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

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COVID-19 in Somalia: a public health emergency in an electoral minefield (08.05.2020)

The coronavirus pandemic could pose a huge challenge to Somalia. To manage the crisis, the federal government should reach out to and coordinate with political rivals. It should avoid a unilateral postponement of elections due in November, which could trigger a violent backlash.

In rare admission, US Africa Command says it killed 2 civilians in Somalia airstrike (27.04.2020)

AFRICOM's first-ever public civilian casualties report offers a glimpse into the command's notoriously opaque review process.

UNSOM mandate extended (30.03.2020)

The United Nations Security Council extended until 30 June 2020 the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).

Amisom captures key town in Somalia (18.03.2020)

African Union peacekeepers in Somalia have liberated the first major town since the beginning of the year. The African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) announced that they captured Jannale — a stronghold of al-Shabaab — on March 17, 2020.

Somalia clashes displace thousands (06.03.2020)

Somali troops clashed with forces from the country’s semi-autonomous Jubaland region this week in a flare-up of violence that displaced thousands and is raising tensions with neighbouring countries.

Somali forces, supposed to unite against Islamists, fight each other (02.03.2020)

Fighting erupted in south Somalia on Monday between the national army and regional forces, amid deepening divisions that help Islamist insurgents and may exacerbate regional frictions.

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