Somalis Denied Entry to Uganda on Terrorism Suspicion

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Tuesday February 15, 2011 - 04:06:57 in News in English by Super Admin
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    Somalis Denied Entry to Uganda on Terrorism Suspicion

    By Fadumo Farah [email protected]

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By Fadumo Farah [email protected]

Kampala (Cunaabi) Twenty Somali people who arrived at Uganda’s Eneteb airport from different countries in the world have been denied entry to Uganda after they were suspected to be followers of terrorist groups.

Some of them were taken back to the countries where they have arrived from. The Ugandan government has said that it would ensure security will be tight during the elections period. The general elections are expected to begin on 18thof February.

Equally, the Ugandan authorities are responding to recent alerts of possible terrorism attacks from the US embassy in Kampala and other security agencies.

Somalia’s Al-shabab militia which is linked to Al-Qaida group has also made several threats to Uganda for its deployment of seven thousand soldiers as part of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia. Al-shaba also claimed the responsibility of the July 2010 attacks in Kampala where over seventy six people were killed.

Uganda is also an entry point where Somali insurgents use as a route to Somalia and later join the Shabab militia fighting the Somali Transitional Federal Government.




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