African Union Delegation Meets With UPDF Contingent Commander In Somalia

A delegation from the African Union, led by General Cheikh Dembele, Head of the African Union’s Political Affairs, Peace and Security Department, Peace Support Operations Division, today visited the Forward Operating Base in Qoryooley, Lower Shabelle, Somalia. During the visit, General Dembele met with the UPDF Contingent Commander, Brigadier General Anthony Lukwago Mbuusi, and local…

UPDF Troops Lauded For Collaborative Efforts With Somali Armed Forces In Restoring Peace In Barawe

Brigadier General Anthony Lukwago Mbusi, the Sector One Commander of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) troops serving under the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) has lauded troops in Barawe District, Somalia for harmoniously working with the Somali Armed Forces which has brought about peace in the area despite persistent provocation from the…

The Professionalism Exhibited In Somalia Has Earned UPDF International Recognition – Hon. Vincent Ssempijja

The Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs, Hon. Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja, has applauded the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces for their efforts in Somalia as part of the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS). He commended them for creating a conducive environment for Somalia’s socio-economic and political transformation while exhibiting the Pan-African spirit.   “The…

Lower Shabelle Governor Emphasises Importance Of Joint Efforts In Combating Al-Shabaab

The Lower Shabelle Governor, Mohamed Ibrahim Barre has said that the cordial relations and cooperation existing between the Africa Union Transition Mission in Somalia/Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces and Local Authorities in the Lower Shabelle region especially Quoryoole, have been crucial in preventing the Al-Shabaab militant group from taking over the town.   He said this…

Security Forces In Janale Urged To Coordinate To Stamp Out Insecurity

The Janale District Commissioner, Mr. Abdirahaman Ali, underscored the importance of coordination between security organs in the district to secure people and their properties from the Al-Shabaab.   The call was made at the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) Janale Forward Operating Base (FOB) during the joint stakeholders’ security meeting. “To maintain the…