International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Political Science | Somalia | Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023 | Rating: 4.8 / 10

The Role of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Political Instability in Somalia, Case Study: Mogadishu Somalia

Abdifatah Mukhtar Jama

Abstract: Political instability has long plagued Somalia, marked by conflict, terrorism, and weak governance. The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) was established in 2007 to address this challenge. The presence of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has inadvertently exacerbated political instability in the country due to several factors. These include civilian casualties, sexual exploitation, human rights abuses, and the manipulation of frontline countries for their political interests through AMISOM, among other related actions. This research investigated AMISOM's negative impact on Somalia's political stability, contributing to the understanding of international peacekeeping missions. The study employed a quantitative approach, using self-administered questionnaires and SPSS for analysis. Findings reveal the intricate relationship between AMISOM actions and anti-government group recruitment, as well as the potential influence of illicit trade on these groups. Concerns arise from perceived corruption within AMISOM and external actors' involvement. The Recommendations of this study includes: enhancing transparency, adopting conflict-sensitive approaches, and reviewing external involvement. This research sheds light on navigating intervention in complex political contexts.

Keywords: AMISOM, Political Instability

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023,

Pages: 1212 - 1220

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