UN Peacekeepers-Ramadan Ends in Somalia
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United Nations and African Union Peacekeepers in Somalia (over 100 are estimated to be of Muslim background) end their Ramadan fasting and prepare to celebrate Eid.
Soldiers from the UN-supported African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) break their Ramadan fast at the end of the day and prepare for the end of Ramadan, Eid al–Fitr.
AMISOM's command, in a statement issued to mark the end of Ramadan, said, "This year's Eid al-Fitr comes at a significant period in Somalia's history as the country recently passed a constitution that ends 12 years of transitional governments and is preparing to usher in a new government after decades of chaos."
Over hundreds of Muslims are deployed as part of AMISOM's military, police and civilian components.
AMISOM said it would continue to support to Somalia's next government, which is to be formed following elections for President slated for later this month.
Three weeks ago, a National Constituent Assembly adopted a new constitution for the country, paving the way for ending the 12-year transition to more permanent and representative political order.
According to its mandate, AMISOM is charged with conducting peace support operations in Somalia and seeks to stabilize the situation in the country, providing protection to the country's Transitional Federal Institutions.
Year of Production: 2012
Length: 3 mins
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- Muhamed Sacirbey (UNTV-AMISOM)
- Susan Sacirbey (UNTV-AMISOM)