updated 1:42 PM MDT, Jun 27, 2017

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UNHCR Urges Continued International Protection for Asylum-Seekers From Somalia

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Geneva — The UN refugee agency on Tuesday announced that it has released updated guidelines on the international protection needs of people fleeing southern and central Somalia that underscore the need for governments to assess applications for protection on the basis of reliable, up-to-date information about the situation in Mogadishu and other areas.

Soma Oil & Gas Holdings Limited: Funding Agreement and Board Appointments


Soma Oil & Gas Holdings Limited ("Soma Oil & Gas" or "the Company") announces that it has secured an equity investment of US$50 million from a private investment company, Winter Sky.  In conjunction with the funding agreement, three individuals connected to Winter Sky have joined the Soma Oil & Gas Holdings Limited board as Non Executive Directors. 

New Mission Commander for EU Training Mission in Somalia

Brussels — Brigadier General Massimo Mingiardi was today appointed new Mission Commander for the EU training mission in Somalia (EUTM Somalia).

General Mingiardi, from Italy, will take up his duties on 15 February 2014. He will succeed Brigadier General Gerald Aherne, who had been in the position since February 2013.

EUTM Somalia, launched in spring 2010, has contributed to training about 3,600 Somali troops so far, with a special focus on officers, specialists and trainers. It is part of the EU's comprehensive approach for a stable, democratic and prosperous Somalia and embedded in the EU strategic framework for the Horn of Africa.

The mission provides specialised military training and mentoring in the training domain. It also delivers political and strategic advice to the Somali ministry of defence and the chief of defence forces and advises on security sector development. This is to lay the

foundations of a Somali-owned military training system. In the first months of 2014, the mission is set to conduct all its advisory, mentoring and training activities in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Today's decision was taken by the EU's Political and Security Committee.

SOURCE Council of the European Union