African Union summit burdened with U.S. imperialism’s role in Somalia

This year’s African Union summit, which was held in the East African state of Uganda on July 25-27, came under tremendous pressure from the U.S.-supported government of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. The head of state sought to turn the entire continent’s attention toward implementing Washington’s foreign policy objectives in Somalia.The Ugandan capital of Kampala was hit by a series of explosions on July 11 that killed 76 people. The Somali resistance organization al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attacks, saying that the operation was carried out in response to the killing of civilians by the African Union Mission (AMISON) peacekeeping forces in Somalia. These forces are largely composed of troops from Uganda and Burundi.

African Union summit burdened with U.S. imperialism’s role in Somalia

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