By Guyson Nanagayi (SOURCE- AP) – Nairobi – African Union peacekeepers on Friday said they have established nine new bases in Somalia’s capital over the last several months.
The deputy head of the AU commission on Somalia says the peacekeepers have established nine new bases over the past five months.
This comes after days of bloody clashes in Mogadishu that left many people dead .
Wafula Wamunyinyi says the bases have helped secure a key road linking government buildings with Mogadishu’s port and airport.
Fighters with al-Shabaab, a militia that has links with al-Qaeda, are trying to overthrow the weak Somali government.