The United Nations Security Council has decided to reduce the number of troops serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) by 1,000 personnel.
The Ethiopian National Defence Force (ENDF) says it is teaming up with troops in Somalia for a “massive offensive” against al-Shabaab after the militant group ambushed an Ethiopian peacekeeping convoy in Somalia.
The United Kingdom is calling upon international donors to support the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to help the Horn of Africa nation achieve long-term stability.
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
Up to 30 percent of Somalia’s national military is unarmed, according to the government’s “Operational Readiness Assessment”.
The United States military says it has carried out a drone strike against Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia, killing “several”.
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
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
Ethiopia is pulling more out troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), raising concerns over an Al-Shabaab resurgence.
Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab seized control of another town in central Somalia after African Union peacekeepers abandoned the area.