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


Somalia beginning ‘profound transformation,’ UN official says during visit (30.01.2013)

A The top United Nations political official today stressed that Somalia is entering a new chapter in its history, and reiterated the world body’s commitment to support efforts to build lasting peace, during a visit to the capital, Mogadishu.

EUTM Somalia extended and refocused (22.01.2013)

The Council today extended the EU training mission in Somalia (EUTM Somalia) for two years. The mission will continue to contribute to the strengthening of the Somali armed forces so they can ultimately take over security responsibilities. But given the changing situation in Somalia, EUTM will...

US to recognise Somali government (17.01.2013)

The United States will recognise the Somali government in Mogadishu, ending a diplomatic hiatus that has lasted more than 20 years, a senior US official said.

Al Shabaab threatens to “destroy Puntland”, says “no security progress in Mogadishu” (06.01.2013)

The spokesman for Al Shabaab extremist militants allied to Al Qeada has said that there is "no security progress in Mogadishu" while threatening to "destroy Puntland and overthrow [President] Farole ".

Security challenges await Somalia after historic year (26.12.2012)

In the last 12 months, Somalia has approved a new constitution, selected a new parliament, president and prime minister, making way for the first stable government in over 20 years. … Security remains the biggest challenge for the new government. … Another challenge for the new government is how to...

Al-Shabaab change tactics to carry out terror attacks in northern Kenya (12.12.2012)

Kenyan officials said Somali militants have changed tactics to carry out terror activities in northern Kenya as security forces stepped up war against terrorism in the restive region near the border with Somalia.

What Next for the United Nations in Somalia? – report from UNPOS (06.12.2012)

Following the euphoria surrounding the end of the Roadmap process and the creation of a new and credible government in Somalia, the United Nations has just completed a “Strategic Review” that aims to create a new architecture that will enable the World Body to respond to the changing realities in...