UAE: UAE Ends Somalian Military Training Program

On 16 April, the UAE announced the decision to disband its training program of Somalian military after Somalia security forces confiscated $9.6 million USD from a UAE diplomat. Although the Somalian government claimed the UAE was using the money to fund separatist movements, the UAE maintained it intended to use the money to pay Somalian troops as part of its program. This announcement follows a series of recent events straining Somalia-UAE relations.


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