Tuesday, June 2, 2020

AMISOM

UPDF flags off over 1800 soldiers to Somalia

Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) on Thursday flagged off 1,822 soldiers for Somalia mission in the horn of Africa. Maj Gen Sam Kavuma, deputy commander land forces cautioned the soldiers to always be fit and disciplined, if they are to...

Military Intelligence and Information Sharing Conference opens in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, 19 March 2018 – The third intelligence and information sharing conference, aimed at forging closer working ties between various intelligence actors in Somalia, opened in the capital Mogadishu today. The Deputy Force Commander of the AU Mission in Somalia, Maj-Gen...

President Farmajo: “I believe AMISOM is succeeding but we have a long way to go…”

Somalia and the African Union Commission (AUC) have commended President Yoweri Museveni’s decision to deploy troops in Somalia 10 years ago when everyone else shunned the idea. Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed noted that President Museveni’s decision and his commitment...

AMISOM warns UN Security Council against hasty withdrawal from Somalia

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. Heads of state and ministers from the...

AMISOM Heads of State Call on UN to Reverse Troop Drawdown in Somalia

The five East African nations contributing troops to the AMISOM peacekeeping mission in Somalia have called on the U.N. Security Council to keep troops slated for removal by 2020. The withdrawal of the more than 20,000 AMISOM peacekeepers from Uganda,...

AMISOM army chiefs oppose troop reduction

KAMPALA. Military chiefs from five countries who deployed in war-torn Somalia want an end to the ongoing phased troop withdrawal. On Wednesday, the army chiefs agreed that the troop strength that had been reduced from 22,126 to 21,626 be restored because...

AMISOM Troops ready to handover Al-Shabab fight to Somalia’s National Army

Close to 500 soldiers under the African Union Mission in Somalia have been withdrawn since September 2017 when they were deployed to fight the Al-Shabab. The Chiefs of Defence Forces of the Troop Contributing Countries to Somalia under the African...

AMISOM and the Somali government reiterate their commitment to eliminate Al-Shabaab

Mogadishu, 27 February 2018 – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Somali government have pledged to complement each other in the fight against the terrorist group Al-Shabaab. The announcement comes four days after a twin bomb attack in...

UPDF Spokesman on Somali Shooting: We Acted in Self Defence

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has broken silence on the shooting incident in Somalia, warning its combatants have a right of self defence once fired upon. Three Somali soldiers were killed as they tried to block an Amisom convoy...

AU Special Representative condemns yesterday’s terror attack on innocent civilians in Mogadishu

Mogadishu-February 24th,2018; The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira, has strongly condemned yesterday’s twin attacks on innocent civilians in Mogadishu. Yesterday, between 6:00pm and 7:00pm, two vehicles loaded with explosives...
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US soldier killed in Kenya is identified after Alshabab attack that left 3 Americans dead

 A U.S. Army specialist killed with two other Americans in an attack Sunday by al-Qaida-aligned militants in Kenya has been identified by...

3 Americans killed in Al-Shabab attack at Kenyan military base

One U.S. service member and two American Department of Defense contractors were killed in a terror attack on a military base in Kenya that...

Al-Shabaab jihadists attack US-Kenya military base

 Jihadists from Somalia's Al-Shabaab group on Sunday attacked a military base used by US and Kenyan forces in Kenya's coastal Lamu region,...

Somalia: Spare the civilians, Red Cross and Red Crescent tell warring parties

Mogadishu (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) call on all armed...