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


Somalia's limited polls overshadowed by clan rivalries and al-Shabaab (22.06.2016)

As Somalia prepares to choose a new government in August, there are concerns that the powerful clans who have long dominated political life in the country may try to manipulate the ballot while al-Shabaab militants also pose a threat, a senior UN official has said.

Kenya: Plans to convert Amisom troops into peacekeepers in advanced stage (17.06.2016)

Plans to convert the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) troops into a United Nations peacekeeping force are in an advanced stage. The deal is set to be finalised during a meeting this week between President Uhuru Kenyatta and United Nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-moon in Brussels.

Somalia moves to shore up government ahead of national elections (16.06.2016)

The Somali parliament approved amendments to the constitution Wednesday that will allow the House to continue to function should the country’s leaders fail to meet the deadline set for the election of government institutions.

Al-Shabab attacks military base in Somalia (09.06.2016)

Somali officials and residents have confirmed that Somali government forces and Ethiopian troops have driven Al-Shabab out of Halgan village after a massive attack early on Thursday.

President says Somalia will select new parliament due in August (04.06.2016)

Somalia will choose a new parliament as planned later this year and the president and regional leaders will meet on June 20 to discuss how future lawmakers will be selected as there will not be a popular vote, the president's office said.

AMISOM plays down EU budget cut concerns (30.05.2016)

The AU peacekeeping mission in Somalia has been extended by one year amid uncertainty over funding after the EU reduced its support.

Security Council approves two-month extension for African Union Mission in Somalia (27.05.2016)

The United Nations Security Council today approved a two-month extension of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), allowing adequate time for the 15-member body to consider the outcome of its recently-concluded visit to the Horn of Africa country.