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Addis Ababa, 1 September 2015: The Chairperson of the Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has condemned in the strongest terms the attack perpetrated by Al Shabaab militants against an AMISOM base in Janale district, lower Shabele region, south west of Mogadishu, on 1 September 2015.

The Chairperson pays tribute to the Ugandan peacekeepers who lost their lives helping to bring peace and stability to Somalia. The Chairperson extends her sincere condolences to the family and friends of those who were killed or injured as a result of the attack. 

The Chairperson reiterates that the attack will not lessen the determination of AMISOM forces and reaffirms the commitment of the AU to continue to support the Somali Government and people in their effort to achieve sustainable peace.

Posted by Hanna Zerihun

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