Somalia: Induction Programme equips newly rotated ATMIS Officers for Mission Readiness

Twelve staff officers recently deployed to the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) have successfully completed a rigorous five-day induction and are fully prepared to contribute to the mission’s goals. The induction, a collaborative effort by the United Nations Read More …

ATMIS police officers sharpen skills on explosive hazard movements in Somalia

The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) said Monday its police officers have successfully wrapped up an explosive hazard and awareness training course in Baidoa, southwest Somalia, to ensure the safety and security of the people. The ATMIS said Read More …

African Union backs Somalia’s request to pause troop withdrawal for 3 months

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has endorsed a request by Somalia for a three-month pause in the withdrawal of 3,000 troops stationed in the country, the AU mission said on Thursday. The PSC, which Read More …

What’s next for security in Somalia after the AU mission ends?

In a dusty military compound in Somalia’s coastal town of Adale, soldiers from the African Union peacekeeping force and the Somali National Army gathered in a makeshift building. The AU commander gave signed documents to his Somali counterpart, marking the Read More …

Somali, AU troops clear supply routes to ease aid movements

Somali and the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) troops have stepped up joint patrols to clear improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and open main supply routes to facilitate delivery of humanitarian aid to the populations. The African Union (AU) Read More …

At least 3,500 African Union soldiers killed in Somalia since 2007

Thousands of African Union peacekeepers have been killed and hundreds more injured in Somalia since the forces began their work in that country in early 2007, the head of their mission told VOA Somali. The peacekeepers were deployed to help Read More …

Somalia: African Union peacekeepers convoy hit by explosion in Mogadishu

A convoy of African Union peacekeepers has been hit by an explosion in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on Monday. Reports suggest that at least three civilians who were in the vicinity lost their lives. According to a local security officer the Read More …

New Ugandan battle group deploys in Somalia under African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS)

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) have deployed a new battle group to serve under the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS). Uganda Battle Group 37 replaces Battle Group 34 which has completed its one-year tour of duty in Read More …

Somali, African Union troops devise ways to curb use of explosive devices

The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) and the Somali National Army (SNA) ended a three-day meeting in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Friday in an effort to devise ways of countering the threat posed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Read More …

Somalia: ATMIS and Somali National Army enhance capabilities to counter IEDs

Military officers drawn from the African Union Transitional Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) and Somali National Army (SNA) have concluded four days’ training on ways to mitigate threats posed by Improvised Explosives Devices (IEDs). With the Al-Shabaab losing ground and on Read More …