AMISOM Commends Female Peacekeepers in Somalia
June 28, 2017
December 14, 2016: The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) commended its female peacekeepers for their critical role in the restoration of peace and stability in Somalia after decades of war. The recognition was made during the female peacekeepers conference, held in Somali capital, Mogadishu, and attended by officers from all components of AMISOM including the military, police and civilian. See full story: AMISOM Commends Role Played by Female Peacekeepers in Stabilizing Somalia (Reliefweb)
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