American President Joe Biden has approved the re-deployment of US troops in Somalia, reversing a decision by his predecessor Donald Trump.
Trump withdrew about 700 US troops from Somalia in 2020. The move to re-establish a military presence in the East African country, comes as long-overdue elections delivered a new president.
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, a former peace activist, promised to work closely with international partners as he took office yesterday.
The deployment was requested by Somali government to support the fight against militant group al-Shabab.