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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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William Hague opens new British embassy in Somalia (25.04.2013)

Foreign Secretary William Hague has opened a new British embassy in Mogadishu - the first time the UK has had one in Somalia since 1991. The UK is the first European Union country to reopen an embassy in the country since the Federal Government of Somalia was established last year.

Obama approves sending U.S. military aid to Somalia (08.04.2013)

President Barack Obama determined on Monday that Somalia may receive U.S. military assistance, a step seen as a sign of improving relations with a country grappling to contain militants linked to al Qaeda.

Key road 'reopened' in Somalia (02.04.2013)

The main road from Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, to the strategic south-western city of Baidoa has been totally recaptured from Islamist militants, African Union (AU) troops have said. It is the first time the cities have been linked in more than two years.

In Somalia, relative peace belies rocky road ahead (26.03.2013)

Since the August 2011 withdrawal of Al-Shabab insurgents from the Somali capital, Mogadishu, security has improved, allowing for the gradual resumption of government functions. But sporadic suicide attacks, conflict-related population displacement and socio-economic problems persist, exemplifying...

New EU support to continue improving security in Somalia (19.03.2013)

Today the EU has decided to provide additional support of €33 million to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which plays an essential role in securing the country on its path towards lasting peace, prosperity and stability.

Al-Shabab retakes Somali town after Ethiopian pullout (19.03.2013)

Militant group al-Shabab has retaken a town in central Somalia after Ethiopian troops unexpectedly pulled out. Witnesses say al-Shabab occupied the town of Huddur, the capital of Somalia's Bakool region, immediately after the Ethiopian withdrawal on Sunday morning.

Security Council extends mandate of AU Mission, eases arms embargo (06.03.2013)

The Security Council today extended for another year the mandate of the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia, as it continues to consider a revised United Nations presence there, and partially lifted the 20-year-old arms embargo imposed on the country.