Somalia

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EUTM

EU Military Mission to Contribute to the Training of Somali Security Forces (EU)
Begin: 05/10

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AMISOM

African Union Mission in Somalia (Sonstige)
Begin: 01/07

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UNSOM

United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UN-Peacebuilding)
Begin: 06/13

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Security Council extends AMISOM (07.07.2016)

Reauthorizing the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 May 2017, the United Nations Security Council today set out key objectives for the operation during its new mandate, including “to reduce the threat posed by Al-Shabaab and other armed opposition groups.”

New US ambassador to Somalia faces heavy challenges (30.06.2016)

The new U.S. envoy to Somalia, Stephen Schwartz, has been sworn into office, making him the first American ambassador to that nation in 25 years, and representing a landmark in U.S.-Somali relations.

Somalia’s Al-Shabaab down but far from out (27.06.2016)

Somalia’s militant group, Al-Shabaab, has often defied its adversaries’ claims that it is in decline. In recent months, however, the movement has suffered setbacks, including territorial losses, high-ranking commanders killed and defections. The Somali Federal Government (SFG) and its internal,...

Uganda says to pull troops out of Somalia by end of 2017 (23.06.2016)

Uganda plans to withdraw its troops from Somalia by December 2017, signalling it is scaling back regional military interventions after it said it planned a similar pullback from Central African Republic.

Somalia's limited polls overshadowed by clan rivalries and al-Shabaab (22.06.2016)

As Somalia prepares to choose a new government in August, there are concerns that the powerful clans who have long dominated political life in the country may try to manipulate the ballot while al-Shabaab militants also pose a threat, a senior UN official has said.

Kenya: Plans to convert Amisom troops into peacekeepers in advanced stage (17.06.2016)

Plans to convert the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) troops into a United Nations peacekeeping force are in an advanced stage. The deal is set to be finalised during a meeting this week between President Uhuru Kenyatta and United Nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-moon in Brussels.

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