Somalia

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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


Security Council enhances role of UN support office in Somalia (09.11.2015)

The Security Council today approved a successor operation to the six-year-old United Nations Support Office for the African Union Mission to Somalia, known as UNSOA, underlining the role of the new entity to close gaps in UNSOA’s ability to deliver and to “consolidate and prioritize its efforts in...

Al-Shabab assault targets senior Somali officials (01.11.2015)

At least 15 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in an attack on a hotel in the centre of Somalia's capital Mogadishu … Somali troops and African Union forces were deployed to the scene and took control of the situation.

Security Council extends arms embargo imposed on Somalia (23.10.2015)

Adopting a new resolution by a vote of 14 in favour and 1 abstention (Venezuela), the Council also extended the mandate of the Somalia … Monitoring Group until 15 December 2016.

Somali President says committed to peaceful democratic transition in 2016 (21.10.2015)

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has said his government is ready to pave way for peaceful democratic transition in 2016. Speaking during two day Somali leaders' consultation forum in the capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, Sheikh Mohamud said unity is vital in achieving historic democratic...

AU and EU sign an agreement for 165 million euros funding aid for AMISON (20.10.2015)

This funding is being provided under the Africa Peace Facility (APF) established by the EU at the request of the AU, and covers a period of seven months from 1 June to 31 December 2015.

Expanded role means UNSOA will require increased investment, Security Council told (14.10.2015)

The United Nations Support Office for the African Union Mission in Somalia (UNSOA) will need to be “significantly” strengthened, the Under-Secretary-General for Field Support told the UN Security Council today, with its efforts reprioritized around strategic objectives set by the 15 member body and...

Al Shabaab warns UK troops of welcome 'with bullets' (07.10.2015)

Somalia's Shabaab Islamists have threatened to "welcome with bullets" British soldiers due to be deployed in support of an African Union force. British Prime Minister David Cameron said last month that up to 70 troops would be sent to Somalia to support soldiers of the African Union Mission in...