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    Somalia new president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo Officially assumes office in a colorful ceremony attended by senior government officials. Photo: @MudaneFarmaajo

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    Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo meets with Outgoing President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Speaker of Somali Parliament Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari at Villa Somalia yesterday before the official hand over today. Photo: @MudaneFarmaajo

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    A new battle group from Burundi arrives in Mogadishu to replace soldiers who completed a year tour of duty in Somalia. Photo: AMISOM

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    Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo Meets with representative from the International community to discuss with ways to counter the current drought situation the country. Photo: Radio Muqdisho

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    President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo met with Italian Ambassador to Somalia , Carlo Campalina. Photo: M_Farmaajo

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    President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo hosts dinner for former presidential candidates. Photo: Facebook.

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    The new President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo is sworn in after he was declared the winner of the presidential election held at the Mogadishu Airport hangar in Mogadishu on February 8, 2017. Photo: UN Photo/ Ilyas Ahmed.

February 17, 2017 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • AMISOM Will Stay In Somalia Till SNA Is Reformed Says President Farmaajo (Goobjoog News)
  • Two Killed In Violent Robbery In Dharkenley District (Goobjoog News)
  • Somaliland Warns Politicians And Journalists From Travelling To Somalia (Radio Dalsan)
  • Somali Forces Secure Villa Somalia As President Spends His First Night In The Palace (Dhacdo.com)
  • Al-Shabaab Claims Attack As New Somali Leader Takes Office (The East African)
  • Somalia’s Peaceful Presidential Handover Bolsters Hope (United States Institute for Peace Blog)
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February 17, 2017 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Three Killed In Mortar Attack Near Presidential Palace In Somalia (Xinhua)
  • Farmaajo Announces Interim Staff After Taking Reins At Villa Somalia (Hiiraan Online)
  • No Retirement Deal For Hassan Sheikh Mohamud As State Officers Benefits Bill Still Hangs In Parliament (Goobjoog News)
  • Kenya Hails Peaceful Presidential Polls In Somalia (Xinhua)
  • Families Struggle To Survive Drought In North Eastern Somalia (BBC)
  • Somalia’s New Leader Faces Delicate Balancing Act (Mail Online)
February 17, 2017 | Morning Headlines

February 16, 2017 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Former President Mohamud To Exit Villa Somalia Today As Farmaajo Takes Over (Goobjoog News)
  • Senator Farole Urges To Support New President Warns Against Political Interference (Garowe Online)
  • Additional Money Imposed On Passengers At Adan Adde Airport (Allbenadir.com)
  • British Envoy Urges Action To Prevent Somalia Famine Deaths (ABC News)
  • Somalia ‘Plans To File Legal Complaint Against UAE’ Over Somaliland Base (Press TV)
  • The Time Is Now to Prevent A New Famine In Somalia (Chatham House)

February 16, 2017 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Somalia Suspends Flights To Mogadishu On Inauguration Day (Garowe Online)
  • Social Activist Abdimalik Coldon Arrested In Somaliland Over President Farmaajo’s Support (Goobjoog News)
  • Second Elder In Two days Shot Dead In Mogadishu (Hiiran Online)
  • Progress Expected In Somalia After Election: AU Mission (Xinhua)
  • Ethiopian President Lauds Defense Forces For Fight Against Al-Shabaab (Africa News)
  • Somalia Presidential Elections: Is Democracy Emerging? (Prospect Magazine)
February 16, 2017 | Morning Headlines

February 15, 2017 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Daallo Plane Carrying Somali MPs And Ministers Makes Emergency Landing In Nairobi (Radio Dalsan)
  • All Crew Members Rescued After Commercial Boat Sinks Off Coast Of Somalia (Goobjoog News)
  • Calm Returns To Parts Of Mudug Region After Battle (Shabelle News)
  • Auditor General Says Approval Of 2017 Budget By Cabinet Is Illegal (Jowhar.com)
  • Somaliland Asks US for Exemption To Trump’s Travel Ban (Associated Press)
  • Somalia Heralds New Dawn After Election (Daily Nation)

February 15, 2017 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Galmudug Forces Engage In Deadly Gunfight With Al-Shabaab In Central Somalia (Garowe Online)
  • Somalia Dismisses Somaliland-UAE Military Base Deal (Goobjoog News)
  • Late former Puntland President Honoured With State Funeral In Bosaso (Garowe Online)
  • Global Charity Group Warns Of Famine In Somalia (Xinhua)
  • UNHCR Repatriates 4753 Somali Refugees In 2 Weeks (China.org)
  • Will New Reformer Somali President Overcome The Huge Challenges? (The East African)
February 15, 2017 | Morning Headlines

February 14, 2017 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Somalia To Inaugurate President Farmaajo On 22nd February (Goobjoog News)
  • Senior Al-Shabaab Commanders Surrender In Baidoa (Garowe Online)
  • Electoral College Delegate Killed In Mogadishu (Goobjoog News)
  • Galmudug And SNA Forces Launch An Operation Toward Harardhere (Dhacdo.com)
  • New Burundi Battle Group Arrives In Somalia (AMISOM)
  • Iran Gets 8 Sailors Freed From Somali Pirates: MP (Press TV)
  • Lessons Derived From Somalia Polls (Standard Digital)

February 14, 2017 | Morning Headlines.

Key Headlines

  • Puntland Military Court Sentences Alleged Al-Shabaab Members To Death(Goobjoog News)
  • President Farmaajo Urged To Appoint A Competent PM (Shabelle News)
  • Three Female Journalists Allegedly Beaten By Police In Hargeisa (Goobjoog News)
  • Visiting UN Official Calls For Respect Of Human Rights During Military Operations (UNSOM)
  • Somalia Sees Hope On The Horizon But US Partnership Is Needed (The Hill)
February 14, 2017 | Morning Headlines.

February 13, 2017 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • President Farmaajo Freezes Government’s Bank Accounts Ahead Of The Inauguration (Garowe Online)
  • Grenade Attack At Checkpoint Kills One In Mogadishu (Goobjoog News)
  • Jubbaland President Holds Talks With UN Envoy (dhacdo.com)
  • Newly Elected MP Dies In Mogadishu Hospital  (Goobjoog News)
  • Why Mogadishu Attracts Foreign Workers (BBC News Day)
  • Famine Grips Somalia After Two-year Drought (Toronto Star)
  • A New Test For Somalia Unity (Hiiraan Online)
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February 13, 2017 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Free Media Vital For Open Governance-President Farmaajo (Goobjoog News)
  • Heavy Fighting Between SNA And Al-Shabaab In Hiiraan (Goobjoog News)
  • Farmaajo Meets Former President At Villa Somalia Ahead Of Inauguration (Garowe Online)
  • Somaliland Agrees To UAE Military Base In Northern Port *(Associated Press)
  • Somalia Says It Will Resume Printing Currency Soon (VOA)
  • Kenya May Have To Study Somalia’s New President More (Daily Nation)
February 13, 2017 | Morning Headlines