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


Dozens more US troops deployed to Somalia (14.04.2017)

Dozens of American soldiers have deployed to Mogadishu to train and equip Somali and AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia) forces fighting extremism in Somalia, U.S. military officials told VOA.

Somali President vows to eradicate militants as he offers peace talks (12.04.2017)

Somali's president vowed Wednesday that his administration will eradicate the terrorist militant group al-Shabab across Somalia within two years, and he offered its leaders peace talks.

10 die in Somalia suicide attack on new army chief (09.04.2017)

At least 10 people were killed in the capital of Somalia on Sunday when a suicide bomber tried to assassinate the newly installed commander of the country’s army, witnesses and officials said.

Al-Shabab fighters offered amnesty as new Somali president declares war (06.04.2017)

Somalia's new president has offered al-Shabab militants a 60-day amnesty amid a declaration of war on the group. … The announcement came a day after a deadly bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu that killed seven.

US military to actively target Shabaab in Somalia (31.03.2017)

The US military has been granted approval by President Donald Trump to target Shabaab, al Qaeda’s branch in East Africa, with “additional precision fires.” This now makes Somalia part of what the Obama administration had described as “areas of active hostilities,” where jihadist groups like al...

Security Council extends the mandate of UNSOM (24.03.2017)

Unanimously adopting resolution 2346 (2017) today, the Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) until 16 June. By other terms of the resolution, the 15-member Council noted that a review of the United Nations presence in the East African...

Somalia food crisis: Has al-Shabab adopted new approach to food aid? (22.03.2017)

Somalia's al-Shabab militants have been distributing food to drought-stricken Somalis in what appears to be a bid to win public support.

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