Somalia

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EUCAP Somalia

EU Capacity Building Mission in Somalia (EU)

former EUCAP Nestor (2012)

Authorization date: 12/16

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UNSOM

United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UN-Peacebuilding)
Authorization date: 06/13

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EUTM Somalia

EU Military Mission to Contribute to the Training of Somali Security Forces (EU)
Authorization date: 02/10

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AMISOM

African Union Mission in Somalia (Sonstige)
Authorization date: 01/07

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News


UN: Al-Shabab remains 'potent threat' in Somalia and region (12.11.2019)

Al-Shabab extremists in Somalia remain "a potent threat" to regional peace and are now manufacturing home-made explosives, expanding their revenue sources and infiltrating government institutions, U.N. experts say.

Lessons for “partnership peacekeeping” from AMISOM (30.10.2019)

Deployed to Mogadishu in March 2007, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) operates through a complicated and extensive system of partnerships. This has been referred to as the “AMISOM model” of “partnership peacekeeping.” While this specific configuration of forces and mechanisms is...

UN, AU and UK join hands to end use of IEDs (29.10.2019)

United Nations (UN), African Union (AU) and the United Kingdom (UK) have agreed to work on means to end the use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) in Somalia. Following a two-day meeting this week which attended by Stakeholders in Somalia's security sector, the sides highlighted the need to...

Somalia advancing towards ‘inclusive and peaceful future’ for women, deputy UN chief (23.10.2019)

Somalia has made “enormous strides on its path to peace and stability”, and Somali women’s participation in peace and security efforts has “helped advance society towards an inclusive and peaceful future”, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on Wednesday.

Climate change challenges the future success of peacebuilding (23.10.2019)

Climate change poses serious challenges to current and future peacebuilding missions, according to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) which studies the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).

Al-Shabaab use mortar bombs to strike fear (19.10.2019)

Despite increasing concern that Al-Shabaab has become even more daring after attacking the Halane Base Camp, the African Union peacekeeping force says the group is gambling with mortar bombs to strike fear. Mortar bombs fire explosive shells at close targets.

Al-Shabab mortar attacks hits area around Mogadishu airport (13.10.2019)

Seven people were wounded after a mortar attack by al-Shabab militants hit the area around Mogadishu airport on Sunday, Somali witnesses and officials say. The mortars landed on the heavily-guarded Halane area of the airport that houses the African Union and United Nations Mission in Somalia.

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