Somalilandsun- The United Nations Security Council-UNSC has Reauthorizing the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 May 2017.
With the mandate extension the council also set out key objectives for the operation including “to reduce the threat posed by Al-Shabaab and other armed opposition groups.”
Under a unanimously adopted resolution, which maintains AMISOM’s troop deployment “up to a maximum level of 22,126,” the Council sets out further strategic objectives for the mission regarding facilitating the Somali political process at all levels, as well as enabling stabilization efforts, reconciliation and peacebuilding in the Horn of Africa country by providing security for the Somali people.
In a nutshell this means that the weak government in Mogadishu shall continue to enjoy protection from foreign troops mostly from African Countries for another year. Continue Reading