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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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Museveni Speaks out on al-Shabaab Attack on UPDF Base

Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni has spoken out on an al-shabaab terrorist attack on an Amison base on Easter Sunday. Museveni has praised the UPDF soldiers in Somalia for dealing al-shabaab a blow. "On Easter Sunday our soldiers in Somalia heroically gave serious blows to Al-Shabaab, killing 36 of them and destroying six

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South Sudan, Somalia are World’s Most Fragile States – New Report

South Sudan is the most fragile nation in the world, the new fragile states index has revealed. Conducted by Fund for Peace, an independent research and educational organization, South Sudan is followed by Somalia, Central Africa Republic and Yemen of the 178 countries ranked. In the previous index, South Sudan, the world’s

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Four Al Shabaab Militants Executed

A military court in Somalia has executed four men it said were fighters belonging to al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab who were behind a 2016 attack that killed 80 people, a military officer said on Tuesday. The four men were executed in Baidoa, which lies about 245 km (150 miles) northwest of

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Kenyatta, Somali President Discuss Dadaab Camp, Direct Flights

  Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Somali counterpart Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed addressed a joint press conference at State House-Nairobi Thursday in which they addressed issues affecting the two countries. One of the key issues the two presidents agreed on is the launch direct flights between Nairobi and Mogadishu. The first of

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UN Chief Guterres Visits Somalia, Appeals for $825 Million Aid

UN Secretary-General António Guterres landed in Mogadishu on Tuesday not only to show “solidarity with Somalia people" but also to draw global attention to the humanitarian crisis facing the country. Guterres met with new Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed. "We need to make as much noise as possible," Guterres said. "Conflict, drought,

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