Somali government soldiers run to take positions during ongoing fighting with gunmen. Photo: AP

Somalian army undergoes shake-up to eliminate ‘ghost soldiers’ used to line the pockets of corrupt superiors

  • Under the new system, payments are linked to a biometric database containing soldiers’ fingerprints, personal details and bank accounts
  • The shake-up was fiercely resisted in some quarters of the army, with several soldiers deserting their barracks in March in protest
Topic |   Africa

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Somali government soldiers run to take positions during ongoing fighting with gunmen. Photo: AP
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