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    Residents of Heliwaa district hold posters during the community policing meeting. Photo: AMISOM

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    Waberi District Commissioner and AMISOM Police officers pose for a group photo after a community policing meeting convened by AMISOM Police at Wadajir district offices. Photo: AMISOM

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    President Mohamud joins thousands of #Mogadishu residents to celebrate national youth day. #Somalia

May 22, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Several Suspects Arrested In Kismaayo Following Killing Of Traditional Leader (Wacaal Media)
  • Luuq Administration Opposes The Motion Presented Before The Federal Parliament (Goobjoog News)
  • Former Somalia Premier Urges Somali Diaspora To Participate Somalia Democratic Process (Somali Current)
  • Qardo Welcomes In Style Puntland Head Of State (Wacaal Media)
  • Al-Shabaab Called To Pledge Allegiance To ISIS (Somali Current)
  • EU Steps Up Engagement In Support Of Somali Culture (Somali Current)
  • War-Torn Somalia Opens 2nd Bank In Capital (Xinhua)
  • Al-Shabaab Fighters Storm Garissa Mosques Threaten ‘Traitors’ Day After Ethiopian Soldiers Crossed To Kenya (Standard Digital News)
  • Mogadishu’s Lido beach: Sun Surf And… Grenade (BBC)
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May 22, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • ‘Jubba River Offensive’ To Liberate Al-Shabaab Held Areas In Jubaland (Garowe Online)
  • Suspected Militants Kill Puntland Security Commander (Garowe Online)
  • Parliament Chartered Ship Carrying Refugees Docks At Berbera Port (Goobjoog News)
  • Civil Servants And Armed Forces To Donate To Yemen Refugees (Goobjoog News)
  • Somaliland Forces Withdraw from Taleex (RBC Radio)
  • Kenyan Mosque In Garissa Briefly Taken By Al-Shabaab (BBC News)
  • British Man Charged With Trying To Join Al- Shabaab in Somalia (Associated Press)
  • Somalia Listed As Worst Country For Maternal Health (Voice of America)
  • UAE People & Politics: The Ongoing Campaign To Save Somalia (The National)
  • Somalia: Why Opposition Unity Is A Choice (RBC Radio)
May 22, 2015 | Morning Headlines

May 21, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • South West State To Reopen KM50 Airport (Goobjoog News)
  • AMISOM To Receive Fighter Jets (Somali Current)
  • Somali Minister For Internal Security Jets Off to Djibouti (Goobjoog News)
  • Puntland Lashes Out At Galmudug Over Ownership Of Mudug Region (Wacaal News)
  • AMISOM Police Commences Refresher Training In Belet Weyne (Goobjoog News)
  • Somalia Denies Deal Over Deportees From Denmark (Horseed Media)
  • 5 Suspected Al-Shabaab Militants Nabbed In Somalia (Xinhua)
  • White Widow Samantha Lewthwaite ‘Commands Army Of 200 Female Jihadis And Is Called Mother of Holy War (Mirror)
  • A Onetime Refugee Aims High (Harvard Gazette)
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May 21, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Jubaland Accuses Federal Parliament Speaker Of Backing Motion (Garowe Online)
  • Interim Jubba Administration Leader Makes Reshuffle (Goobjoog News)
  • El-Bur Residents Face Water Shortage and Lack of Health Facilities(Goobjoog News)
  • Kenya Jets Bombs Al-Shabaab Base In Gedo (Radio Dalsan)
  • Puntland Opens Civil Registration Office In Qardo (Wacaal Media)
  • Five  Al-Shabaab Suspects Arrested In Mogadishu (Radio Bar-Kulan)
  • Somalia’s Al-Shabaab Condemns ‘Savage Buddhists’ Urges Help For Rohingya( AFP/ Daily Star)
  • World Must Not ‘Squander’ Opportunity In Somalia UN Envoy Tells Security Council(UN News Centre)
  • Does Kerry’s Surprise Visit To Somalia Prelude A Renewed US-Somali Relationship? (Global Risk Insights)
  • Climate Of Fear In Dadaab Refugee Camp Leads Many To Consider Repatriation (The Guardian)
May 21, 2015 | Morning Headlines

May 20, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Mogadishu Tax Collectors Undergoes Fresh Training (Goobjoog News)
  • US To Offer Capacity Building To Jubbaland Armed Forces (Wacaal News)
  • Somali Federal Government In Budget Deficit (Goobjoog News)
  • MP Hosh Jibril “Federal Parliament Has Only Advisory Role In The Regional States” (Goobjoog News)
  • Burundi Might Leave Somalia As US Cuts Aid (The Observer)
  • 7000 Somali Refugees Return From Yemen (Gulf Today)
  • Ethiopian Forces ‘Cross Into Kenya’ Risk Diplomatic Fallout With Key Regional Ally (Mail & Guardian Africa)
  • Who Really Rules Somalia? – The Tale Of Three Big Clans And Three Countries (Mail & Guardian Africa)
  • Somalia’s Al-Shabaab ‘Taking The Wrong Path’ (BBC News)
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May 20, 2015 | Morning Headlines.

Key Headlines

  • Somali Regional Leader Says He Survived Ambush Near Mogadishu (Radio Danaan)
  • Hundreds Demonstrate Against Motion Presented Before The Federal Parliament of
  • Somalia (Goobjoog News)
  • Somali King In South Africa To Meet Zulu King Over Xenophobia Attacks (Horseed Media)
  • Puntland Govt Lifts Ban On Nat’l Broadcaster Operations (Garowe Online)
  • South West State Executes Convicted Al-shabab Fighter In Baidoa (RBC Radio)
  • Two Missing Girls Claim They’ve Joined Islamist Group In Syria (Standard Digital)
  • How Al-Shabaab Is Dividing Communities In Northern Kenya (Channel 4 News)
  • Life as a Somali Nomad Motivates Starbucks Partner to Help Children (Starbucks Newsroom)
  • How Somalia’s Al-Shabaab Turned Against Its Own Foreign Fighters (The Intercept)
May 20, 2015 | Morning Headlines.

May 19, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • South-West State President Escapes Assassination Attempt (Goobjoog News)
  • Residents Of Lower Jubba Take To The Streets Protesting Against Motion Tabled In Federal Parliament On Jubbaland (Wacaal Media)
  • Mogadishu Mayor Pledges Resettlement For Returning Refugees (Goobjoog News)
  • Minister of Defense Visits Kismaayo (Radio Muqdisho)
  • Ban Ki-Moon: Yemen Crisis Could Open Jihadist Path Through Somalia (Economic Times)
  • Somalia Evacuates 95  Nationals From Yemen: Official (Xinhua)
  • Muslim Preacher Charged In Nairobi Court With Incitement To Kill ( Daily Nation)
  • Where there is oil and gas there is Schlumberger (The Guardian)
  • Meeting Maternal And Child Health Needs In  A Complex Operating Environment (IFRC)
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May 19, 2015 | Morning Headlines.

Key Headlines

  • Somalia Bans Police Officers From Chewing Khat (Garowe Online)
  • First Batch Of Somalis And Yemenis Evacuated by Air Touches Down Somalia’s Soil (Goobjoog News)
  • Denmark Forcibly Deports Somali Asylum-Seekers (Horseed Media)
  • Somaliland President Warns Against Rebuilding Somali Army (Radio Dalsan)
  • Somali Intelligence Detain Dozens In Mogadishu Hotel (Radio Dalsan)
  • Deadly Protest In Lasaanod As Somaliland Celebrates 24 Years Of Independence (Garowe Online)
  • Paramilitary Group Shuts Down Radio Station (Garowe Online)
  • Minnesota Experts Seek New Approach Against Terrorism (Star Tribune)
  • ‘White Widow’ Samantha Lewthwaite Is Now Right Hand Of Al Shabaab Leader In Somalia: Report(International Business Times)
  • An American Company Like No Other Operating in Mogadishu (Wardheer News)
May 19, 2015 | Morning Headlines.

May 18, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Key Headlines

  • Women Full-Face Veil Banned For Security Fears In Central Somalia Town (Garowe Online)
  • Boat Packed With Somali Returnees Departures From Yemen (Goobjoog News)
  • 25 killed in Somalia including AMISOM forces (Somali Current)
  • Puntland President Meets Yemeni Envoy Amid Refugee Influx (Garowe Online)
  • Al-Shabaab Claims Control Of US Drone In Somalia (Xinhua)
  • UAE Exerts Utmost Efforts To Save Somalia Revive Its  Economy Says Somali official (WAM)
  • Somali Islamists deny Burundian President’s Claim Of Planned Attack (Reuters)
  • White Widow ‘has killed 400 people’ as key figure in Al-Shabaab (The Telegraph)
  • Hargeisa’s Isolation & Idiosyncratic Presidency In the South: A Fool’s Errand! (Wardeer News)
  • What we did not tell to the Turkish (Hiiraan)
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May 18, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Suspected US Drone Crashes In Burhakaba ( Radio Dalsan)
  • H.E. Ms Mathews OBE Meets With Bristol Somali Community (Hiiraan Online)
  • New Faces In Anti-Puntland President Caucus ( Garowe Online)
  • Patience Running Out In Puntland After Influx Of  Refugees From Yemen (Horseed Media)
  • Illegal Fishing Disrupts Fishermen’s Livelihood In Former Somalia Pirate Hub (Garowe Online)
  • Puntland Police Gives Details Of Saturday’s Security Sweep In Bossaso (Goobjoog News)
  • Focus report: 15 Germans Fighting In Somalia For Al-Shabab  (Deutsche Welle )
  • The Militants Fight Back: First It Was Somalia’s Al- Shabaab Now Boko Haram Recaptures Key Town in Nigeria (Mail & Guardian )
  • Minnesota’s Radical Experiment in Jihadi Rehab  (The Newyorker )
  • Somali President Extols FIFA (Soko25East)
  • Somali Youth Ready To Migrate To Europe Despite Perils (Xinhua)
  • Money Keeps Moving Toward Somalia Sometimes In Suitcases (Foreign Policy)
May 18, 2015 | Morning Headlines