Somalia

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


Burundi troops to remain in Somalia, payments resume (21.01.2017)

Burundi has “rescinded” the withdrawal of its troops from the peacekeeping mission in Somalia, after African Union Peace and Security Commissioner Smail Chergui signed an agreement on payments with the government.

Guterres: thousands of child soldiers fight in Somalia (20.01.2017)

UN's Antonio Guterres concerned over new report saying nearly 6,200 children were recruited over a six year period.

AMISOM seeks 9,000 more peacekeepers (17.01.2017)

[…] The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has asked member states for at least 9 000 more troops to enhance peacekeeping and stabilisation operations as well as intensifying the fight against the Islamist Al Shabaab insurgency.

Burundi orders start of troops withdrawal from Somalia (16.01.2017)

Burundi on Monday began the process of withdrawing its troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) due to a dispute with the EU over the payment of wages.

Paying for AMISOM: Are Politics and Bureaucracy Undermining the AU’s Largest Peace Operation? (11.01.2017)

How a peace operation is financed is always an important issue. But money matters for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have recently become highly politicized. This is in large part because of the complicated set of arrangements and mechanisms that are required to fund AMISOM.

Suicide bombers attack Somali peacekeepers’ HQ (04.01.2017)

Suicide bombers attacked the main peacekeeping base in Somalia's capital on Monday, killing at least three Somali security officers, police said. Islamist al Shabaab militants, who want to topple the Western-backed government, said they carried out the assault near Mogadishu's main airport an area...

Burundi threatens to sue AU, pull out troops from Somalia (30.12.2016)

Burundi has threatened to sue the African Union over failure to pay its peacekeeping troops in Somalia.