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Ethiopia Joins AMISOM Force

January 23, 2014 1:08 pm0 comments
Ethiopia Joins AMISOM Force

  Mogadishu-The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has today formally welcomed Ethiopian National Defense Forces into the peacekeeping mission. The AMISOM Force commander Lt. Gen. Silas Ntigurirwa received the forces at a ceremony held in Baidoa, in the Bay region, South Central Somalia. This is in effect of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2124-pasted last year that provided for increased capacity of the AMISOM force strength from 17, 731 to 22,126 uniformed personnel.  The Ethiopian troops take over the Bay region from the Ugandan and Burundian troops, permitting the latter to deploy further into parts of Lower and Middle Shabelle. A total of 4, 395 Ethiopian troops are to […]

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UN Confirms Death of Two Peace Keepers

December 20, 2013 11:46 am0 comments
UN Confirms Death of Two Peace Keepers

Juba-Two United Nations soldiers have been killed in clashes in Southern Sudan. The two who were formerly serving under United Nations Mission in South Sudan-UNMISS died during clashes that occurred yesterday in Akobo town. The UN in a press release issued on Friday afternoon confirmed the deaths of two Indian Battalion soldiers. “This morning, the UN Mission in South Sudan conducted an aerial assessment to Akobo Town. We can confirm that two UNMISS Indian Battalion troops were killed in action. UNMISS can also confirm that one injured Indian soldier has been transported to the Mission’s medical facility in Malakal”. The statement reads. The statement condemned the killing of the peace keepers […]

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