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    Members of Somalia’s National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) had the opportunity to share experiences about the country’s transition process and develop their knowledge base during three recent workshops in Jordan supported by the UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States, UNDP Somalia and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).

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    This #WPFDay2016, AMISOM salutes the Somali media who have continually ensured that there is access to information. Photo: AMISOM

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    A British Army team has arrived in Somalia as part of a United Nations mission to counter Al-Shabaab. Photo: BBC

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    Somali Police Commission advises the youth to join the Somali Police Force instead of taking risk journeys across the sea. Photo: @mustafaxaaji

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    Students at Simad University in Mogadishu work hard to keep their dreams alive despite massive challenges. Photo: @SalahOsman0

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    The port city of Kismayo is experiencing a construction boom. Photo: Zahra Arte

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    Participants from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the United Nations and attend a workshop on Human Rights Due Diligence Policy (HRDDP) held in Mogadishu on April 26, 2016. The two-day workshop brings together AMISOM, UNSOM, UNSOS and to discuss human rights issues on the mission in Somalia. Photo: AMISOM

May 4, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Erigavo Councilors Table Motion Against The Town’s Mayor (Goobjoog News)
  • Somaliland Police Arrest Cleric For Inciting Violence (Hiiraan Online)
  • Somali Journalists Converge In Conference Ahead Of NUSOJ Elections (Radio Dalsan)
  • Somali Soldiers Arrested Over Teacher’s Killing In Baladweyne Town (Goobjoog News)
  • Police Foil Interns Plan To Use Anthrax In terror Attack (Daily Nation)
  • Somali Student Faces Death Sentence For Trafficking ‘Khat’ Leaves (NST)
  • Kenya Says Arrests Key Member Of Militant Group Plotting Attacks (Reuters)
  • Somalia: “Pirates” Or Struggling Fishermen? (Mareeg Media)
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May 4, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Somalia Parliament Debates Election Model (Garowe Online)
  • Somali Special Force Overrun ISIS Training Facility (Radio Dalsan)
  • Two People Killed In Galkayo Clashes (Goobjoog News)
  • Human Rights Watch Urges Somalia To Protect Journalists (TRT World)
  • Somali Refugee In Critical Condition After Setting Herself On Fire (UPI)
  • Somali Journalists Stay Committed To Work In Country Ranked Among The World’s Most Dangerous(AMISOM)
May 4, 2016 | Morning Headlines

May 3, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • UN Security Council To Visit Somalia Ahead Of Vote (The East African)
  • Two People Killed In Checkpoint Clash In Galkayo (Goobjoog News)
  • Spectrum ASA Complete Acquisition Of 2D Seismic Data Offshore South Somalia (Shabelle News)
  • Kenya Set To Increase Consulates In Somalia (The Star)
  • Minneapolis Somali-American And Muslim Leaders Speak Out Against Racial Profiling (Star Tribune)
  • Interview: Scared. Silenced. Shot. The Life Of A Somali Journalist (Human Rights Watch)
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May 3, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • SNA And AMISOM Troops Retake Runirgod After Al-Shabaab Retreats (Shabelle News)
  • We Are Consistent In Paying Our Soldiers – President (Goobjoog News)
  • Hundreds In Puntland Protest Against Currency Devaluation (Garowe Online)
  • Somalia Launches Operation In Middle Shabelle Against Al-Shabaab (Xinhua)
  • Slovakia Receives 37 Somalis From Camps in Eritrea (UNHCR)
  • St. Paul Imam Finds Himself At The Center Of A Storm Over Law And Faith (Star Tribune)
May 3, 2016 | Morning Headlines

02 May 2016 – Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • First British Troops Arrive In Somalia As Part Of UN Mission (The Guardian)
  • Somali Policeman Shot Dead In Mogadishu (Shabelle News)
  • Somalia Hires Turkish Firm For Imported Goods Quality Inspections (RBC Radio)
  • Thaicom To Carry Somaliland National TV Programmes (RapidTV News)
  • Somali Militants Kill Soldiers Capture Town (CCTV)
  • Second Refugee Sets Themselves On Fire On Nauru (Stuff.co.uz)
  • We Will Remain Put In Somalia Until Our Mandate Is Accomplished- Amisom (The Star)
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May 2, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Somali Troops Carry Out Swoop In Marka After  Bomb Attack (Shabelle News)
  • Puntland President Receives High Level Delegation In Bossaso (Garowe Online)
  • For Somali Villagers Battling Militants Requires No Mighty Army But Sacrifice (Hiiraan Online)
  • Galmudug Leader In Jijiga For Talks Over Somalia-Ethiopia Border Clashes (Garowe Online)
  • Islamist Group Al-Shabaab Kills 15 Soldiers: Somali Military (Reuters)
  • Mogadishu Airport Increases Security (AMISOM)
  • Rising Malnutrition Is Overwhelming Nutrition Centre (ICRC)
May 2, 2016 | Morning Headlines

April 29, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Isis Conflict: Fears Mount Over Jihadists’ Somalia Branch Led By Briton (IBT)
  • Ministry Of Education To Conduct National Examination (Goobjoog News)
  • Al-Shabaab Attacks Somali Army Barrack In Mogadishu (Shabelle News)
  • No foreign Travel For MPs Somali Speaker (Radio Dalsan)
  • Sen. Franken Condemns Reported Racial Profiling of Somali-Americans By Federal Transportation Security Administration Officers (Office of Senator Franken)
  • Security Improves In Somalia As Police Force Builds Capacity – SPF Commissioner (AMISOM)
  • Levi Karuhanga The General Who Pacified Liberia Somalia (Daily Monitor)
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April 29, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Somalia AU Forces Face Resurgent Al-Shabaab (Voice of America)
  • Controversial Trials Of Somaliland Journalists Delayed (Mareeg Online)
  • Puntland President Eyes Arab Investment  (Garowe Online)
  • Military Offensives And Al-Shabaab Threats In Lower Shabelle Force Families To Flee To Mogadishu(Goobjoog News)
  • ISIL Is Competing With Al-Shabaab For Recruits In Somalia And Appears To Be Gaining Traction (Quartz Africa)
  • International Maritime Agency Urges Vigilance Despite Drop In Somali Piracy (Xinhua News)
  • Struggling For Survival In Drought-hit Somaliland (Reuters)
  • Strong Bonds Grow With Bellies At Program For Pregnant Somali Women (Seattle Times)
April 29, 2016 | Morning Headlines

April 28, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Government Forces Capture New Areas From Al-Shabaab In SW Somalia (Shanghai Daily)
  • Tension Rises In Balad Hawo As Jubbaland Minister Reaches Town (Shabelle News)
  • Renegades Soldiers Takes Control Of Buhoodle District (Mareeg Media)
  • Puntland State Accused Of Being Involved In Galgadud Conflict (Shabelle News)
  • Al-Shabaab Fighters Loyal To Islamic State Complicate Somalia Security (Voice of America)
  • UN Donates Vehicles To Enhance Security At Refugee Camps In Kenya (Shanghai Daily)
  • US Charges 2 In Attack On 3 Somali Men In Kansas (Voice of America)
  • Minnesota Policymakers Here’s The Right Way To Help Somali-Americans (Star Tribune)
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April 28, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Somali Security Forces Arrest 15 Al-Shabaab Suspects (Xinhua News)
  • EU Envoy And AU Envoy In Somalia Speak On Peacekeeping Funding (Garowe Online)
  • Construction Of 10000 Housing Units To Start In Mogadishu After Elections Say Turkish Foreign Officials(Goobjoog News)
  • Fears Of Renewed Clashes As Militiamen Seize Buhodle Town (Goobjoog News)
  • EU Reiterates Its Continued Support For AMISOM (AMISOM)
  • Minnesota T.S.A. Manager Says He Was Told To Target Somali-Americans (New York Times)
  • Somalia: Crisis Not Over (MSF International)
  • More Effort Needed To De-Radicalize Somali Youths – AU Special Rep For Somalia (AMISOM)
  • Can A Border Wall Stop ISIS? Construction To Begin On Massive Security Barrier To Stop Terrorists In Kenya (International Business Times)
April 28, 2016 | Morning Headlines