EU cuts African Union Mission in Somalia funding

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    The EU has significantly decreased its funding for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), it has emerged.

    The move was criticised during a summit of leaders from AMISOM's contributing countries in Djibouti on 28 February. Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta said in his speech that the international community must provide adequate support for the mission in the run-up to elections later this year. "This is the time to strengthen AMISOM through a surge in troops and resources, not weaken it," he said.

    The joint declaration released at the end of the summit said the leaders noted "with serious concern the decision by the EU to reduce financial support to AMISOM troop allowance by 20%, especially during this critical phase of AMISOM operations" and called on the UN to cover the resulting shortfall.

    http://www.janes.com/article/58523/eu-cuts-amisom-funding
     
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    In recent years Al-Shabab has been greatly degraded, piracy has been on the decline and some parts of Somalia are "safe". The EU may be cutting funding for these reasons but it is good to keep up funding until the country is fully stabilized.
     
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    AMISOM has done a great job in the stability of Somalia,i am witness to this,Mogadishu is booming economically and trade has skyrocketed.however,Only a somali national army will be able to secure and fight terrorists in the long run.
     
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    If statistic is full, murder rate in Somalia is less that in USA.
     
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    @Mogadishu , friend, say me pls, what is largest "safe" territory in Somalia, i.e. where 16-years old virgin with backpack full with gold coins can travel without risk be robbed or raped?
     
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    the northern part is relative safe Example hargeisa,however,16 year old virgin with backpack full of Gold coins will not survive even in the safer part.
     
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    Bro I love how you write, right to the point!!!

    Yup, here we go again. Sending special forces all over. It's a good strategy and they have the knowledge to train local forces and provide coordinates for airstrikes but they can have an adverse affect when the locals hear about US troops in their country. The best is to train them in the US or in Djibouti and send the Somali soldiers back.
     
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