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

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

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

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Bericht: Bundeswehr zieht aus Somalia ab (01.02.2018)

Nach SPIEGEL-Informationen beendet die Bundesregierung den Bundeswehr-Einsatz in Somalia. Die Mission gilt als eine der gefährlichsten überhaupt, schon bis Ende März sollen sich die Ausbilder zurückziehen.

Somalis must make 2018 ‘year of implementation’ – UN envoy (24.01.2018)

Grappling with turbulent politics, persisting terrorism and the risk of famine, Somalia must make 2018 a year of carrying out reforms, a senior United Nations official said Wednesday, urging more international financial and technical support for the Horn of Africa country that underwent a peaceful...

Somalia launches digital counter-extremism center (10.01.2018)

Somalia's government has launched a digital counter-extremism center that aims to dissuade young Somalis from supporting militant groups such as al-Shabab and Islamic State.

Raid on senator's home reveals divisions in Somali security forces (30.12.2017)

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), along with Turkey, Britain, the United States and others have all given Somali soldiers training. A spat between the Gulf states, especially Qatar and the UAE, has fuelled political divisions in Somalia. Earlier this month, security forces killed five people in a...

Somalia: up to 30 percent of soldiers unarmed (19.12.2017)

Since September 2017, al-Shabab militants have overrun four Somali government military bases, killing more than 60 soldiers and seizing large quantities of weapons. Now, a military assessment by the Somali government found some of the troops manning these bases are completely unarmed.

UN envoy welcomes new Somali policy on role of youth in peacebuilding (18.12.2017)

Welcoming the launch of a national policy for young people in Somalia, the United Nations Youth Envoy expressed hope that with the new policy, young Somalis will be able to contribute to peacebuilding efforts in the country.

Somalia suicide bomber kills police at Mogadishu academy (14.12.2017)

A suicide bomber has killed at least 18 police officers during a parade at a training centre in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. … The militant Islamist group al-Shabab has said it carried out the attack.

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