Uganda Defence Force: Pioneers in Fight for Al Shabaab

Uganda pioneered in the liberation of Somalia from Al-Shabaab militants by sending it's troops back in 2007 helping constitute the peacekeeping force, The African Union Mission in Somalia according to Somali speaker of parliament Prof. Mohamed Osman Jawari

Ugandan soldier serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), gather before Contingent Commander for Uganda, Brigadier Paul Lokech


  • Uganda:   Defence Forces Lose 4 Men in Somalia

    Observer, 25 October 2012

    Fleeing al-Shabab militias have killed four UPDF soldiers in Baldogule as the Ugandans advanced towards the Baidoa outpost, one of the last bastions of the insurgents. Read more »

  • Uganda:   UPDF Battles Militants As Ugandans Party

    New Vision, 12 October 2012

    As Ugandans celebrated 50-years of independence, the UPDF troops deployed on a peace keeping mission in Somalia did not party as they were involved in a major offensive to secure… Read more »

  • Uganda:   UN Salutes Uganda on Peace Keeping

    New Vision, 26 September 2012

    The UN has commended Uganda for her forefront role in promoting peace, security and stability in the world community of nations, which are essential tenets for social and economic… Read more »

  • Uganda:   Somalia to Honour Fallen Soldiers

    New Vision, 20 September 2012

    The Somalia Government will honour the blood shed by Ugandans to restore relative peace prevailing in Somalia and has enabled the Horn of Africa nation restart the democratization… Read more »

  • East Africa:   Uganda's State Building in Somalia

    Independent (Kampala), 9 September 2012

    Why UPDF's superior ideology has succeeded where America's superior force failed Read more »