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AU troops jailed for running fuel racketeering in Somalia

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The AU troops were the first to be convicted in Somalia
Nine African Union peacekeepers have been jailed for running a fuel racket in Somalia, the AU mission in the country has said in a statement.
The soldiers – all Ugandans, including two majors – had been sentenced to between one years and three years in prison after being tried by a Ugandan military court, it added.
Three of the soldiers had also been “dismissed with disgrace from the army”, it added.
It was the first time a military court connected to the AU mission had sat in Somalia since the troops were deployed nine years ago.
Uganda is the highest troop contributor to the 22,000-strong AU force fighting militant Islamists.
Source BBC

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