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African Union boosts troop role in Somalia

The African Union has pledged to send a further 2,000 soldiers to Somalia, and to introduce tougher rules of engagement, in the fight against Islamist militants.

A group linked to al-Qaeda, al-Shabab, have claimed responsiblity for recent attacks in both Somalia and Uganda, where the African Union is holding its meeting.

Sebastian Usher reports.

  • 27 Jul 2010