Somalia

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Current Operations


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


Paying for AMISOM: Are Politics and Bureaucracy Undermining the AU’s Largest Peace Operation? (11.01.2017)

How a peace operation is financed is always an important issue. But money matters for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have recently become highly politicized. This is in large part because of the complicated set of arrangements and mechanisms that are required to fund AMISOM.

Suicide bombers attack Somali peacekeepers’ HQ (04.01.2017)

Suicide bombers attacked the main peacekeeping base in Somalia's capital on Monday, killing at least three Somali security officers, police said. Islamist al Shabaab militants, who want to topple the Western-backed government, said they carried out the assault near Mogadishu's main airport an area...

Burundi threatens to sue AU, pull out troops from Somalia (30.12.2016)

Burundi has threatened to sue the African Union over failure to pay its peacekeeping troops in Somalia.

EU extends EUTM Somalia and EUCAP Somalia (15.12.2016)

The European Union announced on 12 December that the two training and security missions concerning Somalia will be extended until 31 December 2018.

Terrorism 'will not stop the momentum,' says UN envoy, condemning attack in Mogadishu (11.12.2016)

Condemning – in the strongest possible terms – a terrorist attack outside the seaport in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for the country said that the bloody act will not stop the momentum of the electoral process.

African Union receives additional financial support from China for AMISOM (28.11.2016)

[…] China donated the same amount (USD1.2 million) in 2015, in addition to several other donations in kind for the AU troops in Somalia.

Obama expands war with Al Qaeda to include Shabab in Somalia (27.11.2016)

The escalating American military engagement in Somalia has led the Obama administration to expand the legal scope of the war against Al Qaeda, a move that will strengthen President-elect Donald J. Trump’s authority to combat thousands of Islamist fighters in the chaotic Horn of Africa nation.

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