Uganda establishes miliar rapid response force for use regionally

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Uganda army ‘sets up rapid response centre’

Ugandan troops - September 2013Uganda has troops in the AU force in Somalia and has been tracking LRA rebels across central Africa

Uganda has set up a rapid response centre to get soldiers operational as soon as possible to intervene in regional conflicts, an official says.

The way its forces recently deployed to South Sudan to fight rebels was an example of how it could work, he said.

The BBC’s Catherine Byaruhanga says Uganda may want to be involved in similar missions in the future.

The African Union has been planning to create a rapid reaction force but has yet to finalise the proposals.

In a few days we were on the ground to secure Juba airport and everybody else benefitted from that deployment – that capability is what Africa has been lacking”  Felix Kulayigye Ugandan army’s political commissar

Ugandan troops deployed to South Sudan in…

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