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


Somali political crisis delaying state rebuilding - UN envoy (28.01.2015)

A political crisis that has produced Somalia's third prime minister in just over a year has delayed work to draw up a new constitution and steps needed to prepare for a referendum and election in 2016, U.N. envoy Nick Kay said on Wednesday.

Somali president renews amnesty offer for Al-Shabab members (28.01.2015)

The comments follow the defection of al-Shabab's former intelligence chief, Zakraiya Ismail Hersi, and what the government said is a steady flow of "foot soldiers" abandoning the militants.

African Union says military still weakening Somalia's al Shabaab (08.01.2015)

A military offensive by Somali and African Union forces has pushed al Shabaab Islamists into two dwindling pockets of territory, in the north and south, the AU's special envoy said.

Somalia's former prime minister nominated to post again (17.12.2014)

Somalia's president nominated a former government chief, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, on Wednesday to become prime minister again, hoping to end a period of political turmoil during which two men have been pushed out of the job in less than a year.

Somalia PM Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed to resign after parliament vote (06.12.2014)

Somalia's Prime Minister, Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, has accepted a parliament vote asking him to resign. In a session on Saturday, 153 members voted to oust Mr Ahmed, with 80 voting for him to stay. Correspondents say the vote is part of a political battle between Mr Ahmed and President Hassan Sheikh...

EU seeks to train 1 200 Somali National Army officers in 2015 (04.12.2014)

The European Union Training Mission in Somalia (EUTM Somalia) says it aims to train 1 200 Somali National Army (SNA) non-commissioned Officers (NCOs), junior Officers, specialists and military instructors in 2015 as part of internationally-backed capacity building programme for Somali security...

Bomb blast hits UN convoy in Mogadishu; 3 dead (03.12.2014)

A suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into a U.N. convoy near Mogadishu's airport on Wednesday, killing three people, Somali police said.

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