AMISOM Need 9,000 More Army Soldiers in Somalia

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is in need of 9,000 more army soldiers to bolster peacekeeping and stabilization operations in Somalia. AMISOM now seeks the additional troops from member states as fight against the Islamist Al-Shabaab insurgency intensifies. At a recent meeting while addressing delegates in Mogadishu, Somalia Special More...

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By Shmuel Yosef Agnon On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Newly Promoted Top UPDF Officers to be Decorated Tuesday

Uganda recently reshuffled to military commanders. Notable is Maj Gen David Muhoozi, the commander of the Land Forces is now the new Chief of Defence Forces, taking over from Gen Katumba Wamala. The promoted More...

By Shmuel Yosef Agnon On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni Appoints Son Muhoozi Kainerugaba as His Advisor

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni on Monday night named his son Muhoozi Kainerugaba Senior Presidential Advisor for Special Operations. Kainerugaba who is 42 years old was a Special Forces Commander More...

By Shmuel Yosef Agnon On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
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UPDF Chief Visit Somalia, Calls for Speedy Security Sector Reforms

The Chief of Defence Forces of Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF), Katumba Wamala arrived in the war-torn Somalia for a three-day visit and called on Somali leaders to hasten implementation of security sector More...

By Shmuel Yosef Agnon On Friday, December 23rd, 2016
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Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni Urges South Sudan’s Rivals to End War

Uganda's President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has asked rival groups in war-torn South Sudan to convey a conclusion to the emergency in Africa's most youthful country. Museveni airplane touched base More...

By Shmuel Yosef Agnon On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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Uganda Army Brigadier Kyanda Replaced as UPDF Chief of Staff

Uganda army replaced Brigadier Leopold Kyanda as UPDF Chief of Staff. According to a military source, Brigadier Kyanda has been sent to India to receive further training. Brigadier Kyanda was replaced by More...

By Shmuel Yosef Agnon On Friday, December 16th, 2016
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Escalating War in South Sudan Could Lead to Refugees Influx in Uganda

UN has warned of the escalating war in South Sudan could see more refugees flee to Uganda in 2017. A refugee camp set up in August in northern Uganda in Bidi town is among the world’s largest and already More...

By Shmuel Yosef Agnon On Thursday, December 15th, 2016
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IGP Kayihura Deploys Over 100 Flying Squad Officers to Troubled Kasese

Uganda’s Inspector General of Police (IGP) General Kale Kayihura has deployed more than 100 Flying Squad Unit (FSU) officers to the troubled Kasese district to hunt down elements that illegally possess guns. Confirming More...

By Shmuel Yosef Agnon On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
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Ugandan King Facing Terrorism Charges

A Ugandan King is facing terrorism, murder, attempted murder, and robbery with violence and eight other charges. All charges are related to the recent clashes witnessed in the town of Kasese where up to 100 More...

By Shmuel Yosef Agnon On Thursday, December 8th, 2016
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Uganda Sends 2,745 Troops to Boost War against Al-Shabaab in Somalia

Uganda has sent 2,745 troops to boost the ongoing operation against Al-Shabaab terrorists in Somalia. The Uganda People's Defense Forces (UPDF) commissioned 2,745 new troops to Somalia to replace an equal More...

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