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


Ethiopia withdraws troops in Somalia over 'lack of support' (26.10.2016)

Ethiopia has withdrawn troops from Somalia, where they had been battling Islamist militants. It blames a lack of international support for the move, following the EU's recent cut in its funding for foreign troops in Somalia. Ethiopia is a major contributor of soldiers to the Amisom, the African...

Somalia's Shabaab seize third town this month after peacekeepers withdraw (23.10.2016)

Islamist militant group al Shabaab on Sunday seized control of yet another town in central Somalia after it was abandoned by African Union peacekeepers, a militant spokesman and a local official said, the third to fall to insurgents this month.

Chinese donation to AU will assist AMISOM (19.10.2016)

The African Union (AU) has been given “a donation of equipment and general supplies from the government of China” that will go to the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

Somali militants attack key town near capital (18.10.2016)

There has been fierce fighting near the Somali capital, Mogadishu, after fighters from the Islamist militant group al-Shabab overran a key town.

In Somalia, U.S. escalates a shadow war (16.10.2016)

The Obama administration has intensified a clandestine war in Somalia over the past year, using Special Operations troops, airstrikes, private contractors and African allies in an escalating campaign against Islamist militants in the anarchic Horn of Africa nation. … The Somalia campaign … is a...

UN-approved weapons imports resold in Somalia according to diplomats (12.10.2016)

Many guns imported by the Somali government with UN approval are being resold by arms dealers on the black market in the nation's capital Mogadishu, two Western diplomats said.

New head of UN Support Office in Somalia (03.10.2016)

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Hubert Price of the United States as Head of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS).