African Union Mission to Somalia

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 16th, 2014
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– By Mohamed Mubarak In March, the AU and the Somali National Army (SNA) launched their long-awaited offensive against Al-Shabaab. As was expected, Al-Shabaab withdrew from most areas without putting up much resistance. On the surface, the Somali government has won a huge chunk of territory back from...
By IAfrica
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Apr 8th, 2014
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By Abdirahman Yusuf Ali As a widely respected civil society leader and a founder of a large and successful university, President Mohamud was seen as a different kind of a leader who can herald the country into a new dawn and overcome enormous challenges. There were reasons to believe that President M...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 24th, 2014
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By IRIN A major military offensive by Somali and African Union (AU) forces against insurgents may well contribute to Somalia’s long-term stability, but in the short-term the military action has led to the displacement of around 40,000 civilians, price hikes and the destruction of some basic infrastru...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 25th, 2014
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al-Shabab spokesperson: • threatens government employees and Turkish nationals • denies al-Shabab has been ‘pushed out’ of many towns • questions Kenya’s claims that Westgate Mall attackers are dead An al-Shabab spokesperson has dismissed hopes that the December appointment of Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed M...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 22nd, 2013
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On December 2, the UN Secretary General (UNSG) submitted a second three-month report on Somalia to the UN Security Council (UNSC) since the establishment of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) on June 3rd in accordance with resolution 2102 (2013). On December 10, the Special Representative o...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 15th, 2013
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The Federal Government of Somalia is deeply troubled by the alleged rape of a Somali woman involving a number of personnel from AMISOM at Maslah Military Camp in Mogadishu on the 8 August 2013. “The Somali government will not tolerate violation of human rights, in particular sexual violence towards t...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 1st, 2013
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The African Union Special Representative for Somalia (SRCC) Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has congratulated the Somali people as they mark their Independence Day. “On this day, 53 years ago, proud Somalis stood side by side as they witnessed the historic birth of their nation built on the ideals o...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jun 12th, 2013
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press release Tuesday, 11 June 2013, 2:36 pm Press Release: US State Department U.S. Mission to the United Nations: Remarks At a Security Council Briefing On Somalia AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, Minister Simmonds, for hosting this session and thank you, Deputy Secretary-General Eliasson, fo...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Apr 28th, 2013
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IOL New York – Ethiopia on Thursday denied that it was “shirking responsibility” by beginning to withdraw its troops from conflict-stricken Somalia. Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom told the United Nations Security Council that other countries were informed “months” ago about the withdrawal and also c...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 24th, 2013
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Security – Somali police are increasingly playing a more prominent role in keeping their country back on its feet after 22 years of conflict. But peace in Somalia is still a long shot. In areas with any significant gatherings, police presence is a permanent feature. A drive past the city offers...