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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News


EUTM commander warns of possible failure in Somali army training programme (26.02.2015)

The outgoing commander of the European Union Training Mission (EUTM) in Somalia, Brigadier General Massimo Mingiardi, says the mission will fail to achieve its objectives of setting up, training and equiping a professional Somali National Army (SNA) unless the US and European Union make the long...

US nominates first ambassador to Somalia since 1991 (25.02.2015)

President Obama names long-time diplomat Katherine Dhanani as potential envoy, to mark nations' deepening relationship.

Somali lawmakers position themselves for 2016 election (18.02.2015)

Somalia's new 66-member parliament is showing a new and increased willingness to challenge the president and prime minister. Lawmakers in the past often have rubber-stamped presidential initiatives, but the new parliament is exerting more independence.

Al-Shabab gunmen kill Somali MP (09.02.2015)

A Somali member of parliament has been shot dead in Mogadishu by Islamist militants from the al-Shabab movement, officials say. Abdullahi Qayad Barre was killed near the presidential palace when gunmen opened fire on his car.

Somali parliament approves cabinet after weeks of wrangling (09.02.2015)

Somalia's parliament approved a 25-strong cabinet on Monday, a pivotal step towards preparing the war-torn nation for a vote on a new constitution and presidential elections in 2016.

Ethiopia to deploy extra peace-keeping forces to Somalia, South Sudan and Abiye (05.02.2015)

Ethiopia will deploy 600 additional peace keepers to Somalia, South Sudan and Abiye in March, 2015, the Ethiopian International Peace-keeping Training Centre disclosed.

UN Somalia envoy ‘excited and worried’ about political progress in year ahead (04.02.2015)

Mr. Kay said federalism and the Government’s ‘Vision 2016’ initiative are vital to the plan for the year ahead, but he acknowledged that repeated political crises have shortened the timelines for their fulfilment significantly. Momentum gained in 2014 had to be maintained, particularly building the...

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