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US army trains Uganda military officers for Somalia mission


August 15, 2013 (KAMPALA) - The US army has trained 145 Ugandan military police officers who are set for deployment in Somalia under the auspices of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

The soldiers were passed out on Wednesday at a military training facility in the central Uganda district of Nakaseke.

The state controlled New Vision daily newspaper reported on Thursday that the training covered various aspects of military police training such as public order management, conducting military operations in an urban environment, medical skills and manning checkpoints, among others.

Lt. Col William Wyatt, the Chief of Cooperation at the US embassy in Kampala was quoted by the New Vision as saying that the Ugandan soldiers had benefitted from skills needed in an operation environment.

In March 2007 Uganda was the first country to deploy troops in Somalia followed by Burundi, Djibuti and Kenya.

Ugandan troops make the bulk of AMISON troops fighting Al-Shabaab.

The country’s contribution in the fight against the Al-Shabaab has been praised by the West most notably the US and Britain who have both been involved in training Ugandan troops before their deployment in Somalia.


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  • 16 August 2013 07:07, by Good South Sudanese

    This is just a drama by Salva Kiir Mayardit and Kuol Manyang Juuk plus Malak Ayuen and Majak Agot. These guys are the master mind of all the attrocities against the Murle people in South Sudan’s Pibor county. How can a criminal investigate himself, meanwhile he is the culprit himself? It is ridiculous.

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  • 16 August 2013 09:55, by sudani

    Good/bad south sudanese.
    What the fuck are you comenting here. the article is concerning US training Ugandan Millitry officer who are to be deployed to Somolia. You are crazy. kill yourself if you don’t want Kiir to rule over you.

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    • 16 August 2013 10:18, by Good South Sudanese

      Are you nuts? You should figure out that it was my mistake. I had wanted to comment on another topic when I accidentally hit the wrong link. You should understand that through right guessing. Somebody like you should be able to guess the right explanation by himself. Now get it right and never boil.

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  • 16 August 2013 12:48, by Marco Bul

    Good Mercenary.
    Your blind hatred has just unfolded.Who told u z everything in ST is about those u mentioned?Are u a drop out guy(D.O.G)???
    When Kuol tried to disarm all the tribes,Murle ran to the bushes with their guns.Don’t blame Kuol but ur financers.

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    • 16 August 2013 13:24, by Good South Sudanese

      The only disarmed tribe in Jonglei state 4 times with war by the SPLA with impunity is the Murle, to make it easy for their enemies which are composed of Dinka, Nuer, And jonkoz SPLA. so as to carry out war crimes, looting, rapes, abduction and crimes against humanity including genocide crimes by the SPLA and Nuer/ Dinka against Murle women and children and the elderly. Disarmament only targets us

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