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Somalia and AU discuss expulsion of Amisom official

MOGADISHU (SD) – Officials from African Union Peace and Security Council (AU-PSC) and Somali government leaders are in talks over recent expulsion of AU official from the horn of African.

The delegation led by the Egyptian Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union, Dr. Mohamed Omar Gad arrived in the country on Monday.

On 4th November, Somalia had issued a statement declaring deputy head of African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom), Simon Mulonga persona non grata.

The official was given seven days to leave the country for allegedly taking part in “incompatible activities” contrary to the strategy of Amisom and Somalia,

It did not clarify the “activities” Mr Mulongo was accused of, but the letter came to light just a day after Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdirizak hinted at suspicion of ‘individuals hindering the nation.’

Mr Abdirizak tweeted Wednesday: “Somalia will realise implementation of the Somalia Transition Plan, everyone will be held accountable for their actions, no one will be allowed to hinder the Somali nation, we have simply come too far.”

“The Federal Government of Somalia will hold accountable Amisom personnel, particularly at leadership level, who are expected to be beyond reproach in their integrity as they discharge duty under the UN/AU mandate

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