African Union police help bring law and order to Somalia

20 November 2012

Bringing law and order to Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, long known for lawlessness and insecurity, is a challenging task.

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which has helped the government wrest control of the city from the Al-Shabaab Islamist insurgents, is doing just that.

AMISOM has a special unit of 140 men from Uganda and Nigeria, who are part of what is called Formed Police Units (FPU) that are working with the Somali police to restore law and order in the Horn of Africa country.

Derrick Mbatha reports:

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