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EU boosts aid for Somali counter-terrorism

09 September 2013

The EU is stepping up its support for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) as violence continues to rock the country and its fledgling government.

The European Commission said on 8 September it will provide approximately EUR124 million (USD163.7 million) in financial assistance to cover AMISOM's per diem pay for all its military and civilian personnel. Part of the money will also be applied to the operational costs of its mission headquarters in Nairobi. The money "will be critical in allowing AMISOM to continue to fulfil its UN mandate to implement peace support operations across Somalia," said the Commission.



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