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Bloc promises extra 2,000 peacekeepers for Somalia | Reuters AlertNet

An East African regional bloc promised on Monday to send an additional 2,000 peacekeepers to Somalia, where an almost powerless government is hemmed into a few streets of its capital by Islamist militants.

AMISOM, an African Union AU peacekeeping force of 6,100 Ugandan and Burundian troops, is struggling to hold back the rebels. The AU has repeatedly asked for U.N. peacekeepers to be sent in but has only been given funding.

via Reuters AlertNet – Bloc promises extra 2,000 peacekeepers for Somalia.

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