guard Unit (UNGU) in Somalia returned to the country on Saturday after two years of service. The combatants returned alongside 1406 soldiers of the 25 battle group who had also completed one …

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Uganda defeats Somalia 4-1 in 2020 CHAN qualifier

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Cranes have eliminated Somalia from the on-going 2020 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier. The Cranes defeated visiting Somalia national team 4-1 on Saturday in the return leg played at the StarTimes Stadium to qualify on a 7-2 goal aggregate. Striker Patrick Henry Kaddu who …

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CHAN 2020: Somalia’s coach warns Uganda Cranes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Head coach of Somalia’s national team Bashir Hayford has said his team has what it takes to get a win against hosts Uganda in the return leg of the 2020 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier. Uganda Cranes will host Somalia in the return leg …

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Uganda cranes stop Somalia in 2020 CHAN qualifier

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Cranes picked a vital 3-1 win over Somalia in the first leg of the 2020 Total Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier. Patrick Henry Kaddu gave Uganda Cranes the lead when he converted a penalty seconds to the end of first half at the Al …

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AMISOM prepares Somalia electoral officials for 2020/1 polls

Kampala | THE INDEPENDENT | A four-day workshop on electoral security and dispute resolution for senior Somalia government officials involved in election planning and management concluded successfully in Kampala, Uganda on Thursday The aim of the workshop organised by African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is to ensure Somalia is fully prepared for …

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Invisible children of Africa

Children who have no birth certificate cannot prove their age, parentage, or identity, or get official papers COMMENT | Dominique Nouvian Ouattara | A name, an official identity, and a nationality recognised by everyone: most of us take these things for granted. Yet, for nearly a quarter-billion children around the …

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