Somalia’s new Defense Minister General Abdulkadir Sheikh Ali “Diini” has said his main priority will be rebuilding Somalia’s army. Speaking After his swearing in on Monday (February 9), General Diini “the rebuilding of an army is not something that can be done overnight. You have to equip the army and rebuild the barracks. We will focus on that and make sure we build a national force.’’ General Diini, a former head of the armed forces, said this would enable the Somali National Army to take control of the country’s security. In addition to the AMISOM forces currently deployed in helping the Somali National Army against Al-Shabaab, an EU Training Mission is currently providing a training program in Mogadishu.