Somalia: UN Security Council Adapts Resolution 2520 (2020) Extending AMISOM Mandate

In this photo taken Wednesday, May, 13, 2020, women walk past graves at a cemetery in Mogadishu, Somalia, following the burial of a man who died of coronavirus. Years of conflict, instability and poverty have left Somalia ill-equipped to handle a health crisis like the coronavirus pandemic. It’s uncertain how many cases of COVID-19 are in Somalia. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh) NAI510

Somalilandsun: The UN Security Council on Friday adopted Resolution 2520 (2020) to renew the mandate of peacekeeping or political missions in Somalia.

Resolution 2520 authorises African Union member states to maintain, till February 28, 2021, the current level of 19,626 uniformed personnel, including a minimum of 1,040 police personnel, for the African Union Mission in Somalia, to support security preparations for elections due at the end of 2020 or the beginning of 2021, and to conduct tasks in line with an updated Somali-led transition plan and the handover of security to Somali security forces.

For justication of extending the AMISOM mandate Read Full details in UNSC Resolution 2520 (2020)