3 February 2019
by JOHN SNOW
The African Union ambassador to Somalia, Francisco Madeira says soldiers 1,000 will be drawn down by this month in Somalia.
Madeira said he and Ware had discussed on on the planned cutback in troops from Burundi.
Burundian contingent operating under AMISOM has military base in Jowhar town, some 90km north of Somali capital Mogadishu.
According to a United Nations Security Council resolution in July 2018, AMISOM will need to reduce the level of uniformed personnel to 20,626 by Feb. 28, 2019, without “any further delay.”