Brothers in Arms, October 2011
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is a regional peacekeeping mission set up by African Union, and supported by the United Nations. The first batch of peacekeepers deployed on 6th March, 2007 and currently 9,000 peacekeepers from Uganda and Burundi , are operating in Mogadishu.
The principal aim of AMISOM is to provide support for Somalia’s Transitory Federal Institutions (TFI’s) in their stabilization efforts and in the pursuit of political dialogue and of reconciliation. AMISOM is also mandated to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid and to create the necessary conditions for reconciliation and sustainable development in Somalia.
This selection of photographs were taken after four trips where Kate spent time embedded with soldiers from AMISOM. They went on exhibit in the National Museum of Nairobi in October, 2011.