The army is recalling about 2,700 veterans to back-up the soldiers deployed on an African Union Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia. The mobilized veterans will form Uganda Battle Group 31 and 32 to augment UPDF operations under the mission.
Many of them have witnessed or experienced attacks, gender-based violence, sexual abuse, and torture either at home or during their escape. They are depressed, and surrounded by misery, agony, anger extreme poverty and lack of meaningful life after decades of brutal wars, multiple displacements, epidemics, deprivation and generations of untreated trauma.”
The photo, where Vanessa Nakate stood with other prominent climate activists Greta Thunberg, Luisa Neubauer, Loukina Tille, and Isabelle Axelsson was distributed when she was cut out. They were attending the annual World Economic Forum.