Africa failing in Shabaab war, says US army chief

Thursday March 10 2016

Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia. The fight

Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia. The fight against the Islamist militants is failing to achieve its objectives because African Union forces are “overstretched” and the Somalia National Army suffers “endemic deficiencies,” a US military commander for Africa has said. AFP PHOTO | FILE 

By KEVIN J. KELLEY