US steps up role in Somalia, African Union troops mission shifts

27th July 2010, Comments 0 comments

Foreign ministers from African Union AU countries are expected to back a move that would see the number of troops and amount of military hardware increased for AU peacekeepers in Somalia. The change in mandate for Amisom from peacekeeping to “peace enforcement” is designed to “engage Al Shabaab” militants, but “upon approval by the AU ...

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