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Somalia: “They Say They’re Not Here to Protect Us”: New IRRI Report on AMISOM

International Refugees Rights Initiative (IRRI) today launched a report about civilian perspectives on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), whose mandate has been...

Somalia: AMISOM Exit Strategy Banks on a Beefed up National Army

Somalilandsun: The successful cessation of the African Union mission in Somalia slated for start in October 2018, should be precluded by a stable elected...

Somalia: EU refunds Kenya Sh198m for Somalia-based troops

The Europe Union has released Sh198 million to the Treasury as refund for Kenyan troops fighting Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia after a seven-month delay...

Somalia: Security forces trained on facilitating humanitarian access

A team from African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Humanitarian Unit and the Civil Military Working Group held a two-day workshop aimed at improving...

Dispatches: Small Step Towards Prosecutions for Abuses in Somalia

In 2014, I spoke to several military lawyers and judges from Uganda, Burundi and Kenya to understand how Somalis abused by soldiers from the...

Somalia: Uganda deploys new police contingent to Mogadishu Government

A command handover ceremony took place at the Aden Abdulle International Airport. The Uganda Police Force has deployed a new contingent of officers to serve...

Somalia: UPDF officer charged over death of 10 colleagues in Somalia

He is said to have ignored intelligence information which resulted into an attack by Al Shabaab. A senior UPDF officer who allegedly failed to protect...

ISS: Peace in Somalia – how can AMISOM succeed?

Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has been active since 2007 – but the mission is struggling to fulfil its peace-support function and is dealing with...

Somalia: Al-Shabab bombs target African Union troops in Somalia

At least 13 people killed in attack that targeted base used by AU troops near main airport in capital Mogadishu. At least 13 people were...

Kenya: Report offers ‘lessons’ from El Adde attack for KDF and Amisom

Several shortcomings on the part of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) and the African Union Mission in Somalia account for the heavy losses suffered...

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