Source: African Union Mission in Somalia |

AMISOM Troops Commended for their Support and Operations in HirShabelle State

HirShabelle State Vice President, Yusuf Ahmed Hagar ‘Dabageed’, officially inaugurated renovation works completed by AMISOM and partners at Mohamed Dheere Airport in Jowhar

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Sector 5 forces in Jowhar, have been commended for their exemplary role in helping secure elections and for their support in improving infrastructure in HirShabelle State of Somalia. On Sunday, HirShabelle State Vice President, Yusuf Ahmed Hagar ‘Dabageed’, officially inaugurated renovation works completed…

Source: African Union Mission in Somalia |

High-level Delegation from AMISOM Visit Galmudug State to Assess Election Security Preparedness

The AMISOM Force Commander Lt. Gen. Ndegeya, said they were impressed by the level of preparedness for the Elections

A high-level delegation from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), led by the Force Commander, Lieutenant General Diomede Ndegeya, on Sunday visited Dhusamareb, the administrative capital of the Galmudug State in Somalia, to assess the welfare and operational readiness of its personnel to secure the elections in the area.…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Human Rights Council Extends Mandates on the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Cambodia and Libya, Appoints Mandate Holders, and Closes its Forty-eighth Regular Session

In total, the Council adopted eight resolutions

The Human Rights Council this morning extended mandates on the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Cambodia and Libya, appointed mandate holders, and closed its forty-eighth regular session. The Council also adopted resolutions on racial discrimination, Yemen, and on technical assistance and capacity building in the…

Source: African Union Mission in Somalia |

Ugandan troops in Somalia celebrate Independence Anniversary

The Force Commander for AMISOM, Lt. Gen. Diomede Ndegeya, noted that Uganda has made bold strides in terms of progress, creating stability

Ugandan troops serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Saturday celebrated the country’s 59th Independence Anniversary. Uganda contributes both Police and Military personnel to AMISOM. In attendance at the celebrations in Mogadishu, Somalia, were officials from both the Federal Government of Somalia and senior leaders from AMISOM. The…

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Making mental health care for all a reality in Somalia: United Nations and the Government join forces to scale up quality mental health services at all levels of care

The Federal Government has worked with WHO to develop a mental health strategy for 2019-2022 and is currently finalizing a mental health policy

For this year’s World Mental Health Day, the WHO global theme is ‘Mental health care for all: Let’s make it a reality’. Over the past year, there is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the mental health of millions across the world, especially health and…

Source: African Union Mission in Somalia |

AMISOM and SNA officers conclude Counter-Improvised Explosive Device threat mitigation training

Lieutenant Colonel Torcail Stroud-Caules, the Commander of the UKMST, congratulated the participants upon completing the course and urged them to broadly apply the knowledge acquired

Military officers serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia, AMISOM, and the Somali National Army (SNA) have completed a five-day training course aimed at enhancing joint capabilities in mitigating the threat posed by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The UN Counter-IED threat mitigation course, organised by the AMISOM Force Headquarters…

Source: United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) |

180 Somali journalists receive United Nations-backed training on reporting elections and women’s 30 per cent quota

The training sessions took place over three weeks, from 5-29 September, in Mogadishu and various cities of the Federal Member States (FMS), including Baidoa‎, Dhusamareb, Garowe and Kismayo

As Somalia continued with electoral preparations, the month of September saw a round of United Nations-backed training completed for Somali journalists on reporting on elections and the importance of women taking part in the country’s political life. The UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) provided support to a range of…

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Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) Supports Modern Poultry Farming in Somalia

This groundbreaking modern poultry project was implemented to provide food and employment opportunities for the growing population in Somalia

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) built a modern poultry farm with a total floor space of 198 sq. meters in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, as part of the “Project for Developing Layer Poultry Farming in Somalia,” implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of the…

Source: African Union Mission in Somalia |

AMISOM Collaborates with Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre to Train Senior Officers in Monitoring and Evaluation for Peace Support Operations

The training is facilitated by the AU Political Affairs Peace and Security (PAPS) Department, the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) and the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU)

Senior officials across the military, police, and civilian components of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), are attending a five-day training programme curated on Monitoring Evaluation and Learning for Peace Support Operations in Africa (MELPAC) by trainers from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), from Ghana. The…

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Somalia: a hospital whiteboard tallies blast victims amid period of uncertainty

Madina is Somalia’s de facto war hospital and over the years its admission numbers have become a barometer for the level of insecurity in Somalia’s capital

Eleven wounded patients were admitted to Mogadishu’s Madina Hospital on 25th September. A week earlier, five others were admitted. The admission numbers displayed on a whiteboard at the triage unit, show that weapon-wounded patients, casualties of explosions, car bombs, shoot-outs, grenade attacks and suicide bombs are a tragic part of…