Important targets that Amisom set out to achieve as part of our Somalia exit strategy are being completed
Militants from Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabab group rammed a suicide car bomb into an African Union army base and stormed inside.
The AU says that three peacekeepers and five Islamist gunmen were killed in the ensuing battle, which saw the gunmen infiltrate the base in Mogadishu.
The AU said lifting the travel ban would ease the economic impact of the restrictions, which add to continent’s woes.
The African Union will have to deal with a crisis of another colour altogether, even as a continental response strategy to illness takes shape.
Somalia’s al-Shabab rebels have carried out a major attack against intelligence headquarters and a detention facility in central Mogadishu.
The African Union has backed a call to boost by about a third the number of troops in an African peacekeeping force in Somalia.
Kenya’s army chief is boasting that AU troops will soon seize the last key bastion of Somalia’s al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents.
Conflicting reports were made after fighters from Somalia’s al-Shabaab extremist group attacked an African Union military base in Mogadishu.
Heavy fighting broke out in Somalia’s capital after African Union-backed Somali troops moved towards al-Shabaab-occupied areas of Mogadishu.