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AMISOM hands over university campus to Somalia

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has handed back to the government a university campus its troops have been using as military base for the past ten years.The handing over ceremony took place on Tuesday at the campus of the Somalia National University in the capital Mogadishu.

The campus which had been in a state of disrepair for the length of the country’s civil war was an operational base for AMISOM troops battling to defeat the Somalia militant group Al-Shabaab.

The handing over ceremony was witnessed by Education minister, Abdirahman Dahir Osman, Italian ambassador, Carlo Campanile, the UN special rep, Michael Keating and the AU rep for Somalia, Francisco Caetano Jose Madeira.

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