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African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Sector II command hands over to new contingent

A ceremony to mark the command handover took place at the AMISOM Sector II Headquarters in Dhobley, which is under the responsibility of the Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF)

The outgoing commander of the AMISOM Kenyan contingent, Brig. Dickson Rutto has officially handed over office to the incoming commander, Brigadier Paul Njema. A ceremony to mark the command handover took place at the AMISOM Sector II Headquarters in Dhobley, which is under the responsibility of the Kenyan Defence Forces…

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School revives dreams, reignites hope for Mogadishu neighbourhood

The school was built by the African Union in Somalia, AMISOM in 2013. The ten classroom facility has a total of 460 pupils – 174 of them are girls

When a stray bullet hit his uncle, the desperate search for a hospital in Somalia that could quickly operate on him to save his life had the entire family anxious. That was to birth Ali Abas’ dream to study medicine and become a doctor. Ali is currently a Class Seven…

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Newly deployed African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) police officers inducted into the mission

The seven-day course also acquainted the officers with the AMISOM mandate, concept of operations, Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) awareness, gender awareness and code of conduct

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has completed an induction course into the mission for 22 AMISOM Police Officers from Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Uganda as part of a mandatory training to help them understand Somali culture and operating environment. The seven-day course also acquainted the officers with the…

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300 Somali Police Force (SPF) officers begin special tactics training

The Federal Government of Somalia has embarked on a drive to revive the Darwish special police unit by extensive recruitment and refresher training throughout 2020

About three hundred (300) Somali police officers are undergoing specialized training at the General Kahiye Police Training Academy in Mogadishu, Somalia, after which they will form part of the Federal Darwish Police—a special tactics unit of the police. “At the end of this training, our police special forces including the…

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African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) hospital receives laboratory and theater equipment

Maj. Gen. Lakara noted that the provision of quality medical services is critical for the welfare and morale of the troops

The United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) has handed over medical equipment to a health facility operated by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Mogadishu. The health facility located within the AMISOM Halane Base provides medical services to African Union troops and Somali Security Forces involved in…