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


Uganda begins Somalia troop withdrawal (06.12.2017)

Uganda’s military says it has begun the withdrawal of 281 troops serving in the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia. This is part of a UN plan that will see African Union (AU) soldiers’ numbers reduced by 1,000 by the end of this year. At the moment there are more than 20,000 soldiers...

UN voices support for Somali Government’s efforts at first-ever security conference (04.12.2017)

At Somalia's first-ever security conference, hosted by the country’s Federal President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmaajo” in the capital, Mogadishu, participants agreed to speed up security sector reform and develop a plan to transfer primary responsibility for the country’s security from the...

Mission Chief: AMISOM could be hurt by cut in force size (04.12.2017)

The African Union's plan to trim its Somalia peacekeeping force (AMISOM) will hurt the mission unless extra equipment is found to offset the troop decrease, the mission's leader told Reuters on Monday.

US military: drone strike kills more than 100 Al-Shabab (21.11.2017)

[…] The U.S. military said the strike was conducted in coordination with the Somali government to help Somalia address threats within its territory while targeting the al-Qaida affiliate’s safe havens, which could be used to plan terror attacks across the globe. The United States has carried out...

Security Council maintains partial lifting of arms embargo on Somalia for one year (14.11.2017)

The Security Council on Tuesday renewed until 15 November 2018 the partial lifting of the arms embargo on Somalia, authorization for maritime interdiction of illicit arms imports and charcoal exports, and the humanitarian exemption.

U.S. and Somali strikes on Shabab said to kill nearly 100 militants (11.11.2017)

Nearly 100 members of the Shabab, the Qaeda-linked insurgent group in Somalia, were killed in separate strikes this week, according to Somali and American officials.

African Union to start peacekeepers pull out from Somalia (08.11.2017)

The African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) will start withdrawing troops gradually from Somalia next month, an official has said. The Special Representative of the chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Mr Francisco Madeira, said that the first contingent of 1,000...

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