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    At least forty female officers from the Somali Police Force (SPF) concluded a one day seminar convened to assess the needs of female officers, with the view of improving their work conditions and enhancing their role in the force. The female police officers called for more involvement in the Somali Police Force. Photo: AMISOM

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    The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia’s (UNSOM) office in Garowe delivered a 20 KVA generator donated by the Somali Police Force (SPF) to Puntland’s Police Force today in the presence of the Puntland Minister of Security, the Puntland Police Commissioner, and Commanders of the Central Investigation Department (CID) and Traffic Police. Photo: UNSOM

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    The Secretary-General met on Sunday with Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, on the margins of the summit of the League of Arab States. Photo: UNSOM

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    A shopkeeper serves a customer in the Somali capital Mogadishu. More and more businesses are now opening up as a result of continued peace and stability. #SomaliaRising. Photo: AMISOM

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    Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mahamud who is currently attending the Central State formation and reconciliation conference in Dhusamareeb town in Galgadud region, has started conducted side meetings with separate delegations in order to establish deadlines and next steps. Photo: Federal Government of Somalia

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    Senior officials of Somali federal and regional governments and members of the international community attend a meeting of the Somali Development & Reconstruction Facility Steering Committee in Mogadishu. Photo: UNSOM

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    AMISOM instructors run members of the Somali National Army through a wide array of drills and military tactics at the Jazeera Training Camp in Mogadishu. Photo: AMISOM

April 1, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Key Headlines

  • Ahlu Sunnah Blocks AMISOM Convoy En Route To Adado (Goobjoog News)
  • Puntland President Appoints New Deputy Minister (Radio Dalsan)
  • Two Alleged Al Shabab Members Killed Execution-Style In Baladweyne (Goobjoog News)
  • Somali Scholars Warn Against The Spread Of Shia Ideology (Radio Dalsan)
  • Clan Elder Shot Dead In Baidoa (Garowe Online)
  • Mogadishu Mayor Arrives In Nairobi (Radio Bar-Kulan)
  • AMISOM Ambassador Meets EU Partners And Somali Diaspora (Coastweek/Xinhua News)
  • UN Offers Kenya $40m Refund For Somalia Operation (Africa Review)
  • Counter Piracy Patrols: China Out Chile In ( IHS Maritime 360)
  • Mixed Reactions To Kenya’s Plan To Build Border Security Wall (Xinhua News/China.org)
  • Xenophobic Attacks In South Africa Leave Communities In Fear (Channel News Asia)
  • To Shabaab; Barbaric Attacks Will Not Deter Progress Of A Nation (Warya Post)
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April 1, 2015 | Morning Headlines.

Key Headlines

  • President Gaas: “We Are Planning To Retrieve Sool And Sanaag Regions” (Goobjoog News)
  • Central State Formation Convention To Kick Off On Wednesday (Garowe Online)
  • COMESA Members Urged To Support Somalia (Somali Current)
  • Scores Of People Detained Over Kismayo Attacks (Mareeg Media)
  • Puntland President Abdiweli Gaas Attends Q&A Gathering In Garowe (RBC Radio)
  • Kagezi Murder: Terror Trial Suspended (New Vision)
  • Boatload Of Yemeni Refugees Land In Somalia (The East African)
  • E. Africa Braces For Security Fallout From Yemen Conflict (VOA)
  • Ambassador ‘Bari Bari’ – “We Have Lost A Great Human Rights Advocate” UN Expert On Somalia Says(OHCHR)
  • Rise In Illegal Fishing Threatens To Revive Somali Piracy (Reuters)
April 1, 2015 | Morning Headlines.

March 31, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Key Headlines

  • Somalia Signs Cooperation Agreement With Sweden Statistics (Wacaal Media)
  • Security Operation In Lower Shabelle Nabs 15 Suspects (Goobjoog News)
  • Martial Court In Hiran Warns Armed Forces Not To Sleep On The Job (Goobjoog News)
  • Water Shortage Hits Villages In Baidoa (Radio Ergo)
  • Yemeni Refugees Fleeing Conflict Arrive In Somalia UNHCR (Mareeg Media)
  • Relatives In Shock As ‘Jihadi Brides’ Arraigned In Court (Standard Digital Media)
  • Radical Cleric Arrested While Fleeing To Somalia (The Star Kenya)
  • Senior Ugandan Public Prosecutor Shot And Killed In Kampala Suburb (Reuters Africa)
  • British Woman’s Shock At Learning Her Mother Is A Top Jihadist Who Helps Suicide Bombers And Is Known As Mama Shabab (Daily Mail)
  • Chile To Dispatch Ship To Support EU Somalia Counter-Piracy Campaign (IHS Jane)
  • Mogadishu City Report Card: The Good The Bad And The Ugly (Hiiraan Online)
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March 31, 2015 | Morning Headlines.

Key Headlines

  • UN Human Rights Council Observes Minute of Silence for Passing of Ambassador “Bari-Bari” of Somalia (Puntlandi News)
  • Militants Threaten More Hotel Attacks In Somalia (Hiiraan Online)
  • SOSCENSA Urges Auditor General To Detail Corruption In Government Departments (Goobjoog News)
  • Another Al-Shabaab Official Surrenders To Federal Government  (Garowe Online)
  • Veteran Somali Representative Laid To Rest In Garowe (Radio Dalsan)
  • Terror Suspects Detained For 20 Days (Daily Nation)
  • Senior Al-Shabaab Intelligence Commander Surrenders In Somalia (Xinhua News)
  • Mediation Could Be Key To Curbing School Suspensions (SC Times)
  • Germany Extends Military Deployment In Somalia (WSWS.org)
  • Female Police Officers Call For More Involvement In The Somali Police Force (AMISOM)
  • Fashion Model’s Unlikely Path To Fame (CNN)
March 31, 2015 | Morning Headlines.

March 30, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Key Headlines

  • Somalia Administration Offers Help In Yemen Fighting (Somali Current)
  • Salad Ali Jelle: “Government Should Do A Census” (Radio Goobjoog)
  • Ex-Puntland President Lambasts Central Government For Security Lapse (Garowe Online)
  • UN Chief And Somalia President Discuss On Key Vision 2016 Deadlines (Horseed Media)
  • Somali Government Says It Cannot Dismantle Al-Shabab Without The Support Of The People (RBC Radio)
  • Somali Diaspora Plea To Westpac: Don’t Cut Remittances Lifeline (Somali Remittance Action Group/Hiiraan Online)
  • Women Nabbed At Kenya-Somalia Border En Route To Join Al-Shabaab (Standard Media)
  • Garissa Residents Demand Answers After Two Killed Bodies Carried Away (Daily Nation)
  • ‘We Need Change Now’ (Minnesota Daily)
  • First Football Academy Opened In Mogadishu (CCTV Africa)
  • UN Strongly Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack On Mogadishu Hotel (UN News Centre)
  • Somalia Border Wall Is A Vital Strategy For Kenya (The Star Kenya)
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March 27, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Key Headlines

  • Fresh Clan Clashes In Deefow Locality (Radio Goobjoog)
  • IS Likely Trying To Add Al-Shabab To Its Ranks (Garowe Online/VOA)
  • Benadir Administration Reconstructs Hawo Asir-Fagah Road In Mogadishu (Radio Goobjoog)
  • Danish Police Arrest Two Over Plot Against Minister (Shabelle News)
  • Civil Society Groups Review Human Rights Progress In Somalia (Somali Current)
  • Ugandan Fighter’s Story Of Al Shabaab Somalia Camp (Chimp Reports)
  • Fencing Off Al-Shabab (Al-Ahram Weekly)
  • Top Shabaab Commander Captured (IOL News)
  • Rochester Ringleaders In Khat-Trafficking Sentenced (Democrat & Chronicle)
  • St. Cloud Business Leaders Learn About Somali Workforce (SC Times)
  • Kenya: Official Apology For Past Wrongs (New York Times)
  • Her Instagram Feed Finds The Fun In Long-Suffering Somalia (NPR)
  • A Fiery Dissenter Rethinks Her Views (NYT Live)
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March 27, 2015 | Morning Headlines.

Key Headlines

  • Saudi Arabia Requests Use Of Somali airspace For Houthi Attack (Radio Dalsan)
  • Somalia President Clan Elders In Fresh Squabble Over Convention (Garowe Online)
  • Jubbaland Forces Along With AMISOM In Operations To Liberate Villages Under Al-Shabab Control(RBC Radio)
  • Somali Pirates Hijack Vessel For First Time In 3 Years (Horseed Media)
  • Ahlu Sunnah Accuses Government Of Breaking Accord (Radio Goobjoog)
  • Uganda Confirms Al-Shabaab Threat (New Vision)
  • Fears Al-Shabaab Is On The Verge Of Joining Forces With Islamic State (ENCA)
  • Sierra Leone News: Soldiers Who Die In Somalia Were Heroes CDS (Sierra Leone Times)
  • Somali Entrepreneur To Launch Scheme To Ease Cash Transfer Fears (Reuters)
  • Innovation In Somalia: Launch Of E-Transfer Cards In Bossaso (WFP)
March 27, 2015 | Morning Headlines.

March 26, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Key Headlines

  • IJA And AMISOM Amass Troops In The Countryside (Radio Goobjoog)
  • Fifth Somali Man Killed In Canada Since The Start Of Year (Sahan Journal)
  • Former Mogadishu Mayor Says Somalia Is Heading To Balkanization (Radio Goobjoog)
  • Humanitarian Crisis In Southern Somalia (Shabelle Media)
  • Somali Defence Minister Meets EU Military Officials (Horseed Media)
  • African Armies Told To Tackle Terrorism (New Vision)
  • Wall Meant To Forestall Forays By Somalia Gunmen (Daily Nation)
  • Why A Retired British Army Colonel Has Become The Last Hope For Somalia’s Forgotten Hostages (The Telegraph)
  • Despite Low Income Traditional Blacksmiths Thriving In Mogadishu (CCTV Africa)
  • In Somalia Wire Transfers Go Underground (Marketplace)
  • Turkey In Somalia (Hiiraan Online)
  • Business Lessons I Have Learned From Somali Traders (Africa Supply Chain Frontier)
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March 26, 2015 | Morning Headlines.

Key Headlines

  • Former Ceelbuur Governor Kidnapped By Al Shabaab (Radio Bar-Kulan)
  • Thousands Of Somali Refugees Trapped In Yemen Violence (Horseed Media)
  • EU Promises To Double Military Training For Somalia (Somali Current)
  • Germany Supports Voluntary Return Of Refugees To Somalia (Radio Goobjoog)
  • Somalia Attends International Youth Conference In Kuala Lumpur (Radio Dalsan)
  • MPs Approve Nominee For Somalia Envoy (Daily Nation)
  • Remittance Cuts A Threat to Somalia’s Food Security (VOA)
  • Members Of Congress Urge Congressional Leadership To Support Somalia (US Congress/Hiiraan Online)
  • Couple Spends Millions To Save Migrants In The Mediterranean (NPR)
  • How Do You Stop Rape In A Broken State? Somalia Is Giving It A Try (Women’s Media Center)
  • Somalia: Civil Society And Human Rights Meeting (UNSOM/AMISOM)
March 26, 2015 | Morning Headlines.

March 25, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Key Headlines

  • Vehicle Loaded With Explosives Confiscated In Ceelbur (Radio Bar-Kulan)
  • Police Officials Military Clash At A Checkpoint In Afgooye (Wacaal.com)
  • Federal Government Of Somalia And Partners Approve Key Programmes Under The New Deal (Somali Current)
  • South West State To Renovate Government Hotels To Attract Tourism (Goobjoog News)
  • Somalia Interferes With Sweden-Saudi Arabia Row (Horseed Media)
  • Somalia Rejects Kenya’s Plan To Construct Wall Along Border (The Star)
  • ISIS Reaches Out To Somali Terror Group Al-Shabaab (Breitbart.com)
  • Why A Delegation Of Turkish Officials Visited Minnesota (Minnpost.com)
  • In Somalia Wire Transfers Go Underground (Marketplace)
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