Amisom troop contributors urge talks as mission nears transition

Burundi Amisom soldiers

Soldiers of the 40th battalion of the Burundian Army board a UN plane at Bujumbura International Airport before departing to Somalia to replace the 34th battalion for their duty under the African Union Mission in Somalia, February 16, 2017. 

Photo credit: AFP

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  • Although the countries generally agreed that Amisom will have to change with the times, they argued the original challenge of taming the security threats in the Horn of Africa country was far from being achieved.

Troop contributing countries for the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) are asking for closer discussions with donors on what new duties to adopt as the continental force nears transition.

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