Somalia

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EUCAP Somalia

EU Capacity Building Mission in Somalia (EU)

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Beginn: 03/17

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UNSOM

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

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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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News


New head of United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (12.09.2018)

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Nicholas Haysom of South Africa as his Special Representative for Somalia and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). He will succeed Michael Keating of the United Kingdom effective 1...

Are Somali troops prepared to lead the war against al-Shabab? (11.09.2018)

As the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) prepares to implement the planned phased withdrawal of more than 21,000 troops fighting militant groups, including al-Shabab and the Islamic State in Somalia, some experts are concerned that the country may not be prepared to take on the task in the...

UN urges steps to ensure future elections not ‘marred’ by rights abuses seen in recent polls (13.08.2018)

[…] The report – from the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and the UN human rights office (OHCHR) – details violations and abuses by State security forces, including the police and intelligence agencies, and non-State groups, including Al Shabaab, before, during and after parliamentary and...

UN Security Council extends AMISOM mandate (02.08.2018)

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on 30 July extended the mandate of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for another ten months, and agreed to reduce personnel to 20.626 by 28 February 2019. … Authorizing a reconfiguration of the Mission in favor of police personnel, the Council...

Somali military base attacked (23.07.2018)

Al Shabaab group fighters attacked a military base with a suicide car bomb in the south of Somalia, killing 27 soldiers in a blast heard by residents of a nearby town.

Al Shabaab fighters attack Somalia police HQ after twin bombings (07.07.2018)

At least five people were killed and 21 wounded on Saturday when militants from Somalia’s al Shabaab group set off two bombs in central Mogadishu and stormed a government building.

Al-Shabab militant group getting lucky, not stronger in Somalia (20.06.2018)

Somalia’s most dangerous terror group is likely not getting any stronger despite a series of deadly attacks, including one that claimed the life of a U.S. special operations soldier earlier this month. The assessment, by U.S. military and counterintelligence officials, runs contrary to the...

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