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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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The state of state-building in Somalia ¬ analysis (21.10.2014)

A fence-mending deal signed this month by Somalia and Puntland has variously been hailed as a blueprint for stability and state-building in the wake of decades of civil war, and dismissed as a recipe for renewed inter-clan violence.

Sierra Leone peacekeepers bound for Somalia quarantined over Ebola (14.10.2014)

A battalion of 800 Sierra Leone soldiers awaiting deployment as peacekeepers in Somalia has been placed in quarantine after one of its members tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, military officials said on Tuesday.

What changes for al-Shabaab after the death of Godane? (08.10.2014)

Ahmed Abdi Godane, the leader of Somali militant Islamist group Harakat Al Shabab Al Mujahidin – commonly known as al-Shabaab – was killed by an American airstrike on 1 September. Godane took over leadership of the group in 2008 after his predecessor, Aden Hashi Ayro, was killed by a similar...

Somali forces recapture last major port held by al-Shabab (06.10.2014)

The key port, located 240 kilometers south of the capital, Mogadishu, had been held by al-Shabab since 2008.

Somalia battles al-Shabab for Galgala mountains (01.10.2014)

Galgala is the only area in Puntland that has been under the control of al-Shabab. BBC Somalia expert Mary Harper says with the recent loss of some towns in central and southern Somalia, dozens of al-Shabab fighters have been heading northwards to seek refuge in the mountains.

Amid signs of progress in Somalia, UN chief urges continuing support for peace process (24.09.2014)

Somalia’s peace process is “gathering momentum” amid political progress and improving security, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, while also warning that there was “much work still ahead” for the Horn of Africa country.