Uganda Deploys More Police Officers to Somalia
A new contingent of Ugandan Individual Police Officers (IPOs) has been deployed in Somalia to serve on the peacekeeping mission.
The contingent comprising of 14 police officers has been fully inducted after undergoing a one week’s training course upon arrival and is ready to serve under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
Injured AMISOM Soldiers, Families Go Years Without Compensation
Last month, the United Nations Security Council authorized the African Union to maintain the deployment of its peacekeeping mission in Somalia, AMISOM, until next May. The Council also extended the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia, UNSOM until 2016. Some injured soldiers and families of dead soldiers say they feel abandoned and that it has taken years to receive benefits.
Thirty-year-old Nkunzimana Jeanette goes through a file full of papers, looking for two certificates that show the death of her husband, who served with the AU mission in Somalia.
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