President Trump Withdraws U.S. Troops From Somalia

Dr. Mumbi Seraki never disappoints when it comes to highlighting events happening on the African continent.

The following information is from NPR.org.

Before the Biden administration takes office on January 20th, the Trump administration will withdraw United States troops from Somalia in early 2021. Roughly 700 soldiers stationed in the country will be reassigned to neighboring countries in East Africa.

The Department of Defense released a statement on December 4th, stating the following:

The U.S. is not withdrawing or disengaging from Africa. We remain committed to our African partners and enduring support through a whole-of-government approach.

While a change in force posture, this action is not a change in U.S. policy. We will continue to degrade violent extremist organizations that could threaten our homeland while ensuring we maintain our strategic advantage in great power competition.

Many U.S. partners are worried about what will come to Somalia since parliamentary and presidential elections are scheduled for this month and February.

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Until Next Time…

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