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African Union extends peacekeeping mission in Somalia

African Union peacekeepers will remain in Somalia another six months, the organisation decided at a meeting Wednesday, just hours before the force’s mandate expired. “The mandate was due to end this evening, and the UN was to take over from Amisom (the AU peacekeeping force), but for the moment the UN is not ready, (so) we have decided to stay on,” AU spokesman Assane Ba told AFP. Full Story

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