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Fragmented Peacekeeping: The African Union in Somalia


Structural fragmentation hampers AMISOM’s pursuit of its goal of stabilising Somalia

From uncertain beginnings, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has grown, over almost ten years, into the regional organisation’s largest peace-support operation. Bolstered by a multilayered mission architecture through which the UN and bilateral donors provide financial, logistical and technical support, it has achieved important gains against the jihadi Islamist organisation Al-Shabaab. The apparent viability of these partnerships has seen AMISOM hailed as a

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Cathy Haenlein

Director, Organised Crime and Policing

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