AMISOM

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 16th, 2014
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– By Mohamed Mubarak In March, the AU and the Somali National Army (SNA) launched their long-awaited offensive against Al-Shabaab. As was expected, Al-Shabaab withdrew from most areas without putting up much resistance. On the surface, the Somali government has won a huge chunk of territory back from...
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Mar 24th, 2014
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By IRIN A major military offensive by Somali and African Union (AU) forces against insurgents may well contribute to Somalia’s long-term stability, but in the short-term the military action has led to the displacement of around 40,000 civilians, price hikes and the destruction of some basic infrastru...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jun 12th, 2013
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press release Tuesday, 11 June 2013, 2:36 pm Press Release: US State Department U.S. Mission to the United Nations: Remarks At a Security Council Briefing On Somalia AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, Minister Simmonds, for hosting this session and thank you, Deputy Secretary-General Eliasson, fo...
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Jun 12th, 2013
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From being the world’s archetypal basket case for so long, suddenly Somalia is on the “road to stability” while donors and diplomats sing the praises of its new, untested government. The extensive African intervention in Somalia may have helped the country turn a corner, but it’s still too soon to te...
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Apr 24th, 2013
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Security – Somali police are increasingly playing a more prominent role in keeping their country back on its feet after 22 years of conflict. But peace in Somalia is still a long shot. In areas with any significant gatherings, police presence is a permanent feature. A drive past the city offers...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 16th, 2013
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Ethiopia has been working to strengthen existing economic ties among the nations of East Africa, according to the Foreign, Defence and Security Affairs Standing Committee of the House of People’s Representatives, the lower chamber of the Ethiopian Parliament. The Committee on Monday organised a...
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Apr 12th, 2013
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By Gwynne Dyer, Special to QMI Agence There have been no elections in Somalia since 1967 and there won’t be any this year, either. But the country has a new parliament (appointed on the advice of clan elders) that has elected a new president, and the new government controls a significant part of the ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 24th, 2013
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Ethiopian withdrawal has forced AMISOM and Somali government to take steps to fill in the potential security vacuum The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Thursday said it was prepared for an eventual Ethiopian troop withdrawal from areas in the south of the country, barely a week after Al-...
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Feb 16th, 2013
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A rainbow of passports shines through the homogenized Mogadishu Aden Adde International Airport. The chaotic atmosphere is synthesized by the lingering image of the deep blue Indian Ocean. With broken Somali, and eighteen years of age, I find myself rolling my luggage through the dust-filled streets ...
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Jan 16th, 2013
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By Richard Mugisha, opinion Five years ago, Uganda committed troops to the African Union Mission (Amisom), backed by UN Security Council resolution 1744 13 (2007), to stabilise chaos-devastated Somalia. This was a mission, one would intuitively say, that even the drafters saw as impossible. It follow...