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ISS: AMISOM needs a mandate for peace and development

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The mandate of the African Union (AU) Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) officially expires today, 31 May. Although the AU Peace and Security...

Countering terrorism by telling a better story

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As a military officer who has spent the better part of his career in communications and information management and served in operations...

ISS: Final push for peace in Somalia?

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Despite global efforts to combat terrorism in Somalia, al-Shabaab's attacks continue and the group still controls large parts of the country. The African...

al Shabaab attacks Somali military base, kills Kenyan troops

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Islamist group al Shabaab said its fighters killed dozens of Kenyan troops when they attacked a remote military base in Somalia on...

AMISOM seeks 9 000 more troops as manpower, logistical problems persist

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has asked member states for at least 9 000 more troops to enhance peacekeeping and...

Mogadishu car bomb wounds four UN guards

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A car bomb wounded at least four UN guards when it exploded near a United Nations compound in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on...

Suicide bombers attack Somali peacekeepers’ HQ

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Suicide bombers attacked the main peacekeeping base in Somalia's capital on Monday, killing at least three Somali security officers, police said. Islamist al...

Al Shabaab takes Somali town from Ethiopian, govt troops; no resistance

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Islamist militant group al Shabaab took control on Wednesday of a town in southern Somalia after African Union peacekeepers and government troops...

Chinese donation to AU will assist AMISOM

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The African Union (AU) has been given "a donation of equipment and general supplies from the government of China" that will go...

Saab continues with peacekeeping maintenance in Somalia

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Saab Kenya Limited has extended a contract to provide Third Party Maintenance (TPM) services to peacekeeping initiatives in Somalia over the next...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...