Somalia

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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 al-Shabab armoury 'destroyed in Kismayo' (26.09.2012)

Kenya's military says its jets have bombed the airport in the Somali city of Kismayo, destroying an armoury and warehouse used by Islamist militants. The port city of Kismayo in southern Somalia is a stronghold of the al-Qaeda aligned group al-Shabab.

EU gives new support to the AU Mission (25.09.2012)

The renewed EU support, will allow AMISOM to continue to fulfil its mandate and to reach its total strength of 17,731, as authorised by the UN. EU support covers costs such as troop allowances, costs of the police and civilian component of the mission, medical care, housing, fuel, and communication...

Kenya extends amnesty to al-Shabab (19.09.2012)

Kenyan officials say they are offering amnesty to Kenyans who joined the Somali militant group al-Shabab and are willing to denounce violence. This offer comes as Somalia’s new president calls on foreign militants to leave his country.

Security Council encourages new Somali president to appoint inclusive government (18.09.2012)

In a unanimously adopted resolution, the Council stressed the importance of the new Somali authorities developing a programme to define post-transition priorities, and underlined that a national referendum on the provisional constitution and general elections should take place within the term of...

Rebels are reportedly fleeing (18.09.2012)

Fighters from Somalia’s Islamist extremist rebels have started to leave their remaining coastal stronghold, Kismayo, in the face of advancing allied African troops, residents and a military official said Tuesday.

Somali President Mohamud's hotel targeted by bombers (12.09.2012)

There has been a suicide attack at the gates of a hotel in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, where the new president was staying. … The al-Qaeda-aligned group al-Shabab said it had carried out the attack.

Mammoth task ahead for new president (12.09.2012)

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s election as president of Somalia has been heralded as the start of a new era for the troubled Horn of Africa state, which has been mired in conflict for over two decades. Residents of the capital, Mogadishu, say the new president has his work cut out for him.