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KAMPALA, Aug 27 (Reuters) - The Ugandan military said on Friday they had arrested a man who was planning a suicide bombing at the funeral of a top police official and had seized materials including a suicide vest and bombs during his arrest. The man was detained at a hotel in Pader town, about 400 km (60 miles) north of the capital Kampala, said military spokesperson Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso. The military said in a separate statement that the man had accomplices who were on the run and efforts were underway to arrest them. He was a former senior military officer who had previously commanded Uganda's troops in Somalia. ADF is a Ugandan Islamist insurgent group based in the jungles of eastern Congo, across the Ugandan border.
Persons: Flavia Byekwaso, Paul Lokech, Al Shabaab, Somalia's, Elias Biryabarema, Ayenat Mersie, Frances Kerry Organizations: Allied Democratic Forces, ADF, African Union peacekeeping, Thomson Locations: KAMPALA, Pader, Kampala, Somalia, al Shabaab, Ugandan, Congo, Al, Uganda
KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan soldiers working as part of a peacekeeping force in Somalia have killed 189 al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab fighters in an attack on one of their camps, the Ugandan army said. Ugandan troops are part of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia, whose aim is to support the central government and stop al Shabaab’s efforts to topple it. “(The raid)... saw the forces put out of action 189 al Qaeda-linked fighters and destroyed a number of military hardware and items used by the terrorist attacks,” UPDF said. There was no immediate comment from al Shabaab on the attack. Despite the loss of territory, al Shabaab still carries out major gun and bomb attacks, often claiming casualty numbers that conflict with those given by government officials.
Persons: al, ” UPDF Organizations: African Union peacekeeping, Ugandan People’s Defence Force, African Union Locations: KAMPALA, Somalia, al Qaeda, Shabaab, al Shabaab, Sigaale, Mogadishu, Qaeda
KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda accused the U.S. ambassador on Tuesday of seeking to subvert last week’s presidential election by trying to visit the main opposition candidate at his home, which has been surrounded by security forces since the vote. Ugandan police officers refuse lawyers of Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, from meeting him at his house in Kampala, Uganda January 18, 2021. During the campaign, security forces routinely broke up Wine’s rallies with teargas, bullets, beatings and detentions, citing violations of laws meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus. In November, 54 people were killed as security forces quelled a protest that erupted after Wine was detained for alleged violation of the anti-coronavirus measures. On Monday, security forces cordoned off the party’s offices in the capital.
Persons: Robert Kyagulanyi, Baz Ratner, Bobi, Yoweri Museveni, Wine, Museveni, Natalie E, Brown, Ofwono Opondo, , Opondo, , Wine’s, Benjamin Katana Organizations: REUTERS, Wine, Government, Washington, African Union peacekeeping, Twitter, Unity Locations: KAMPALA, Uganda, U.S, Kampala, United States, Somalia
CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudan will deploy “large numbers” of troops to South Darfur state after the killing of 15 people in tribal violence recently, the state news agency cited the state governor as saying on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: An internally displaced Sudanese family poses for a photograph outside their makeshift shelter within the Kalma camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Darfur, Sudan April 26, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin AbdallahThe state is part of the restive Darfur region, in the west of Sudan, which suffered a bitter conflict that erupted in 2003. One of the leaders said Fallata members responded by killing 13 people from Masalit and wounding 34 others. Gereida is located 97 kilometres south of Nyala, the capital of South Darfur state.
Persons: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah, Fallata, SUNA, Gereida, Mousa Mahdi, UNAMID Organizations: REUTERS, South Darfur, Government, . Security, United Nations, African Union peacekeeping Locations: CAIRO, Sudan, South Darfur, Darfur, Masalit, Gereida, Nyala, South, Sudan’s, Khartoum
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia cut diplomatic relations with neighbouring Kenya on Tuesday, accusing it of meddling in politics as protests and gunfire erupted in the capital Mogadishu over delayed elections. FILE PHOTO: Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, President of Somalia, attends the London Somalia Conference' at Lancaster House, May 11, 2017. “Somalia calls back all its diplomats from Kenya and orders Kenyan diplomats to leave Somalia within seven days,” Somali Information Minister Osman Dube told the state news agency. Also last year, Kenya recalled its ambassador after Mogadishu decided to auction disputed oil and gas exploration blocks at sea. Demonstrators denounced President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed - usually known by his nickname “Farmaajo” (cheese) - over delayed votes for both houses of parliament.
Persons: Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, Jack Hill, Osman Dube, Dube, , Muse Bihi Abdi, Abdi, Uhuru Kenyatta, “ Farmaajo, Halima, Farah Organizations: Reuters, London Somalia, Lancaster House, REUTERS, African Union peacekeeping, Somali, Radio, Kenyan, Nairobi’s Locations: MOGADISHU, Somalia, Kenya, Mogadishu, Shabaab, Radio Mogadishu, Nairobi, Somaliland, Jubbaland
FILE PHOTO: Debretsion Gebremichael, Tigray Regional President in Mekele, Tigray Region, Ethiopia June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri“I’m close to Mekelle in Tigray fighting the invaders,” Debretsion Gebremichael told Reuters in a text message, which the government dismissed as a deluded claim. The war in Tigray region has killed hundreds and probably thousands, sent refugees into Sudan, enmeshed Eritrea, impeded a peacekeeping mission in Somalia, and heightened frictions between Ethiopia’s myriad ethnic groups. Both sides have spoken of hundreds of dead in the Tigray war, and diplomats believe the toll is in the thousands. The battle-hardened TPLF helped to topple Ethiopia’s Marxist dictatorship in 1991 and knows how to exploit its mountainous terrain and borders with Sudan and Eritrea.
Persons: ” Debretsion Gebremichael, Abiy, Debretsion, Billene Seyoum, Debretsion’s, , TPLF, Ethiopia’s, al Organizations: Tigray Regional, REUTERS, Negeri, Negeri “ I’m, Reuters, Federal, U.S . State Department, Diplomats, African Union peacekeeping Locations: ADDIS ABABA, NAIROBI, Ethiopia, Mekelle, Tigray, Mekele, Tigray Region, Negeri “, Sudan, enmeshed Eritrea, Somalia, South Sudan, Eritrea, Wukro, Asmara, al Qaeda
FILE PHOTO: Debretsion Gebremichael, Tigray Regional President, attends the funeral ceremony of Ethiopia's Army Chief of Staff Seare Mekonnen in Mekele, Tigray Region, Ethiopia June 26, 219. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File PhotoThe nearly month-long war has killed hundreds and probably thousands, sent refugees into Sudan, enmeshed Eritrea, affected a peacekeeping mission in Somalia, and deepened divisions between Ethiopia’s myriad ethnic groups. “I’m close to Mekelle in Tigray fighting the invaders,” Debretsion Gebremichael told Reuters in a text message. There was no comment from the Asmara government, though at the start of the war it denied involvement. Both sides have spoken of hundreds of dead in the Tigray war, and diplomats believe the toll is in the thousands.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Tigray’s, Staff Seare Mekonnen, ” Abiy, , , Debretsion Gebremichael, “ I’m, ” Debretsion Gebremichael, Abiy, , Billene Seyoum, TPLF, Ethiopia’s, it’s, Will Davison, al Organizations: Ethiopia’s, Tigray Regional President, Ethiopia's Army, Staff, REUTERS, Tiksa, American, Reuters, Crisis, U.S . State Department, Diplomats, African Union peacekeeping Locations: ADDIS ABABA, NAIROBI, Tigray, Mekele, Tigray Region, Ethiopia, Sudan, enmeshed Eritrea, Somalia, Mekelle, South Sudan, Eritrea, Wukro, Asmara, al Qaeda
ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed lauded his troops on Monday for their victory over a rebellious northern movement, but the leader of Tigrayan forces said they were still resisting amid fears of a protracted guerrilla conflict. The nearly month-long war has killed hundreds and probably thousands of people, sent refugees into Sudan, enmeshed Eritrea, and stirred rivalries among Ethiopia’s myriad ethnic groups. Drones were used to watch the TPLF, but federal forces declined to use rockets in Tigray, Abiy said. “I’m close to Mekelle in Tigray fighting the invaders,” he told Reuters in a text message. The battle-hardened TPLF helped to topple Ethiopia’s Marxist dictatorship in 1991 and knows how to exploit its mountains and borders with Sudan and Eritrea.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Tigrayan, ” Abiy, , , Mekelle, Abiy, Debretsion Gebremichael, “ I’m, Billene Seyoum, TPLF, Ethiopia’s, it’s, Will Davison, al, Mai Kadra Organizations: Ethiopia’s, Federal, American, Reuters, Diplomats, Crisis, African Union peacekeeping Locations: ADDIS ABABA, NAIROBI, Sudan, enmeshed Eritrea, Mekelle, Tigray, South Sudan, Eritrea, Wukro, Asmara, Ethiopia, al Qaeda, Somalia, Mai
ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI (Reuters) - Fighting between Ethiopia’s military and regional forces from the northern Tigray region is seriously destabilising the East African region and hostilities should halt, the European Union foreign policy chief said. Ethiopia has described the fighting as an internal law enforcement matter, a position Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reiterated in a statement on Wednesday. Tigrayans forces have fired rockets at the neighbouring country of Eritrea, and Ethiopian soldiers have been pulled from peacekeeping missions in Somalia and South Sudan. In Somalia, Ethiopia has disarmed several hundred Tigrayans in an African Union peacekeeping force fighting al Qaeda-linked militants. Three soldiers of Tigrayan ethnicity were also sent home from a U.N. peacekeeping force in South Sudan, a diplomatic and security source told Reuters.
Persons: , ” Josep Borrell, Abiy Ahmed, , al, Billene Organizations: European Union, African Union peacekeeping, Reuters Locations: ADDIS ABABA, NAIROBI, Tigray, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, South Sudan, al Qaeda, Ethiopia’s
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