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


UN condemns 'despicable' al-Shabab attack in Somalia (20.06.2013)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed outrage over a "despicable" attack by Islamists on a UN office in Somalia which killed 15 people. … The attackers detonated a car bomb outside the UN mission in the capital Mogadishu, then engaged security forces in a fierce gun-battle. … This is the...

UN envoy sizes up Somalia challenges (12.06.2013)

New special representative sees restoring peace in the country's southern city of Kismayo as key mission.

Somali al-Shabab leader Abdikafi Mohamed Ali 'captured' (05.06.2013)

The head of the Islamist militant group al-Shabab in Somalia's north-eastern region of Puntland has been captured, an official has told the BBC. … Abdikafi Mohamed Ali was the head of operations for al-Shabab in Puntland.

UN envoy pledges support to people, Government of Somalia as new political mission opens (03.06.2013)

The head of the new United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) today pledged to support the Government and the people of the country in their quest for security and prosperity, as he arrived in the country’s capital for the Mission’s start of operations. … As part of its mandate, UNSOM...

New report of the Secretary-General on Somalia (31.05.2013)

The report provides a final update on the implementation of the mandate of the United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS), ahead of its closure on 3 June 2013, and on planning for the deployment of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) authorized under Security Council...

Former Islamist warlord elected president of Somali region (15.05.2013)

A former Islamist warlord was declared president of Somalia's southern region on Wednesday, something likely to upset the government in Mogadishu as it tries to assert its authority.

EU to step up security involvement in Somalia (15.05.2013)

The European Union is to move military training of Somali soldiers from Uganda to Mogadishu in a show of confidence in Somalia's growing stability after two decades of turmoil, the EU special envoy to Somalia said on Wednesday. … Michele Cervone d'Urso, the EU envoy, said having up to 80 European...