ARTICLES RELATING TO AMISOM

African Union angry over EU payment for Somali troops

2016-11-12 18:00

The AU has lashed the EU for saying it will pay Burundian peacekeepers in Somalia directly, rather than through their government, ostensibly to prevent the money being diverted to the regime in Bujumbura.

Shabaab assault on key Somali town leaves 10 dead

2016-10-19 10:37

Fighters from the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group launched a major attack on a strategic town near Mogadishu, killing at least 10 people, including civilians, before retreating.

AU to withdraw troops from Somalia in 2020

2016-07-07 20:06

The African Union said it plans to pull its soldiers out of Somalia where they are fighting jihadists by December 2020.

AU troops accused of selling supplies in Somalia

2016-06-06 18:09

Somalia's security forces have arrested five soldiers from the African Union multinational force in the country for allegedly selling military supplies.

US troops call in drone strike against Shabaab

2016-05-12 23:15

US special operations forces working with African partners called in an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group in Somalia.

Intelligence chief not dead says Shabaab

2016-02-18 16:55

An armed group denies Mahad Karate and 10 other commanders died in air strike, saying the top official is 'safe and sound'.

Shabaab storm African Union base

2016-01-15 18:15

Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab militants have stormed an African Union base in the country's southwest.

Somalia's Shabaab warn UK troops of welcome 'with bullets'

2015-10-07 11:40

Somalia’s Shabaab Islamists have threatened to “welcome with bullets” British soldiers due to be deployed in support of an AU force.

Doubts grow about AU mission to Somalia as Shabaab mounts attacks

2015-09-28 17:58

African Union troops have helped Somalia battle radical Islamists for nearly a decade, but victory is still not in sight. Doubts are growing over the peacekeepers' military capacity and strategy.

Al-Shabaab retakes Somali town

2015-09-06 20:14

Militants and officials say al-Shabaab fighters have taken control of a populous town in central Somalia after African Union forces left the area.

 

Ethiopia denies Somalia troop withdrawals linked to unrest at home

2016-10-27 07:50

Ethiopia has denied that a string of withdrawals of troops from towns in Somalia are connected to the state of emergency declared in response to nearly a year of anti-government protests.

Somali town back in government hands after Shabaab attack

2016-09-17 22:00

Somali government troops backed by African peacekeepers have retaken control of a town close to the Kenyan border hours after its seizure by heavily-armed Shabaab jihadists, officials and witnesses say.

Shabaab executs six 'spies' in Somalia

2016-06-11 22:25

Shabaab jihadists in Somalia have publicly executed six men they accused of spying, including one they claimed helped kill their supreme leader in a US drone strike.

Uganda 2010 bombing mastermind found guilty

2016-05-26 18:04

The Ugandan ringleader of a 2010 bombing by the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab that killed 76 people in Kampala has been found guilty.

AMISOM apologises for killing 4 Somalis

2016-04-17 20:04

The African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia has apologised for accidentally killing four civilians after soldiers mistook them for Shabaab.

Child killed in mortar attack on Somalia presidency

2016-02-01 22:32

A child was killed and six others wounded in Mogadishu after mortar shells targeted Villa Somalia, the main government complex.

Cargo plane crash-lands near Somalia capital

2015-10-12 22:30

A cargo plane carrying supplies for African Union troops has crash-landed outside Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

Somali journalist slam arrest of 2 colleagues

2015-10-06 15:25

Somali journalists and rights groups have condemned the arrest of two colleagues and the closure of a key television station by the government.

Shabaab retakes town in Somalia after African forces quit

2015-09-18 09:14

Islamist militant group al-Shabaab has retaken another town in Somalia from African troops, adding to a string of settlements it has seized this month, the group and an official say.

Uganda says 12 of its soldiers killed in Islamist attack in Somalia

2015-09-03 12:30

Twelve Ugandan soldiers who served as African Union peacekeepers were killed when militants attacked their base in Somalia this week, a Ugandan military spokesperson says.

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