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UPDF: Kampala is safe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan army spokesman Brigadier Richard Karemire has said reports citing possible attacks on Kampala by the Somali militant group Al-Shabaab are not true. Al-Shabaab got back in the news with Sunday’s attack  which African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)  said they repulsed, lost eight peace keepers …

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SOMALIA: 4 Ugandans killed in Shabaab attack on AU base

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Heavily-armed Al-Shabaab militants attacked an African Union military camp outside Mogadishu on Sunday, killing four Ugandan peacekeepers, their army said. Local sources said a massive blast was heard in the Bulomarer district, around 150 kilometres (93 miles) south of Mogadishu, and fighting broke out after …

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In Somalia, women defy strict rules to play football

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Shortly after sunrise, a group of young women arrives at a football pitch in Mogadishu, where they shrug off their hijabs — some changing underneath the billowing veil — to reveal their team kit. Young Somali men stand nearby, some disapproving but all watching closely, as …

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The women of AMISOM

THE WOMEN OF AMISOM: Pressing for Progress Towards 50/50 Mogadishu | AMISOM | Under a clear sunny March 8, 2018 morning in Mogadishu, Somalia, two hundred women have gathered within the AMISOM basecamp, situated in the vicinity of the Horn of Africa country’s International Airport. Even if they are adorned …

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AMISOM warns UN against hasty withdrawal from Somalia

East African nations urge UN to review pullout of Somali peace mission Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  East African representatives said Friday the drawdown of an African Union mission fighting jihadists in Somalia could “reverse gains” and urged the United Nations to reconsider plans to withdraw troops by December 2020. …

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Uganda urges AMISOM to jealously guard Somalia gains

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa has warned the Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to “avoid turning our gains into vain.” He called upon the TCCs and other international partners to “establish predictable and sustainable solutions …

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Uganda, Somalia trade blame over deadly Mogadishu shoot-out

Uganda, Somalia trade blame over deadly Mogadishu shoot-out Kampala, Uganda | AFP | The Ugandan army said Monday its troops had shot dead three Somali soldiers in Mogadishu, accusing them of opening fire on a military convoy carrying Uganda’s peacekeeping commander. Uganda’s army said Somali troops opened fire on the …

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Death toll rises to 38 in Mogadishu bombings

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Two car bombings killed 38 people in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, the city’s main ambulance service told AFP on Saturday. “We have seen at least 38 people dead,” said Abdukadir Abdurahman Aden of the Aamin Ambulance of the bombings that targeted the presidential …

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