Uganda Speaks Over None Payment of Soldiers in Somalia

Uganda Speaks Over None Payment of Soldiers in Somalia

Kampala-Uganda says it’s not to blame over delays in payment of troops serving under African Mission in Somalia-AMISOM. The Ugandan troops who are deployed to fight Alshabab militias have spent more than five months without pay. The Army and Ministry of  Defense Spokesperson, Lt. Col Paddy Ankunda confirmed to The Continent Observer in an email to the The Continent Observer esplained that Uganda is not responsible for the delay in the payment of salaries for the troops. “Whereas it is true that the soldiers had not received their five month AMISOM allowances, it is as a result of procedural impediment beyond the control of UPDF and Uganda as a whole”.Lt. […]

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Ugandan Army Deploys Dogs to Hunt Kony

Ugandan Army Deploys Dogs to Hunt Kony

Bangui Saturday June 28, 2014-The Ugandan army has deployed dogs in its hunt for the reclusive Lord’s Resistance Army rebel leader Joseph Kony. The Ugandan army is part of the regional force that is hunting for the indicted Lord’s Resistance Army rebel leaders in the Central African Republic. In its latest effort the force has deployed a canine unit to help in tracking the rebels. Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda the Army and Ministry of Defense Spokesperson confirmed to The Continent Observer that the army has deployed dogs as part of its effort in tracking the rebels in the jungles of Central African Republic-CAR. Ankunda explains the rebels have splinted into […]

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Former AMISOM Commander Appointed to Head Military Court-martial in Uganda

Former AMISOM Commander Appointed to Head Military Court-martial in Uganda

Kampala Monday June 23, 2014-President Yoweri Museveni has appointed former commander of African Union Mission in Somalia- AMISOM to head a military court-martial. Maj. Gen Levi Karuhanga a former AMISIOM commander has been appointed to head a military court martial. A press release sent to The Continent Observer by Uganda’s Ministry of Defense, states that President Yoweri Museveni who is the Commander-in-Chief has appointed new members of the General Court Martial following expiry of the term of the previous team. Among the task that Gen. Karuhanga will carry out in his first days in office will be to try his successor Brigadier Michael Ondonga and more than 22 other Ugandan […]

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Uganda Acquires Military Academy

Uganda Acquires Military Academy

Uganda has acquired an international military college. The prestigious military college is a result of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Uganda and the Eastern Africa Standby Force Coordination Mechanism (EASFCOM) at the Ministry of Defence Headquarters –Mbuya, on Friday June 13, 2014, the UPDF’s Junior Command and Staff College acquired a new name of Uganda Joint Command and Staff College and gained a Regional and International Status under Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF). The Memorandum of Understanding that entered into force with immediate effect was signed by Uganda’s Ministry of Defence Under Secretary, Mrs. Edith Buturo and the Director for EASFCOM, Ambassador Chanfi Issimail in the presence […]

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Uganda Bids Farewell to Soldiers Killed in Somalia

Ugandan solders bid farewell to fallen colleagues-Courtesy photo

Uganda is mourning the death of three of its soldiers killed by Alshabaab militants during an attack on the Somali parliament. Alshabab militants on Saturday attacked the Somali parliament killing three members of the Ugandan continent of AMISOM. “We send back our fallen comrades with grief and sorrow but in their bravery and resolute to liberate Somalis we shall pick courage and soldier on to liberate the African people and for the cause of Pan Africanism, fare thee well comrades” reads a statement issued by Ugandan Contingent Spokesperson Major Deo Akiiki. According to Akiiki all the 13 Alshabaab terrorists were killed while AMISOM recorded three deaths and four injuries. “It […]

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Joseph Kony Calls For Fresh Peace Talks

February 4, 2014 7:31 am1 comment by:
Joseph Kony Calls For Fresh Peace Talks

Kampala-Fugitive Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony has written to the Government of Uganda demanding for fresh peace talks Kony who has a US$5m cash bounty over his head for crimes against humanity says he and his Lord’s Resistance Army rebels are still committed to seeking a peaceful means to resolve the two decades old conflict. The fugitive in an email to the Ugandan media blames the Government of Uganda for the failed peace talks. The Government of Uganda has not yet responded to the letter but it has in the past blamed such calls on people purporting to speak on behalf of Joseph Kony. Kony, a former altar boy has […]

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