U.N. to Somalia?
The Security Council unanimously approved a resolution on Thursday calling for a U.N. political presence in conflict-wracked Somalia for the first time in years and setting conditions for the deployment of U.N. peacekeepers.
The resolution urged the United Nations to move its Somalia political office from Kenya to the Horn of Africa nation. The council also said it will consider deploying U.N. peacekeepers to replace African Union troops now on the ground, subject to progress in improving political reconciliation and security conditions.
Itâ€™s a move thatâ€™s possible only because, for six months now, the African Union (pictured) has kept Mogadishuâ€™s seaport and airport open and safe from insurgentsâ€™ attacks.