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Do not repeat mistakes in Somalia – Museveni urges UN Security Council

Sunday March 11, 2018

FILE PHOTO: Museveni speaks to United Nations, Secretary-General António Guterres

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has called upon the United Nations Security Council not to repeat previous mistakes made in Somalia.

Museveni made the remarks at the Summit of Heads of State and Government of Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) held at Speke resort Munyonyo Hotel in Kampala.

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“If we do things right, chances are Somalia will be much better anytime soon. Let us avoid new mistakes,” he said.  Museveni convened the Summit in the wake of the challenges AMISOM was facing, characterized by a mismatch between the mission ideals and resources.

It also followed the adoption of the UN Security Council resolution 2372 of 30th August 2017 whose main thrust was the phased reduction and drawdown of AMISOM troops by 2020.

Museveni mandated the African Union Commissioner, Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat to communicate to the UN Security Council the decisions and recommendations of the Kampala Summit.

Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) to the African Union-led Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) include Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.

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