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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 Political Office for Somalia (UN-Peacebuilding)
Begin: 04/95

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President is shielding pirate leader, UN report says (17.07.2012)

President Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed has shielded a top pirate leader from arrest by issuing him a diplomatic passport, according to a United Nations inquiry, which criticizes the “climate of impunity” enjoyed by pirate kingpins in Somalia and abroad.

Al-Shabab losing ground in Somalia (17.07.2012)

The African Union and Kenyan government are understood to be planning a joint offensive in Somalia, trying to take the last remaining stronghold of al-Shabab in the city of Kismayo. The Somali armed group has been losing strategic ground in recent months, but it is feared that the fighters are...

Eritrea 'reduces support' for al-Shabab (17.07.2012)

Eritrea has reduced its support for the al-Qaeda-allied al-Shabab group in Somalia under international pressure but still violates UN Security Council resolutions and remains a destabilising influence, a UN report says.

Australia continues to expand peacekeeping engagement in Africa (11.07.2012)

Australia has contributed an additional $1.5 million to the United Nations Trust Fund for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). This supplements the earlier contribution made in January this year, taking the total contribution in 2012 to $3.5 million. … As well, Australia is exploring ways...

Major al-Shabab training base 'captured' (11.07.2012)

Somali government soldiers and African Union troops have seized a major Islamist militant training base, a Somali army commander has told the BBC. … Observers say the capture of Lanta-Buro, 40km (25 miles) west of the capital Mogadishu, is a major setback for the al-Qaeda group.

Somali elders stall political transition over constitution concerns (09.07.2012)

Time is running out for Somalia to end its long-running political transition and elect a new president in accordance with a U.N.-backed plan. But a group of elders is holding up the process due to concerns about the draft constitution.

Somalia agrees to child-free national army (07.07.2012)

Somalia on Tuesday signed an action plan to halt child soldier recruitment and discharge all under-age recruits serving in the country’s national army.