The Sierra Leone Government is reported to have withdrawn the Commander of the Sierra Leone contingent in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Brigadier-General Mamadi Mohamed Keita.
Brigadier-General Keita has been recalled to come and serve his country in a higher capacity as the new Director of Operations and Planning in the Ministry of Defence.
Prior to his withdrawal, AMISOM honored Brigadier-General Keita with a certificate of recognition for his invaluable contribution to the restoration of peace and stability in war-ravaged Somalia. He was also awarded the AMISOM medal for service from 14th October, 2012 to 4th July, 2013.
Name: Mamadi Mohamed Keita, aka Mamadi
Rank: Present – Colonel. Substantive - Colonel
Service No: (SL 395) RSLAF
Service and Branch: Ministry of Defence
Date of Commission: 30 October 1987
Date of Birth: 17 January 1964
Place of Birth: Musaia – Koinadugu District Sierra Leone
Seniority (Present Rank): 20 October 2008