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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 ‘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.

UN envoy welcomes progress in preparations for elections in 2016 (19.04.2016)

The Security Council heard today from the top United Nations official in Somalia that political progress is being made in the country, but that much remains to be done in a short period, including completing the electoral process for 2016 and boosting support to the African Union Mission to Somalia...

U.S. air strikes kill suspected al Shabaab militants in Somalia (12.04.2016)

About a dozen suspected militants from the al Qaeda-linked group al Shabaab were killed in U.S. air strikes in southern Somalia on Monday and Tuesday, the Pentagon said. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said those targeted posed an "imminent threat to U.S. personnel." He said the strikes were...

Somalia’s president says al-Qaeda-backed rebels are ‘resurgent’q (10.04.2016)

Five years after a U.N.-backed force began to push al-Qaeda-linked militants out of their strongholds, Somalia boasts clear signs of progress. … But as Somalia approaches a critical period, with parliamentary and presidential elections due by August, those gains are showing signs of reversal. The...

AU forces in Somalia kill al-Shabab leaders (05.04.2016)

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and Somali government forces have killed several al-Shabab commanders in the lower Shabelle region. Six leaders of the al-Qaida linked Islamist militant group were killed Tuesday.

The AU opts for a military response to al-Shabaab (24.03.2016)

Despite a general improvement in the political situation, the security context in Somalia is characterised by a proliferation of attacks by al-Shabaab.

Security Council extends mandate of UN mission in Somalia (24.03.2016)

Stressing the importance of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia to that country's political process, the Security Council today extended the mandate of UNSOM's work until 31 March 2017.