More engaged Germany preparing to send troops to Somalia

(Reuters) – Germany is preparing to contribute troops to a European Union training mission in Mogadishu, less than a year after security concerns led Berlin to abandon a similar training operation when it relocated from Uganda to the Somali capital.

A foreign office spokesman said on Monday the decision to pull out had been taken by the previous government, but the situation in Somalia had since improved and Germany’s new government, a coalition of Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD), was considering joining. Continue reading