Kenyan soldiers serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) on patrol in Kismayu, Somalia. The mission's top leadership says that some of its programmes have stalled due to lack of funding. FILE PHOTO | AFP
In January last year, the European Union reduced the $200 million annual stipend to Amisom troops, urging the continental body to find alternative sources of funds, but the AU is unable to fully fund the slightly over 21,000 troops from Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Djibouti and Ethiopia.
The peacekeepers have now devised a new approach termed “Doing Much With Less,” as donor fatigue becomes apparent.