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    Two African Union peacekeeping soldiers sentenced to death

    A Ugandan court-martial sentenced two Ugandan soldiers to death on Friday for killing seven farmers in the Lower Shabelle region. The soldiers were serving with the African Union (AU) peacekeeping forces mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Three other soldiers were each given 39 years in prison, according to media reports. A spokesman for the region’s farmers, Hussein Osman Wasuge, told reporters…

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    ‘Trump pulled troops from Somalia to make way for private mercenaries’

    US President Donald Trump on Friday ordered most American troops to return from Somalia in early 2021, the Associated Press reported. Now, unverified claims suggest the president is pulling out of the East African country to make way for private mercenaries run by Erik Prince — the former CEO of the controversial mercenary contractor Blackwater. “They’re not going home. They’re apparently being…

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    Trump orders US troops to pull out of Somalia

    US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Somalia in the waning days of his presidency triggered dismay on Saturday from some Somalis, who appealed to the incoming U.S. president to reverse the decision. “The U.S. decision to pull troops out of Somalia at this critical stage in the successful fight against al-Shabaab and their global terrorist…

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