ATMIS hands over 9 military bases to Somalia in troop withdrawal

The African Union Mission in Somalia (Atmis) said it has handed over nine military bases to the Somali government, marking the completion of the second phase of the troop withdrawal from the country. Seven of the nine military bases were handed over Monday at a ceremony held in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, Atmis said […]

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Somaliland objects ATMIS entry into its territory

The government of Somaliland has expressed its objection to a United Nations Security Council statement suggesting that it is among the areas where the operations of the African Union Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) should be carried out to promote peace in Somalia. According to a statement from the Somaliland Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the government […]

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Somali official says drawdown of AU force hasty, ill conceived

As the African Union Transition in Somalia force, known as ATMIS, reduces troop numbers, a Somali official is warning the plan is ill-conceived and raises the risk of al-Shabab militants retaking areas they lost. The deputy president of Jubaland, a region where Kenyan and Ethiopian troops operate, told VOA Somali that it will be “difficult” […]

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AU mission calls for renewed efforts to enhance peace, stability in Somalia

The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) marked a year of service in Somalia on Saturday with a renewed commitment to strengthening cooperation and building partnerships to enhance peace and stability in the country. Mohammed El-Amine Souef, special representative of the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission for Somalia and head of ATMIS, […]

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