University returned to federal government after 10 years

The African Union Mission in Somalia last week handed back to the federal government a university which it has used as a military base over the last decade, writes Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban for Africa News.

Troops occupied the Somali National University in 2007, initially as an operating base before later taking it over as a battalion headquarters in its fight against insurgent group, Al-Shabaab.

The Somali government representative at the event which took place in the capital, Mogadishu, was Minister of Education Abdirahman Dahir Osman. He described the institution as a symbol of the rebirth of Somalia. The ravaged premises has undergone extensive reconstruction, logistical and engineering works, spearheaded by the United Nations Support Office in Somalia.
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