AMISOM command disproves rape allegation against Somali girl in the capital
Sunday, August 25, 2013
The African union peacekeeping forces command has disproved the rape
allegation of the Somali girl in Mogadishu showing to be false to the
reports saying that an AU soldier raped the girl according to officials.
Spokesman of the African union peacekeeping forces, Col. Cali Xamud who
held press conference in the Somali capital Mogadishu today on Saturday
denied the rape allegations of the Somali girl who was said to be raped
by an African soldier.
The spokesman of Amisom said, “ We are
treating 300 Somali girl at Xalane hospital run by Amisom, it is untrue
the reports indicating that an AU soldier raped a girl and an African
soldier who isnot given training about Somali culture is not brought
AMISOM is aware of the allegations leveled against its
troops in reference to the alleged rape case in Maslah according to
statement early this month to this case.
The AU mission strongly
condemns any incidents of alleged sexual abuse or exploitation and
takes the issue extremely serious as it reiterates the mission
commitment to enhancing the safety of women and indeed protecting all
AMISOM and Somali National Army have formed a
joint team to investigate the matter of and appropriate action will be
taken once the facts of the case have been established.
of good conduct and discipline particularly regarding sexual behavior,
as well as an introduction to Somali culture are key elements of the
extensive pre-deployment training received by every AMISOM soldier
before they arrive.
The African Union Mission in Somalia
(AMISOM) continues to conduct sensitization fora on prevention and
response on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse for soldiers in all AMISOM
areas of operations.
The rape allegation brought large
condemnations from local people including the Somali federal government
and outside the country especially human right group across the world
calling for the Somali government and Amisom to investigate the case and
bring those who behind to justice.