Friday, July 23, 2010

Africa boosts Somalia force

The announcement came during ministerial meetings ahead of the continental body's 15th leaders' summit and less than two weeks after Somalia's Shebab rebels bombed Kampala in a bid to force the Ugandan-led force to withdraw. "Guinea is ready to immediately dispatch a battalion," AU chief Jean Ping said at a press conference. "We are going to quickly top the 8,000 mark... I think the current trend could take us over 10,000." Read more…

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