African Union Mission to Somalia

By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 27th, 2014
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– By Dr Dominik Balthasar Somalia has achieved important progress since the onset of the year of 2014. Most prominent among the positive developments is the push-back of al-Shabaab, realised by a joint military offensive of the Somali Armed Forces (SAF) and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). ...
By IAfrica
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May 11th, 2014
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The Federal Government of Somalia has today begun training of administrators for the towns recovered in the recent military offensive by the Somali National Army (SNA) and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). 165 administrators have been identified by the Ministry of Interior and Federalism...
By IAfrica
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Apr 28th, 2014
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By Lucas Barasa  Monday, April 28, 2014 When you meet him in the mosque, Sheikh Mohamed looks like he cannot hurt a fly. He wears the demeanour of a shy, polite and courteous man of faith who religiously delivers his sermon at a mosque in Afmadow in southern Somalia every day. As Afmadow’s Chief Kadh...
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...