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Sierra Leone Contingent Commander in the AMISOM Withdrawn

The Sierra Leone Government is reported to have withdrawn the Commander of the Sierra Leone contingent in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Brigadier-General Mamadi Mohamed Keita.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.

Profile of a Brigadier

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

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