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


Al Shabaab fires mortars at AMISOM's Leego base (24.11.2016)

Al Shabaab fighters have fired at least eight mortar rounds at a large military belonging to the African Union mission in Somalia known as (AMISOM) in Lower Shabelle region on Wednesday night.

4,000 troops needed by AU force to fail Al Shabaab in Somalia (23.11.2016)

[…] While the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) has revealed that funds are available to support additional 4,000 troops, there have not been any volunteers since the decision was taken two months ago.

Kenyan troops to exit Somalia in 2018 (21.11.2016)

Kenyan troops alongside the other Amisom soldiers are set to start exiting Somalia in 2018. According to Francisco Caetano, the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia Ambassador, the troops will leave the nation and be replaced by over 20,000 trained...

UN, international partners underline need to ensure legitimacy and credibility of Somali polls (20.11.2016)

Noting that the electoral process in Somalia is “going much better than many predicted,” the United Nations envoy in the country underlined the need to ensure that the legitimacy of the process is preserved and called on electoral bodies to investigate any credible reports of violations of rules...

Architecture around Somalia’s electoral process is infinitely more robust than in 2012 – UN (07.11.2016)

[…] Voting for the members of the Upper House took place on 10 October, and voting for members of the House of the People is taking place between 23 October and 10 November 2016, with a president to be elected on 30 November by members of both chambers of parliament.

Somali presidential candidate: More violence expected as elections inch closer (07.11.2016)

Close to 30 people have died in violent clashes in Somalia over the weekend. The country is supposed to hold elections this December. DW spoke to presidential aspirant Fadumo Dayib.

Somali militants intensify attacks, death count doubles: experts (04.11.2016)

Islamist rebels have intensified their attacks in Somalia, detonating larger, more sophisticated devices, bringing in more foreign expertise and doubling the death toll from last year, experts said.