U.S. praises work done by Ugandan-led A.U. troops in Somalia

By Senior Staff Writer and agency reports

US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Mr Johnnie Carson.

United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs has praised African Union troops led by the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) for having made a difference in Somalia since taking on Al Shabaab militants who they have now chased out of the country’s capital Mogadishu.

Speaking in Nairobi soon after becoming the first senior US official to visit Somalia  for 19 years, Mr Johnnie Carson said: “There has been a substantial progress made on the security situation in Mogadishu and the environs.” He added that a lot of what is happening in Somalia today is the ‘credit and work’ of African Union troops.

Ugandan and Kenyan troops have in recent weeks pounded Al Shabaab to submission ending up with Ugandan troops occupying the Afgoye Corridor near Mogadishu, while Kenyan troops captured Afmadow, a key town south of Somalia.

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