New Somali Govt Could Fast-Track Peacekeepers' Exit
There is a general optimism within the African Union Mission that President Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo is likely to unite his country's security forces - divided along regional and clan lines - faster than was anticipated.
African Union soldiers atop a military vehicle on the outskirts of Burubow in the Gedo region of Somalia on February 14, 2014. Uganda is set to withdraw its troops from Somalia next year, ending a decade-long stay in the Horn of Africa country.
Nation, 27 March 2017
A US-sponsored military exercise last week focused on Somalia’s troubled transition from reliance on African Union troops to a leadership role for local forces. Read more »