Uganda and US military capacity in Africa – why Washington did not condemn involvement in South Sudan

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by Editor2 on 24 January 2014 in News

Uganda remains a key and strategic ally of United States in Africa. In just two months, the Ugandans allowed the U.S. military to stage at least three essential missions out of Entebbe.

While some regional leaders openly protested Uganda military involvement in South Sudan, USA, the world’s super power went ‘Silent.’

The Independent magazine quoted The Indian Ocean Newsletter (ION) of Jan.10 saying that Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopia’s where not happy with Uganda’s military operations in South Sudan.

“The Ugandans have been invaluable,” said Col. William Wyatt, Office of Security Cooperation Uganda chief.

“Both the Civil aviation authority and Ugandan People’s Defense Force have been instrumental in helping us stage important missions out of Entebbe.”

Most recently, the U.S. Air Force has been staging two C-17 Globemaster III aircraft out of Uganda to provide airlift support to a Rwandan…

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