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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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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...

Somalia's al-Shabab targets Puntland military (05.12.2012)

A bomb blast and a shoot-out between Islamists and troops from the semi-autonomous Puntland region have left 31 people dead or wounded, officials say. Fighters from the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group attacked a military base and planted a roadside bomb, the officials said. Al-Shabab fighters have...