From New Vision daily in Uganda:
Withdraw Army From Somalia, Besigye Demands
3 August 2009
“As FDC, we opposed the deployment of UPDF in Somalia. There was no way they were going to keep peace when there is no peace in Somalia,” he said at the party’s weekly press briefing at Najjanankumbi yesterday.
“Rather than keeping peace they were sucked into civil war. There is ample evidence that the UPDF supplied arms to one of the warring factions and that is why we are saying they should return home.”
” … FDC may not do much, but it is upon the parents of the soldiers who are dying in Somalia to come up and demonstrate,” he said.
Ethiopian troops enter Somali town: here.
Famine returning to Ethiopia: here.
Somalia and Africom: here.
A global human rights group is urging Kenya to stop Somali military recruiters from enlisting displaced men and boys in Kenya’s sprawling Dadaab refugee camps to fight in their war against Islamic militants: here.
The World Food Programme has closed twelve feeding centres for women and children in Somalia as a result of US restrictions on aid to areas that are under the control of groups designated as terrorists: here.
“HISTORIC STEP FOR SOMALI WOMEN AND GIRLS” AS 14 VILLAGES PUBLICLY DECLARE ABANDONMENT OF FEMALE GENITAL CUTTING: here.
Uganda: Suppressing ‘Enemies’ of the State: here.
UGANDA: The Media is Not Free, by Evelyn Matsamura Kiapi: here.
Uganda’s new oil may cause ‘crisis’: here.
- Somalia: Government Charges Woman Who Says She Was Raped By Security Forces (huffingtonpost.com)
- WPI: Are Turks in Somalia for the Hajj o (foreignpolicyreview.org)
- Irish general to lead EU efforts in Somalia (independent.ie)