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ISS: AMISOM should provide more than security in Somalia

If the mission is to successfully withdraw from the country, getting politics right should be one of its priorities. The African Union Mission to Somalia’s...

AMISOM legal and security training

AMISOM, the AU mission in Somalia, wrapped up a two-day training on International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights and Gender for AMISOM, Somalia National Army...

ISS: The African Union needs to broaden its role in Somalia

Conflict resolution, political dialogue and electoral support are as important as the current focus on security. Somalia’s historic one-person-one vote election, scheduled for late 2020,...

Burundi receives new armoured vehicles for Amisom operations

Burundi’s contingent serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) has taken delivery of a fleet of new armoured personnel carriers (APCs) for...

ISS: Is this the right time to downsize AMISOM?

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) should have completed its second phase of military force downsizing as part of its exit strategy by...

AMISOM finds its voice

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) sometimes has struggled to get its message out. The mission had several false starts in trying to...

Concept of Operations for AU to exit Somalia on the table

AMISOM, the AU Mission in Somalia, has developed a Concept of Operations (CONOPS) document to guide it over the next three years...

UN Security Council extends Amisom mandate

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on 30 July extended the mandate of the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) for another...

UK donates route clearance, logistics vehicles to AMISOM

The United Kingdom has donated heavy equipment worth 5.6 million pounds to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to help in...

UN extends support for African Union force in Somalia

The UN Security Council on Tuesday gave its backing to the African Union force in Somalia, AMISOM, extending its deployment until at...


Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...