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By Tajuddin
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Jan 16th, 2016
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Kampala , Uganda ( Marinecorpstimes + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Ugandan military is now better able to take on Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia, courtesy of the U.S. Marine Corps. Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 6 assigned to Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Afri...
By Tajuddin
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Jan 15th, 2016
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Elwaaq,Gedo Province, Somalia ( Bloomberg + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Al-Qaeda-backed Islamist insurgents claimed to have killed 63 Kenyan soldiers in an attack on an African Union military base in southwestern Somalia and captured the town of El-Adde near the border with Kenya. Sheikh Abdulaziz Abu Musab...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Jan 9th, 2016
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Kampala,Uganda (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The European Union (EU) has sent a team of election observers to Uganda ahead of the Feb. 18 presidential, parliamentary and local council polls. The Election Observation Mission (EOM), according to a statement issued on Friday comprises of 120 observers ...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Jan 6th, 2016
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Bujumbura, Burundi (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Burundian government announced Tuesday that it will not attend Wednesday’s inter-Burundian dialogue in Arusha, Tanzania, arguing that the date did not meet an agreement. “There was no agreement on the new date (Jan. 6) for the inter-Bu...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Dec 28th, 2015
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Kampala,Uganda (AFP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Rival Burundi factions held talks in Uganda on Monday, resuming long-stalled negotiations aimed at ending months of violence that raised fears of a return to civil war. Burundi’s unrest began in April when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his inte...
By Tajuddin
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Dec 24th, 2015
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Mogadishu, Somalia ( The observer + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Ugandan soldiers under the African Union Mission in Somalia have not been paid for seven months, Gen Jeje Odongo, the minister of State for Defense has said. On December 18, during his defense of the ministry of Defense’s Shs 1.4 trillion budge...
By Tajuddin
In BUSINESS
Dec 23rd, 2015
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Washington ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The World Bank has taken the rare step of cancelling a $265m road project in Uganda amid allegations of mismanagement by the government and sexual abuse of minors by employees working for its contractors. The bank’s internal watchdog launched an investigat...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Dec 16th, 2015
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Brussels , Belgium ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The European Commission announced on Wednesday a 16-point action plan worth almost 300 million euros ($327 million) to address the root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa, the EU executive body said in a sta...
By Tajuddin
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Dec 1st, 2015
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Mogadishu, Somalia ( Newvision + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Brigadier Sam Okiring was on Tuesday unveiled as the new contingent commander of Ugandan peacekeeping troops serving as part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Okiring replaces Brigadier Sam Kavuma, who returned from Somalia’s capit...
By Tajuddin
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Nov 22nd, 2015
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Juba,South Sudan ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – A regional summit due to take place in South Sudan on Monday has been cancelled, the country’s information minister said Sunday. The meeting of leaders from the member states of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) was cancelled for a seco...