Uganda to send 600 troops including militia’s to Somalia

UPDF have already been station in Somalia since 2007 under AMISOM.

Sunday, August 23, 2020 (BTV) – The Ugandan government is sending the 7th Division of the United Nations Guard to Somalia.

The unit, made up of more than 600 peacekeepers, includes a large number of militias, according to a report in the military command one post.

The infantry commander, Lt. Gen. Elwelu, informed Ugandan military officials and militias that the first five batches sent to the United Nations office in Somalia had done a good job in bringing Uganda a reputation.

He added that Uganda deserves to be selected from the UN as part of the United Nations Protection Unit in Somalia.

The Ugandan government has warned the troops against committing human rights abuses, which could bring disgrace to Uganda.

Forces from the Uganda Peoples Defence Force, who are part of the African Union Mission iN Africa (AMISOM) have been operating in Somalia for 13 years and was created by the African Union’s Peace and Security Council on 19th January 2007 with an initial six month mandate.

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