With AMISOM’s support, the Somali National Forces have pushed the al-Shabaab militant group out of most major urban centres in southern Somalia, including the capital Mogadishu and the port cities of Marka and Kismayo, as well as many other towns and centres.
These developments have created the best chance Somalia has had in a generation to achieve a lasting peace and to establish legitimate and representative institutions.
The efforts and achievements of AMISOM and the Somali National Security Forces (SNSF) were extensively covered. The photographs shown here were selected from thousands of pictures generated this year as AMISOM and the SNSF carried out their peacekeeping and humanitarian operations. To see more of those images & video stories: