AU envoy vows continued support for Somalia against Al-Shabaab

The AU Special Representative for Somalia, Madeira Francisco, said extensive progress had been made in joint operations by the AU peacekeeping force and the Somali army against Al-Shabaab, and that the AU would continue helping the Somali government strengthen its rule.
He however said more needs to be done to tackle poverty and unemployment among the Somali youth to avoid them from being used by the militants.

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