African Union to send 8,000 troops to Somalia

The African Union announced on Monday it would send an extra 8,000 peacekeepers to Somalia but said dialogue remained the only solution to the conflict in that country.

African Union to send 8,000 troops to Somalia
The African Union announced on Monday it would send an extra 8,000 peacekeepers to Somalia but said dialogue remained the only solution to the conflict in that country.

"The AU has decided to send 8,000 troops immediately to assist peacekeeping efforts," AU chairman John Kufuor told the opening of the seventh ordinary session of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) in Midrand near Johannesburg.

"The solution to the situation lies with the people of Somalia. We cannot impose a solution. But dialogue is better than allowing force to reign," he said.

"We need to increase the number of peacekeepers in Darfur," said Kufuor, who is Ghana's president.

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