Museveni ready to send 5,000 troops to Somalia

President Museveni addresses the UPDF Contingent at the Amisom Halane Base Camp headquarters near Mogadishu International Airport in Somalia in September last year. FILE PHOTO

Kampala- President Museveni has told United States officials that Uganda is ready to deploy 5,000 additional troops to bolster military operations of the African Union Mission for Somalia (Amisom) against the resurgent al-Shabaab insurgents.
Sources familiar with the discussions told Daily Monitor that Gen Museveni announced the offer in a meeting with Mr Donald Yamamoto, the acting US assistant secretary of state for African affairs, in New York last month.

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