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Somalia is still fragile: what the new African Union mission can...

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The African Union Mission in Somalia – AMISOM – has ended its 15-year political and military experiment in post-conflict state building. On 1 April...

AMISOM receives IED training

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The evolving threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as a weapon of choice for terrorists saw AMISOM, soon to become ATMIS (AU Transition Mission...

ISS: Is the AU mission in Somalia changing in name only?

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has supported that country’s government in the fight against al-Shabaab for the past 15 years. The operation...

Mandate of reconstituted AU Somali mission includes “degrading” Al Shabaab

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Top of a four-item mandate list for the reconstituted African Union (AU) mission in Somalia is “degrading Al Shabaab and other terrorist groups” active...

ATMIS modalities under the spotlight

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With just on three weeks before the revamped African Union (AU) peace support operation in Somalia is due to become reality, senior officials from...

Farewell AMISOM, hello ATMIS

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The African Union (AU) Mission in Somalia – AMISOM – is fast reaching its expiry date and work is well underway on a new...

What does AMISOM’s future look like?

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The African Union has had a regional peacekeeping mission in Somalia for nearly as long as the country has been plagued by an Islamist...

ISS: Somalia needs AMISOM, but the jury is still out

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Despite detailed reviews and proposals by the AU and the UN, AMISOM’s future remains far from clear. The end of 2021 was the deadline for...

African Union peace force in Somalia probes reports of civilian deaths

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The African Union's (AU) peacekeeping mission in Somalia said it was investigating reports that civilians were killed during a gunfight between the mission's troops...

Kenyan air strike in Somalia allegedly kills woman and her child

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A Somali mother and her child were killed and four others injured when a Kenyan warplane bombed two towns in southern Somalia, the woman’s...

ISS: AMISOM should provide more than security in Somalia

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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