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EASF Delegation Concludes Official Visit to Somalia

An EASF delegation of three, headed by the Director, Dr. Abdillahi Omar Bouh, concluded an official three-day visit to the Republic of Somalia on 17th March 2020.

The aim of the visit was to conduct a field trip in one of the on-going mission areas in order to enhance the understanding of the conduct of a mission. This exercise, in line with EASF's responsibility of enhancing and maintaining its capabilities, would inform future police mission capacity-building efforts, force generation, and bench-marking the practical dynamics of a police component deployed in a mission.

During the first day, Dr. Bouh's team held extensive discussions with the African Union's Mission in Somalia's (AMISOM) Head of Police, Assistant Inspector General Augustine Magnus Kailie from Sierra Leone. These talks were guided by a detailed Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis using actual data and experiences from the ongoing mission. Also present during this meeting were General Mohamed Mahamoud Garaar from Somalia Police and Colonel Muhdine Osman, who until recently, was serving as a seconded officer at the Secretariat in Karen, Nairobi.

The Director and his team held further talks with the First Deputy of the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Somalia Hon. Abdullahi Olaf Roble in Mogadishu, Somalia. Further official engagements included a meeting with Major General Abdi Mohamed Hassan, who is the Somali Police Commissioner and General Zakia Hussein, the Deputy Police Commissioner.

Accompanying the Director from EASF's Planning Element were the Head of Police Component, Colonel Ali Mohamed Robleh and the Police Personnel and Administration Officer, Commandant Teshale Mikore.


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