African Union strengthens its leadership in Somalia as it appoints new Deputy Head of ATMIS

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Mogadishu – The newly appointed Deputy Particular Consultant of the Chairperson of the African Union Fee (DSRCC) to Somalia, Mr. Sivuyile Thandikhaya, on Sunday February 25, 2024, arrived on the Mission Headquarters in Mogadishu to start his duties.

Mr. Bam, a South African brings in depth expertise in battle decision and evaluation to the position, having beforehand served because the Head of the Peace Assist Operations Division (PSOD) of the African Union Fee (AUC) from 2008 to 2021. On this place, he offered strategic, operational help and steering to AU Peace Assist Operations throughout Africa together with growing the AU Peace Assist Operations Doctrine. He led and contributed considerably to planning, launching, monitoring, directing, managing, sustaining, and liquidating Peace Assist Operations (PSOs) accepted by the AU. His efforts included overseeing missions such because the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the Regional Cooperation Initiative on the Lord’s Resistance Military (RCI LRA), and the African-led Worldwide Assist Mission in Mali (AFISMA).

Moreover, he performed a key position within the African-led Worldwide Assist Mission to the Central African Republic (AFISMCAR), the African Union Assist to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA), the African Union Mission Begin-Up Crew for the Multi-Nationwide Joint Activity Pressure on Boko Haram, and the African Union Observer Mission in Burundi.

Previous to becoming a member of the African Union Fee, Mr. Bam held a number of strategic roles within the Division of Defence, South Africa.

He holds an Honours BA diploma in Politics from the College of South Africa, Pretoria. He has written and introduced a number of papers on peace and safety in Africa.

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