Transitioning to National Forces in Somalia: More Than an Exit for AMISOM

AMISOM and Somali National Army operation to capture Afgoye Corridor.

AMISOM and Somali National Army operation to capture Afgoye Corridor. (Photo: AMISOM Public Information)

Somali and international efforts have shifted to planning for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to transition directly Somali security forces without an interim UN mission. The implementation of the Transition Plan will require new institutions, processes, and commitment to good governance, changing the Somali state and providing lessons for security sector reform. AMISOM’s eventual exit will influence how the AU and the UN mandate and authorize future missions.

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Security Topics:  Countering Violent Extremism   Peacekeeping