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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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UN envoy welcomes ceasefire agreement in central Somalia (09.03.2015)

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia Nicholas Kay has welcomed the interim ceasefire agreement between the government of Somalia and the moderate Islamist group Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamaa.

EUTM Somalia: Ausbildungsmission wird verlängert (05.03.2015)

Die Bundeswehr wird auch weiterhin somalische Soldaten ausbilden. Das Kabinett hat am 4. März beschlossen, die Beteiligung deutscher Streitkräfte an der EU-geführten Ausbildungsmission bis Ende März 2016 zu verlängern. Der Bundestag muss noch zustimmen.

A long road ahead to achieve Somalia's vision 2016 (27.02.2015)

Somalia continues to suffer political instability and insecurity, despite important territorial gains made against the terror group al-Shabaab.

EUTM commander warns of possible failure in Somali army training programme (26.02.2015)

The outgoing commander of the European Union Training Mission (EUTM) in Somalia, Brigadier General Massimo Mingiardi, says the mission will fail to achieve its objectives of setting up, training and equiping a professional Somali National Army (SNA) unless the US and European Union make the long...

US nominates first ambassador to Somalia since 1991 (25.02.2015)

President Obama names long-time diplomat Katherine Dhanani as potential envoy, to mark nations' deepening relationship.

Somali lawmakers position themselves for 2016 election (18.02.2015)

Somalia's new 66-member parliament is showing a new and increased willingness to challenge the president and prime minister. Lawmakers in the past often have rubber-stamped presidential initiatives, but the new parliament is exerting more independence.

Somali parliament approves cabinet after weeks of wrangling (09.02.2015)

Somalia's parliament approved a 25-strong cabinet on Monday, a pivotal step towards preparing the war-torn nation for a vote on a new constitution and presidential elections in 2016.