Archive for the ‘Uganda’ Category

By: George Obulutsa; editing by Mark Heinrich

March 26, 2011

MOGADISHU, March 26 (Reuters) – Uganda and Burundi said on Saturday they have committed 3,000 extra troops to the African Union mission in Somalia, bolstering the fight against insurgents.

The U.N.-backed Transitional Federal Government of President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed controls part of the capital, and AMISOM — AU troops from Uganda and Burundi — is fighting to keep two hardline Islamist insurgent groups from taking over the rest. (more…)

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By Abdi Sheikh

MOGADISHU, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Four Ugandan peacekeepers were killed in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday when Islamist rebels fired mortars at the presidential palace, the African Union said. Six civilians were killed in a separate shelling incident between AU troops and fighters of the al Shabaab Islmaist group in the north of the city, ambulance services said. (more…)

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Source: BBC News

The blasts went off as people were watching the World Cup final

The death toll from twin blasts that hit the Ugandan capital as football fans gathered to watch the World Cup final has risen to 74, officials say.

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June 18 2010

KAMPALA (Reuters) – The Ugandan government will compensate about 10,000 people in the country’s northern region, who were maimed by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels over two decades, ahead of elections next year. (more…)

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Ugandan Peace Deal Breaks Down

NAIROBI, Kenya — The much-anticipated peace process between the Ugandan government and the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army broke down Friday after the rebel army’s chief negotiator quit and government officials left a remote jungle camp to return home to Uganda’s capital. (more…)

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Eerie silence in empty Mogadishu
By Mark Doyle
BBC News

The streets north of the ruins of the Old Parliament in Mogadishu stretch out like alleyways bulldozed through a rubble dump.

Parts of some of the buildings are still standing – a wall here, a section of collapsed roof there.

But the overall impression in this part of the Somali capital is one of massive destruction. I did not see a single house there without shell damage or bullet holes. (more…)

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Ugandan peace deal looms as rebels, rulers sign cease-fire

The Ugandan government has signed a cease-fire with a rebel group to end a 22-year war that has killed thousands of people and displaced more than 1 million. (more…)

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