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Somalia, AU to intensify joint operations against Al-Shabaab terror group

Somalia and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) are intensifying joint operations against the al-Shabab terror group, said Francisco Madeira, special representative of...
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AU mourns loss of friends, colleagues, loved ones killed in ET 302 crash

The African Union (AU) has said the pan-African organization has lost friends, colleagues, and loved ones in the crash Sunday of Ethiopian Airlines ET...
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AMISOM urged to meet Somalia’s political, security prerogatives amid call for lasting political solution

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) should be reconfigured to meet Somalia's political and security prerogatives, according to a new report by the...
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Burundi Rejects AU’s Stand on Withdrawing Peacekeepers from Somalia

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Tuesday disapproved the decision of the African Union (AU) to withdraw 1,000 Burundian peacekeepers from Somalia. The AU Peace...
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AU Military Chief Discuss Somalia’s Exit Strategies

African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) military commanders began a four-day meeting in Mogadishu on Monday to develop a comprehensive plan that will guide...
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AU withdraw 1,000 troops from HirShabelle this February

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said it is expected to draw down soldiers by 1,000 this month in Somalia's HirShabelle State, where...
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AU’s Peace Efforts in Somalia Commended

The European Union senior military official has lauded peace and stabilization efforts being spearheaded by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in the...
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Ghana plans to deploy 160 police officers to stabilize Somalia

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Tuesday Ghana plans to deploy about 160 police officers to the mission to help stabilize the...
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Security Officers in Somalia Trained in Sexual Violence Management

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Saturday it has launched an intensive training program on conflict-related sexual violence for security officers in...
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AU urges Somalis to implement projects in recovered areas

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has called on Somalis to play a greater role in implementation of quick impact projects (QIPs) in...
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AU mission in Somalia to evaluate projects in recovered area

An African Union mission arrived in Mogadishu on Sunday to assess projects which are being implemented in areas recovered from al-Shabab by the AU...
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AU builds capacity of police officers on Gender violence and human rights

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said it has ended a week-long training for its police officers on human rights and gender-based violence...
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AU to help Somali police set up communication centers

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said it will help Somali police Force (SPF) to establish communication offices in all the federal states...
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17 officers extolled by AU Mission

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has honored 17 police officers for distinguished service in the Horn of Africa nation. The officers from various...
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AU mission to dispatch police officers to central Somalia

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said on Monday that it has kicked off plans to deploy police officers to Hiraan region in...
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Sierra Leone’s police officers deployed in southern Somalia

A contingent of Sierra Leone's police officers have completed orientation course tailored to familiarize them with African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) mandate and...
Pentagon drone attacks in Somalia

Viewpoint: Pentagon Drone Attacks Escalate in Somalia While AMISOM Plans Withdrawal

Trump administration creates conditions for further displacement and hunger Somalia is facing yet another major crisis as the United States steps up its drone attack...
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Burundi to pay salary arrears to peacekeepers in Somalia

Burundian peacekeepers serving in the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) are to receive their salary arrears as the European Union (EU) has peacekeepers' salary...
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Kenyan soldiers kill 15 Al-Shabaab militants in Somali operation

Kenyan soldiers on Monday killed 15 Al-Shabaab terrorists and injured several others in an attack in southern Somalia near the border with Kenya. ...
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AU trains military officers on gender, human rights in Somalia

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said on Tuesday that it has kicked off a three-day training of gender focal persons to help...

AU military officers meet in Somalia over counter-terrorism strategy

The sector commanders' meeting focused on the effectiveness of ground troops and the possibility of increasing troop size to enable the Mission to conduct...
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AU troops kill 6 Al-Shabaab militants, seize location in S Somalia

AMISOM force spokesperson Joe Kibet told Xinhua by phone that the joint forces took the Bula-Gadud location and recovered weapons during the operation in...
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Nov. 16 world news summary at 0045 GMT

MOGADISHU -- The Somali National Army (SNA), backed by troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), on Tuesday captured Mir-tugo village in...
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AU says Somali town calm after foiled attack

AMISOM said its troops have retaken the town which on Tuesday came under fierce fighting between the security forces and Al-Shabaab militants after the...
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Oct. 6 world news summary at 0030 GMT

MOGADISHU -- The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) says its troops killed at least seven militants and injured 11 others in an ambush...
The UN Security Council hears a briefing by UN Special Adviser JamaL Benomar via video link from Doha, during the council's emergency meeting on the situation of Yemen, at the UN headquarters in New York, on March 22, 2015. The UN Security Council on Sunday adopted a presidential statement on Yemen, voicing support for Yemeni President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi and calling upon all parties to refrain from taking actions that undermine the legitimacy of the president. (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)

Sept. 18 world news summary at 0030 GMT

MOGADISHU -- Somalia's government troops on Saturday retook the southern El-Wak town, situated along the border with Kenya, from Al-Shabaab militants that briefly controlled...

AU and Humanitarian Bodies Collaborate to Stabilize Somalia

A joint statement issued in Mogadishu on Tuesday after the meeting said AMISOM and relief agencies emphasized the need for stronger relations to help...
Forces of the UN Peacekeeping mission in Mali receive their blue berets in Bamako. Photo: MINUSMA/Blagoje Grujic

Burundi sets two peacekeeping mission for Somalia on rotation

"Since the beginning of this month, we are sending two battalions made up of 1,700 peacekeepers to the AMISOM and another 200 soldiers at...
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June 12 major Ethiopian media outlets

-- The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has released findings on the violence occurred in some parts of Oromia and north Gondar zone of...

April 10 world news summary at 1530 GMT

KIEV -- Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk on Sunday announced that he will tender his resignation to parliament on Tuesday. "I decided...