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Vol 65 No 11

Published 23rd May 2024


Mogadishu gives the UN marching orders

A 10,000-strong African force is mooted as officials plan to wind down UN peacekeeping operations

Set up at the end of the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) on 31 March 2022, the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) was supposed to last two-and-a-half years and allow time for the Somali National Army (SNA) to organise themselves against the Al Shabaab insurgency. The mission was to conclude on 31 December 2024. The ATMIS was supposed to have 14,000 uniformed personnel and was expected to be reduced in stages in 2023 and 2024, before the final exit.

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