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EU Military Mission to Contribute to the Training of Somali Security Forces (EU)
Begin: 05/10

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African Union Mission in Somalia (Sonstige)
Begin: 01/07

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

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Security Council approves two-month extension for African Union Mission in Somalia (27.05.2016)

The United Nations Security Council today approved a two-month extension of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), allowing adequate time for the 15-member body to consider the outcome of its recently-concluded visit to the Horn of Africa country.

Security Council commends advancements, urges accelerated peace- and state-building (24.05.2016)

The Security Council welcomed the political and security progress in Somalia during a mission to the capital, Mogadishu, on 19 May, where representatives of the 15-member body met with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, regional leaders, Somali civil society and women's groups.

The resilience of al-Shabaab (09.05.2016)

As Christopher Anzalone sees it, the Somali insurgent-jihadi group al-Shabaab has proven to be remarkably resilient, despite suffering a number of setbacks. Pragmatic decision-making, skilled tactical maneuvering, strong interpersonal ties, and a continued focus on domestic Somali issues and clan...

The surge to stabilize: lessons for the UN from the AU’s experience in Somalia (06.05.2016)

In recent years, a growing number of United Nations peacekeepers have been mandated to carry out “stabilization” tasks. This report investigates what lessons can be identified for UN peacekeepers from the African Union’s (AU) attempts to stabilize Somalia.

Why does al-Shabaab still exist? (06.05.2016)

Why does al-Shabaab still exist? It is five years since Kenya invaded Somalia, declaring war on al-Shabaab. Five years since the African Union military mission (AMISOM) wrested territorial control of Mogadishu from the militia and a decade since the Ethiopian invasion to destroy the Islamic Courts...

Security Council ‘gravely concerned’ over fragile security situation (22.04.2016)

Expressing ‘grave concern’ at the fragility of the security situation in Somalia, the United Nations Security Council has called for progress on the constitutional review process in the country, and for the completion of the Federal State formation process to be accelerated.