ARTICLES RELATING TO AMISOM

Uganda confirms Shabaab threat

2015-03-26 10:12

Uganda says it is boosting security over threats by Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants, hours after the US embassy in Kampala warned its citizens of a possible imminent terror attack.

Shabaab attack on Somalia AU base condemned

2014-12-27 14:02

The United States "strongly condemns" a al-Shabaab attack that killed three soldiers and a civilian at African Union headquarters in Somalia, the State Department said Friday.

Sierra Leone peacekeepers quarantined over Ebola

2014-10-14 13:03

A battalion of 800 Sierra Leone soldiers awaiting deployment as peacekeepers in Somalia has been placed in quarantine after one of its members tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, officials say.

Somali troops celebrate port capture

2014-10-06 12:51

Somali military commanders have celebrated the capture of the last major port held by Islamist al-Shabaab insurgents, as the government secured control of the town for the first time in over two decades.

US will help Africa set up peacekeeping force - Obama

2014-08-07 08:31

The United States will help African nations set up a rapid response force to support United Nations and African Union peacekeeping missions, President Barack Obama says.

'Shabaab commanders' killed in AU offensive

2014-07-25 13:14

AU troops in Somalia say they have killed two “senior” commanders of the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab insurgents, in the latest push of an offensive against the extremist fighters.

Hotel attack: Shabaab hurled grenades

2014-06-26 11:09

Islamist militants hurled grenades at the gate of a hotel in central Somalia, then opened fire as they burst into the building used by Somali soldiers and Amisom, residents say.

Kenyan jets kill 80 Shabaab militants – AU force

2014-06-23 14:12

At least 80 militants have been killed after Kenyan fighter jets attacked two bases belonging to Islamist al-Shabaab insurgents, AU peacekeepers say.

Somali, African troops take central town

2014-03-26 21:22

Somali government forces fighting alongside African Union troops have taken back control of a key town from Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab rebels.

Somali, AU troops capture town from Shabaab

2014-03-14 10:55

Somali government forces backed by AU troops have captured a sixth settlement in the latest advance in their renewed offensive against al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab fighters, a spokesperson says.

 

FACTSHEET: Conflict-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa

2015-03-18 09:53

Read this article in which Africa Check details how conflict in sub-Saharan Africa has resulted in the deaths of thousands of people.

Uganda suspends officers over Somalia sex abuse

2014-11-06 12:55

Uganda has suspended 15 of its senior military commanders over their conduct in Somalia, including allegations of sexual exploitation, the army says.

Shabaab down but not out after military setbacks

2014-10-10 13:09

Military strikes that drove al-Shabaab from a strategic Somali port this week and killed their leader last month have dealt the group a hefty blow, but it is far too soon to declare victory.

HRW: Amisom raped vulnerable Somalis

2014-09-08 14:43

Internationally-funded AU troops in war-torn Somalia have raped women and traded food aid for sex, Human rights Watch says in a damning report.

Ebola stops peacekeepers

2014-08-05 05:00

Sierra Leone, which is battling to contain the deadly Ebola virus, will stop new rotations of its UN-led forces into Somalia for now as authorities move to establish safeguards.

We need to do more to address conflicts - Zuma

2014-06-26 11:57

President Jacob Zuma has urged closer co-operation between the AU's Peace and Security Council and the UN Security Council, in light of Africa's limited resources to tackle crises on its own.

Al-Shabaab attack hotel in central Somalia

2014-06-26 10:08

Explosions and gunfire have been heard at a hotel in central Somalia used by Somali soldiers and Djibouti peacekeepers working for the African Union, residents say.

Kenya air strikes pound Somali Shabaab bases

2014-06-23 10:12

Kenyan fighter jets have bombed bases of Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab with scores of fighters killed, the AU force fighting the extremists says.

Somali Islamists attack hotel in central region

2014-03-18 11:51

Somali Islamist militants have driven a car bomb at a hotel in a town in central Somalia that was being used by AU and Somali military forces, a resident and the militant group say.

Shabaab urges Somalis to battle Ethiopia

2014-03-11 10:29

The leader of the al-Qaeda-aligned Islamist group al-Shabaab has urged Somalis to wage holy war against Ethiopia whose forces are preparing to lead an AU offensive against the militants.

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