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Securing Somalia, Whatever the Cost

Jul 5, 2016 | 09:00 GMT
Securing Somalia, Whatever the Cost
Officers from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) patrol in Mogadishu in 2015. After the European Union announced cuts to its AMISOM funding, some participating African countries have threatened to withdraw.
(MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images)

Somalia has posed a key security challenge for the international community in recent decades. Islamic extremism, warlords, famine and piracy have cemented the country's reputation as a failed state. Since it formed in 2007, however, the 22,000-strong African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) force has helped to stabilize the country,...

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