Somalia

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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


Interview with Ken Menkhaus, Specialist on Somalia and the Horn of Africa (22.10.2012)

Mr. Menkhaus said that the real challenge for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is shifting “from war fighting against Shabaab to peacekeeping in areas that it has liberated. It is going to need to provide an environment that is secure, so that people feel as safe or safer than they did...

Al-Shabab bans Islamic Relief aid group (08.10.2012)

UK-based aid organisation, one of the few allowed to operate in al-Shabab controlled territory, "breached guidelines".

Assessing Turkey’s role in Somalia (08.10.2012)

“Assessing Turkey’s Role in Somalia”, the latest briefing from the International Crisis Group, examines Turkey’s role in helping stabilise Somalia and its new government.

Somalia's president names newcomer as prime minister (06.10.2012)

Abdi Shirdon has been a businessman in Kenya and is believed to be untainted by the country's volatile clan politics.

Kenyan army says it now controls Kismayo (02.10.2012)

Allied African troops have taken full control of Kismayo in Somalia, the last stronghold of Islamist rebels who have been fighting against the country's internationally backed government, a Kenyan military official said Tuesday.

The weak hand of Somalia's new President (01.10.2012)

International optimism over the election of a new president in Somalia should not overlook the overwhelming realities that this failed state continues to face. J Peter Pham discusses how corruption and the hijacking of political processes continue to undermine Somalia’s stability.

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.