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Reem Al Hashimy, UAE, Foreign Affairs State minister
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, February 21st, 2015
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UAE investors consider Uganda opportunities

Investors from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have expressed interest to invest in Uganda’s tourism and trade sectors. A delegation led by Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, the State Minister for Foreign Affairs More...

Recently trained members of the Somali National Army (SNA) manoeuvre in formation during a house-clearing exercise as part of a passing-out parade at an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) training facility on the western fringes of the Somali capital Mogadishu August 14, 2012. Reuters
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, December 27th, 2012
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It’s training men: the Irish building an army in Africa

Our boys are helping these men to become good soldiers, says Declan Power If you spent a portion of Christmas Day listening to the radio or watching TV, chances are you came across a variety of adverts to help the More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, November 24th, 2012
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Congo Rebels Ignore Appeal to Quit Attack

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Regional leaders meeting in Uganda on Saturday called on Congolese rebels to “stop all war activities and withdraw from Goma,” but the rebels did not seem interested in More...

Members of the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, November 24th, 2012
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Tanzania to join DR Congo war against M23 rebels

Tanzania is ready to send troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo to fight M23 rebels who are making advances to the capital Kinshasa, a minister has said. Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation minister More...

President Hassan asks FG delegation turned back from Kismaio what happened and FG delegation replied “we lacked visa.” The two old men behind are surprised by the news that FG needs visa for Kismaio from the Kenyan Government.
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
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IGAD Strategy for Jubbaland creates ghetto satellites in Somalia

Illustration: President Hassan asks FG delegation turned back from Kismaio what happened and FG delegation replied “we lacked visa.” The two old men behind are surprised by the news that FG needs visa for Kismaio More...

Award-winning Amina Hersi Moge congratulates Fowziya Yusuf Haji Adan
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, November 5th, 2012
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Congratulatory messages pour in for Somali women ministers

Congratulatory messages have began pouring in for Somalia’s first ever appointed woman deputy prime minister and foreign affairs minister. Women groups across east Africa have welcomed the naming of Fowziya More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, September 9th, 2012
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Makerere Builds Capacity of Vets to Support Somaliland Livestock Industry

KAMPALA — The college of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-security (CoVAB) has offered to train 10 students from Somaliland in veterinary services. The move is aimed at building capacity of veterinary More...

Recently trained members of the Somali National Army (SNA) manoeuvre in formation during a house-clearing exercise as part of a passing-out parade at an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) training facility on the western fringes of the Somali capital Mogadishu August 14, 2012. Reuters
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, August 16th, 2012
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IN PICTURES: Somalia promises to rebuild faded SNA

Members of the Somali National Army (SNA) manoeuvre in formation during a house-clearing exercise as part of a passing-out parade at an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) training facility on the western More...

A Somalia-bound Ugandan attack helicopter is pictured at Mount Kenya
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, August 16th, 2012
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Enough is enough; it is time to withdraw from Somalia

A Somalia-bound Ugandan attack helicopter is pictured at Mount Kenya, August 13, 2012. REUTERS/Peter Greste When last year’s verbal war broke out between State House and the Governor of the Bank of Uganda over More...

Outgoing AMISOM spokesperson Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda (right) shakes hands with his successor, Colonel Ali Aden Houmed
By Hassan Ali On Monday, August 13th, 2012
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Uganda helicopters missing in Somalia mission

KAMPALA — A number of Ugandan military helicopters went missing in Kenyan airspace on Sunday on their way to Somalia to reinforce African Union peacekeeping forces battling al Shabaab rebels, the Ugandan military More...

Outgoing AMISOM spokesperson Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda (right) shakes hands with his successor, Colonel Ali Aden Houmed
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, July 8th, 2012
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SOMALIA: Djiboutian Colonel appointed Spokesperson of AMISOM

Outgoing AMISOM spokesperson Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda (right) shakes hands with his successor, Colonel Ali Aden Houmed. MOGADISHU — African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) took a careful first step with Somalia More...

An armoured personnel carrier of the Lagos State Police Command
By Hassan Ali On Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
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African countries to deploy special police unit in Somalia

An armoured personnel carrier of the Lagos State Police Command (Reuters photo). KAMPALA — Uganda is to deploy a Formed Police Unit (FPU) consisting of 140 personnel in volatile Somalia for maintaining peace More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, May 2nd, 2011
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EU Threatens To Cut Financial Aid From TFG

NAIROBI — The European Union, one of the major financiers of Amisom and the Somali Transitional Federal Government, has threatened to cut further support if the current office holders do not relinquish power More...

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By Hassan Ali On Friday, April 22nd, 2011
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Uganda and United States military rescue drills end in eastern region

KAMPALA — The Ugandan military and the U.S. Air Force have ended their eight-day joint drills aimed at enhancing the readiness of both armies in re-supply and logistical capabilities during operations in complex More...

A man rushes a baby away from teargas in Kasangati, a suburb of Kampala, Uganda during “Walk to Work” protests over the high cost of living
By Hassan Ali On Thursday, April 21st, 2011
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East Africans hit by high food and fuel prices

NAIROBI — Low- and middle-income earners across eastern and central Africa are reeling from the mounting cost of living brought on by a sharp increase in commodity prices in the past few months. Protests and More...

Somali interim president Sheikh Sharif and Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziz (Hiiraan Online)
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, April 9th, 2011
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Somali leader visits Uganda and Burundi

NAIROBI — The Somali interim President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed arrived in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura, on Saturday for talks with  President Pierre Nkurunziza. The two east African leaders discussed More...

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By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
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West: double standards and thirst for more oil – Ugandan President

The statement below is from the President of Uganda, Mr. Yoweri Museveni, he has became one of the main voices opposed to the military actions in Libya by Western nations. He says they are striking Libya for oil– More...

Al Shabab display Burundi soldier
By Hassan Ali On Thursday, February 24th, 2011
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SOMALIA: At least 7 AU Troops killed and more captured

MOGADISHU — Somalia’s most prominent radical group Al-Shabab on Wednesday displayed an injured African Mission soldier in their possession and the dead bodies of seven others. The news comes a day after More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
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New literary series views Africa through African eyes

LAGOS (Somalilandpress) — Tired of reading accounts of Africa through the eyes of outsiders, 14 African writers have set out to document the diversity of their content in a series of books and blogs partly More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, July 21st, 2010
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Uganda and the ravaged state of Somalia

As Ugandan police announce a number of arrests over the bombings on July 11 in its capital Kampala, it would be wise to consider these events in light of Uganda’s involvement in the ravaged state of Somalia. The More...