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Vol 57 No 10

Published 13th May 2016


US comes to struggling Amisom's aid

The African Union member countries are at odds, leaving US air power – and some propaganda – to make up for military failures

The international coalition against Al Harakat al Shabaab al Mujahideen has been relying recently on a war of words – as well as United States drones and Special Forces – to keep up pressure on the Islamist militia. The African Mission in Somalia's (Amisom) member countries are experiencing chronic command problems which compromise their effectiveness; Burundian, Ugandan and Kenyan contingents suffered devastating attacks which they have struggled to respond to.

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