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Uganda Sends 1800 New Troops to Somalia

The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF), Gen  David Muhoozi, on Wednesday (April 10, 2019) flagged off Uganda Battle Group XXVII to Somalia. The function was at Peace Support Operation Training Center, Singo in Nakeseke District. While addressing the 1,800 troops commanded by Col Kosiya Kuteesa

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Brig Micheal Kabango Takes Over Command of AMISOM Sector One

Brig Michael Kabango has taken over UPDF Sector One Command from Brig Paul Lokech after a one-year AMISOM tour of duty. The function was presided over by Maj Gen Peter Elwelu, the UPDF Commander Land Forces (CLF). Maj Gen Peter Elwelu commended Brig Lokech for a job well done during his one-year

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Uganda Troops Awarded African Union Medals for Contribution Towards Peace in Somalia

The Uganda Battle Group XXIII peacekeeping troops have been awarded medals and certificates at a colorful ceremony organized at the Uganda Contingent Headquarters in Mogadishu-Somalia. The awarding ceremony followed Uganda Battle Group XXIII (BGXX111) end of one year tour of duty in Somalia since 01 JAN 2018 under the command of

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PHOTOS: Ugandan Community in Somalia Celebrates 56 Years Independence

Hundreds of Ugandans working in private sector and other organizations in Somalia turned up in big numbers at the Ugandan Embassy in Somalia and joined Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) to celebrate the 56 years of Uganda’s independence under the theme “standing tall as we celebrate the achievements of 56

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UPDF Sends 1,800 Soldiers to Somalia

The Ugandan army has sent 1,822 Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldiers to war-torn Somalia. The soldiers were flagged off to join the Amisom keeping mission forces in Somalia. The group will pitch camp at Arabisca, some 32km from Aden Bullpen Airport in Lower Shebelle. The troops were sent on the heels of an

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Army Clarifies on Number of UPDF Soldiers Killed in Somalia as 4 Bodies Are Returned

04 bodies of UPDF soldiers that died on the Sunday fateful day while serving under AMISOM in Somalia have today arrived at Entebbe Air Force Base. On arrival at Entebbe Air Force Base, the 04 fallen soldiers aboard an AMISOM chartered plane were received by Deputy Commander Land Forces Maj Gen

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Bobi Wine: Uganda, Burundi Using Deployment in Somalia to Cover Up Human Rights Violations

As the bodies of the gallant UPDF soldiers who died in a brutal ambush in Somalia return home and as the country mourns them, I wish to join other Ugandans in conveying heartfelt condolences to their families and the UPDF family generally. Soldiers put their lives on the line and at

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Bodies of Ugandan Soldiers Killed in Somalia Arrive on Wednesday

Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs Adolf Mwesigye has told Parliament that the 12 bodies of UPDF soldiers killed in an Al-Shabaab ambush on Sunday in Somalia will be brought back home tomorrow. The remains of the fallen soldiers will land at Entebbe International Airport tomorrow at 13:30 (1:30pm) local time,

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FULL SPEECH: What Museveni said at Somalia Conference in London  

  Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni addressed the Somalia Conference in London on May 11, 2017. Uganda is one of the nations contributing forces to the joint regional troops attempting to pacify the war-ravaged horn of Africa nation. In this full speech, Museveni talks this and more on Somalia. Excellencies Heads of

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