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


UN extends partial easing of Somalia arms embargo to October (05.03.2014)

The United Nations Security Council today unanimously agreed to extend a partial weapons ban on Somalia for eight months amid reports that Al-Shabaab and other armed groups are able to divert arms and ammunition intended for Government forces.

Berlin schickt 20 Bundeswehr-Soldaten nach Somalia (04.03.2014)

Die Bundesregierung will sich mit 20 Soldaten an einer europäischen Ausbildungsmission für Somalia beteiligen. … Die Soldaten könnten … schon ab April in Somalia eingesetzt werden.

Uganda to 'send troops to Somalia to protect UN' (04.03.2014)

Uganda will send a 410-strong special force to guard UN installations in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, a Ugandan army spokesman has said. The protection squad will free up thousands of UN-backed troops to pursue militant Islamists in the city, Paddy Ankunda said.

Security gaps leave room for al-Shabab resurgence (03.03.2014)

The al-Qaida linked militant group al-Shabab has struck at the heart of the Somali government with a string of suicide attacks in Mogadishu. The recent strikes and a fresh recruitment drive point to a resurgence of one of Africa's most feared terrorist groups.

Somalia's al-Shabab vows to make comeback (27.02.2014)

In an Al Jazeera exclusive, al-Shabab's spokesman says armed group will retake territory lost to government forces.

Somalia aims to expel Islamist rebels from strongholds in 2014 (19.02.2014)

A military offensive led by an expanded African peacekeeping force aims to drive Somali Islamist rebels out of their remaining strongholds by the end of 2014, the Somali prime minister said on Wednesday. … The UN agreed in November to expand the AMISOM peacekeeping force by some 4,500 troops to...

UN monitors warn of 'systematic' Somali arms diversion (13.02.2014)

A confidential UN monitors' report warns of "systematic abuses" by Somalia's government, which the monitors say has allowed the diversion of weapons that Somali authorities purchased after the UN Security Council eased an arms embargo on Mogadishu last year.