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


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.

Somalia lawmakers elect new president (10.09.2012)

Lawmakers on Monday chose Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as Somalia's new president after the 56-year-old lecturer got the majority of votes in a second round run-off, beating outgoing president Sharif Sheikh Ahmed.

Kenya's navy shells Kismayo in Somalia (04.09.2012)

The Kenyan navy has shelled Kismayo, the main Somali city controlled by militant Islamist group al-Shabab, a military spokesman has told the BBC. … AU forces have vowed to capture Kismayo - a port city that is key to financing and arming the al-Qaeda affiliate.

Presidential Election Committee agrees Somali Presidential election date (03.09.2012)

The newly formed Presidential Election Committee met yesterday in Mogadishu and agreed on the date for the Somali Presidential election, which will now take place on Monday, 10 September.

UN condemns killing of staff member in Somalia, urges more protection for humanitarians (28.08.2012)

Yassin Mohamed Hassan, a staff member of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was killed on Monday morning in an attack by an armed group in the Somali port city of Merka. … Since August 2011, 20 humanitarian workers have been killed in Somalia while striving to bring relief and support...

Somalia elects a new speaker of Parliament (28.08.2012)

In a historic election of the parliament speakership, members of the new Somali Federal Parliament have elected Mohamed Osman Jawaari as the speaker of the parliament.