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Vol 48 No 3

Published 2nd February 2007


Somalia

The Addis to Mogadishu axis

AU summiteers have offered half the number of troops required for the peacekeeping force

At the end of the AU summit in Addis Ababa on 30 January, its new Chairman, Ghana's President John Kufuor, announced that four countries had pledged troops: Uganda (1,500); Nigeria, Ghana and Malawi (800 each). This is 4,000 short of the minimum troops required. Officials from Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (TFG) say that Benin, Burundi and Tanzania are also considering sending troops.

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