What is the AU report rejected by the Somali government?
MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somalia’s federal government has rejected the African Union’s proposals on the future of the AMISOM team, which has lobbied for stability in the country in addition to helping Somalia crush militants d ‘Al-Shabaab.
AMISOM is tentatively set to leave Somalia after full implementation of Somali Transition Plan [STP] end of 2021. The AU team extended AMISOM’s mandate in Somalia until December 2021 in a resolution that was recently adopted.
Mohamed Moalimuu, the spokesperson for the Prime Minister’s Office, said the government had rejected options on the future of AMISOM. According to him, the government will give a detailed response to the rejection of the report.
“In response to the report of the AU independent assessment team, the Somali government has held an inter-ministerial meeting to discuss the report and has rejected the findings and recommendations of the report from the start and will issue an official statement,” he said. he declared.
Options on the future of AMISOM include an AU-UN hybrid mission; reconfigured AMISOM with modifications, deployment of standby forces from East Africa or exit from AMISOM, and Somalia taking responsibility. The latter is what has been the official position so far.
AU report criticizes government and FMS; asserts that the fundamental challenge to stabilization emanates from the failure of the FGS / FMS to address the issues of constitutional review, power and resource sharing. There is reluctance and failure of FGS and FMS to adhere to Constitution, report says
According to the report, FGS and FMS failed to establish functional advisory structures to resolve disputes and disputes. “Somali political actors do not respect their own agreements; political actors show deference to the clan rather than the federal constitutional order, ”he notes.
Currently, there are nearly 22,000 AMISOM troops in Somalia, who, among other things, are mandated to help the national army neutralize the threat from Al-Shabaab. The troops succeeded in liberating several towns in central and southern Somalia that were once held by militants.
Among the force contributing countries are Kenya, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Uganda and Burundi. AMISOM was first formed in 2009 after Al-Shabaab took control of many cities in the country, and Kenyan troops were introduced later in 2013 after completing Operation Linda Nchi.