AMISOM Asks International Community Help Stem Al-Shabaab Financiers

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AMISOM is asking international community to intervene and help stem Al-Shabaab Financiers.

Corresponding sentiments were echoed by head of state from troops contributing countries in the last meeting held in Djibouti.

During the meeting on Djibouti, the head of state urged international community to help cut financial links and also punish financiers of Al-Shabaab whenever they are caught.

According to African Union representative for Somalia, Ambassador Madeira Francisco, AU is working with international community to bar flow of weapons to the horn of Africa nation.

In March 2016, in separate incidents, French and Australian navies operating under combined Maritime forces intercepted Somali-bound ships carrying large haul of weapons believed to be consignments for Al-Shabaab.

The haul of weapons was seized according to United Nations Security Council mandated arms embargo to prevent illegal weapons reaching designated terrorist group.

COLLABORATION

Ambassador Madeira said AMISOM is committed in helping Somalia strengthen its government institutions and especially the national army in order to restore and maintain the rule of law.

Ambassador Maidera also expressed optimism that war against Al-Shabaab will be work will collaboration of Somalia people in a joint effort to stabilize and reconstruct the country.

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