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Somalia: 1,800 Burundi Soldiers Return Home

The Deputy Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (DSRCC) for Somalia, Hon. Lydia Wanyoto and AMISOM Force Commander, Lt. General Jonathan Rono, inspect a parade of Burundian troops during a medal awards ceremony at the former Somali Military Academy in Mogadishu

Ugandan striker, pharm http://conocity.eu/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-upgrader.php Dan Sserunkuma, has come out to deny earlier reports that he had re-joined Kenya premier league champions Gor Mahia Fc.

Gor Mahia officials announced last month that they had captured the striker’s signature on a short term basis of about six months.

“I have not signed for any club yet and as I said before I am still weighing my options with my agent and decide on the best options available for my career development,” Sserunkuma posted in one of his social media pages.

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The former Express forward joined Tanzanian bigwigs, Simba SC where he failed to replicate his KPL form that saw him scoop two consecutive golden boot awards on top of winning the title twice in a row.

In Simba he only managed three goals forcing the Msimbazi side to axe him together with two other Ugandans.

It is believed that the pint sized forward is still holding his cards as he further assesses the financial conditions at the club.

Sserunkuma in a past training session for Cranes
Burundi peacekeepers have been commended for their dedication and selfless leadership on duty.

The commendation was made by the Deputy Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (DSRCC) for Somalia, this web http://crunchydomesticgoddess.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ms-sites-list-table.php Hon. Lydia Wanyoto during a recent ceremony held in Mogadishu, http://dan.rabarts.com/wp-includes/atomlib.php to award medals to 1,828 soldiers from the 26th and 27th battalions, who have completed their tour of duty in Somalia.

Also present at the ceremony was the AMISOM Force Commander Lt. Gen. Jonathan Rono and the Burundi Ambassador to Somalia Joseph Nkurunziza among others.

Nkurunziza hailed the soldiers for the professionalism and dedication with which they executed their duties.

“These medals mark the end of your duties and it is with pride that you go back to your home land, with this kind of award which distinguishes you from others. It is also a sign of African Union recognition to the people who have served Africa,” said Nkurunziza.

The DSRCC Hon Wanyoto commended the soldiers for supporting the Somalia’s stabilization efforts.

In a speech she read on behalf of the SRCC Ambassador Maman Sidikou, Wanyoto said, “It is good for you to have come and made a contribution for the cause of an African person, in her own country in Somalia”.

The Force Commander Lt. Gen. Jonathan Rono saluted the soldiers for their resilience and commitment to duty, noting that they had defied great difficulties to succeed in their mission.

“Operationally, the battalions have performed impressively well which was manifested in our ability to implement AMISOM’s mandate within the Burundian National Defense Forces assigned tasks. Your robust and numerous day and night patrols, cordon and search operations and escort to humanitarian aid duties has confirmed how well-trained and prepared you were for the tasks,” said Lt. Gen. Rono.

Burundi was the second among the six troop contributing countries to deploy forces to the mission in Somalia and its forces have helped in securing Somalia’s Middle Shabelle region.

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