Death in the morning: Why Amisom soldiers had little fighting chance in Janaale

Monday September 26 2016

Ugandan soldiers serving with Amisom at a base in Somalia. PHOTO | AFP

Ugandan soldiers serving with Amisom at a base in Somalia. Set up in January 2007 by the African Union’s Peace and Security Council, Amisom was meant to be a small, short-term peacekeeping force to keep warring Somali factions apart as a new transitional government built up support and credibility. In March that year Uganda landed its first 1,700 soldiers in Somalia, followed by Burundi six months later. PHOTO | AFP  

By DANIEL K. KALINAKI