AMISOM has decided to end the Sierra Leone troops from rotating over Ebola virus fears, Freetown has confirmed.
Sierra Leone troops will leave Somalia early January and will not be replaced by a new contingent, AMISOM decided.
Fears of Ebola striking Somalia are enough reason to end the Sierra Leone troops AMISOM mission contribution though failures in achieving desired goals in the southern sector have factored the withdrawal.
The soldiers can undergo testing before deployment and screening before entering Somalia, analysts argue. This means the soldiers or rather the contributions of the Sierra Leone military is questionable.
African Union mission AMISOM has 850 Sierra Leone troops deployed for 12 months starting in 2013.
They work along the Kenyan troops who control the Southern sectors along the Ras-Kamboni militia led by Ahmed Madobe who is the leader of the Juba region.