Tag Archives: AMISOM

22 December 17

How can Somalia win the war against Al-Shabaab?

In February 2007, the United Nations approved the proposed mandate of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The peacekeeping mission was tasked with supporting the government with national security operations, training the country’s army, assisting in the delivery of
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22 December 17

Somali: Up to 30 percent of national forces unarmed

Up to 30 percent of Somalia’s national military is unarmed, according to the government’s “Operational Readiness Assessment”.

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11 November 17

US drone strike kills ‘several’ Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

The United States military says it has carried out a drone strike against Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia, killing “several”.

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03 August 17

Somalia: Ethiopia to help Somali troops reclaim town from Al-Shabaab

Ethiopian troops are being deployed to aid Somali’s army in reclaiming a town from Islamist militant groups Al-Shabaab. According to reports, the Ethiopian contingent has arrived in the city of Baidoa and will assist local forces with retaking the town
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03 April 17

Somalia: What has AMISOM achieved in 10 years?

This month marks ten years since the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) first marched into Somalia, but it’s not the kind of anniversary that inspires celebration. Instead, with the mission set to withdraw by 2020 and Islamist group Al-Shabaab
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10 November 16

Ethiopia Pulls Troops Out of AMISOM

Ethiopia is pulling more out troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), raising concerns over an Al-Shabaab resurgence.

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26 October 16

Somalia: Al-Shabaab Seizes Another Town As Peacekeepers Withdraw

Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab seized control of another town in central Somalia after African Union peacekeepers abandoned the area.

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08 October 16

AMISOM Receives $200m from EU to Pay Its Soldiers

The European Union (EU) is set to contribute more than Sh20 billion (around $200m) to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

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16 June 16

Somalia: 30 Ethiopian Troops Killed by Al-Shabaab

At least 30 Ethiopian troops have been killed in Somalia during an attack claimed by Islamist group Al-Shabaab.

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12 June 16

Somalia: 5 AU Soldiers Arrested Over Military Equipment Sales

Five African Union (AU) soldiers have been arrested after allegedly selling military supplies illegally in Somalia.

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