Oct 19, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Uganda to deploy 160 police officers in Somalia

Uganda will send a contingent of 160 police officers to Somalia for peacekeeping operations in December, the authorities announced on Thursday.

The officers have been trained for six months in preparation for deployment under the African. completed Union mission in Somalia (Amisom), the police said.

” In Somalia, officials responsible for public order management, the protection of staff and the facilities of the African Union (AU) are part of the Means and means provide and the police support operations that require a targeted response. “

The team is part of the Formed Police Units within the African Union, which rotates annually. This upcoming deployment will be the tenth rotation of the Ugandan Police units in Somalia.

Uganda began deploying police units in Somalia in July 2012 after its army, the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF), was deployed in 2007.

A Decades after the Al-Shabaab militants were driven out of Mogadishu, the government controls only a small part of the country with the help of around 20,000 soldiers from Amisom.