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    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark reaffirmed the UN agency’s strong support for the development, peacebuilding, and statebuilding processes underway in Somalia during her visit to the country on Wednesday. Photo:@UNdeClercq

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    Tighter collaboration between AMISOM and SNA will be key to securing the upcoming electoral process and countering Al-Shabaab, the regional body’s Force Commander, Lt. Gen. Osman Noor Soubagleh said Monday. Photo: AMISOM

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    Secretary of State, John Kerry meets with regional foreign ministers on regional cooperation and dialogue to resolve challenges in Somalia and South Sudan. Photo: @JohnKerry

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    Somali President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs to prepare for the IGAD Summit in Mogadishu next month. Photo: @MinisterMOFA

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    UNSOM police advisers in collaboration with Puntland Police concluded a three-day training for 16 female police officers from across the state. Photo: UNSOM

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    A delegation of senior Burundi military personnel serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has held a meeting with Middle Shabelle administration officials, to discuss ways of securing the forthcoming elections in the region. Photo: AMISOM

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    Somalis flocked to the 2nd annual Mogadishu Book Fair held at the City Palace Hotel in Mogadishu. Photo: @IntegrationTV

August 29, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Two dead Three Injured  In IED Blast And Gunfire In Beled-Hawo (Shabelle News)
  • Serious Water Shortage Hits Areas In Mudug region (Goobjoog News)
  • A Grenade Blast Targets Somali Troops In Afgoye (Shabelle News)
  • Mo Farah’s brother ‘afraid for his life’ Over Fears He Could Be Deported To Somalia (The Independent UK)
  • At least 7 Al-Shabaab Militants Killed in S. Somalia: Official (Xinhua)
  • Somalia’s Forgotten Institutions (Jowhar.com)
August 29, 2016 | Morning Headlines

August 26, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Al-Shabaab Militants Raid Beach Restaurant In Mogadishu After Setting Off Car Bomb (The Independent)
  • Somalia Hunts For Fake-Cash Bank Teller (Shabelle News)
  • Landmine Blast injures Five Soldiers In Somalia (Shabelle News)
  • UNDP Chief Vows Support To Development In Somalia (Xinhua News)
  • UN: Somali Refugees Leaving Kenya Due To Threats Pressure (VOA)
  • Black Lives Matter Protests Death Of Abdirahman Abdi Across Canada (The Globe & The Mail)
August 26, 2016 | Morning Headlines

August 25, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Ex Vice President Buried In Mogadishu (Shabelle/Goobjoog News)
  • An Elder Calls On Government To Respect Media Freedom (Shabelle News)
  • Renegade ASWJ Militia Leader Defect To Galmudug (Radio Kulmiye)
  • AMISOM SNA Pledge Unity In War Against Al-Shabaab (AMISOM)
  • Somalia Is At A “Good Turning Point” Says UNDP Head Helen Clark (UNSOM)
  • Somalia’s Digital Battleground (Warisboring.com)
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August 25, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Somali President: UAE Supports Our Country’s Construction Process And Fight Against Terrorism(Goobjoog News/WOMA)
  • Army Colonel Shot Dead In Somali Capital (Anadolu Agency)
  • Victims Of Galkayo Attacks Are In Serious Condition –  Medics (Goobjoog News)
  • Garowe Hospital Offers Fistula Treatment For Patient Mothers (Goobjoog News)
  • Five Arrested After Grenade Attack In Mogadishu (Xinhua News)
  • UNHCR Says 18000 Refugees Leave Dadaab Camp For Somalia In 2016 (Prensa Latina)
  • 11th Somali Man In Minnesota Charged With ISIL Support (USA Today)
  • Former ICU Financier Slams ‘insupportable’ Al- Shabaab ‘Kill Bombing’ Policy (Hiiraan Online)
August 25, 2016 | Morning Headlines

August 24, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Regional Troops Clash With Al-Shabaab In Southwest Somalia (Voice of America)
  • Senior Al-Shabaab Official Killed By Somali Forces In South Central Somalia (Goobjoog News)
  • Somaliland Petitions For International Recognition (Hiiraan Online)
  • 1 Killed In Blast At Minister’s Residence (Shavelle News)
  • Walking The Road With Somali Police (AMISOM)
  • Al Shabaab Fighters Are After Me Says Ex-terror Suspect (Standard Digital)
  • Dadaab Power Station To Spur Garissa Growth (The Star)
  • President’s Trip To Jigjiga: Lessons To Be Learned (Wardheer News)

August 24, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Somalia AU Forces Kill 8 Al-Shabaab Militants (Xinhua News)
  • Kenya Seeks US Support To Transform AMISOM Into UN Mission (Goobjoog News)
  • Somalia AU Troops ‘Regain Ground’ From Al-Shabaab (Shabelle News)
  • Education Minister Asks Universities To Set Admission Standards (Goobjoog News)
  • AU Mission Vows To Deter Al-Shabaab From Disrupting Somalia Polls (Xinhua News)
  • Jubaland Minister Says Kenyans Were Involved In Mogadishu Hotel Attack (Daily Nation)
  • SRSG Keating Holds Discussions With Senior Jubbaland Officials (UNSOM)
  • These Young Somalis Are Creating Their Own Traditions In The Midwest (Refinery29)
August 24, 2016 | Morning Headlines

August 23, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • US To Provide Sh19bn For Dadaab Closure And Electoral Reforms (Business Daily)
  • Puntland President Visit Sites Of Galkaayo Suicide Bombings (Goobjoog News)
  • Clan Clashes Leave One Dead Near Afgoye District (Shabelle News)
  • Galmudug’s SEIT Starts Delegate Registration For 2016 Elections (Goobjoog News)
  • Full Video: US Secretary of State John Kerry’s Press Conference In Nairobi Kenya (NTV)
  • Three Men On Way To Join Al-Shabaab Intercepted (Daily Nation)
  • Kerry Tells Kerry It Will Start Withdrawal From Somalia In 2018 (Bloomberg)
  • INTERVIEW: Our Territorial Integrity Is Incontestable But Our Foreign Policy Responsive To Global Dynamics – Somali Foreign Minister (Goobjoog News)
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August 23, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • AMISOM SNA Partnership Key To Securing Somali Electoral process – Force Commander (AMISOM)
  • Spokesman: AMISOM Kills 8 Militants Near Baidoa City (Shabelle News)
  • Puntland Speaks 24 Hours After Twin Blasts In Galkayo (Garowe Online)
  • Somaliland Forces Intervene In Deadly Somali Clan Fight In Northern Somalia (Goobjoog News)
  • Additional Funding For Kenya And Somalia (US Dept of State)
  • 7 Al-Shabaab Suspects Arrested In Security Swoop In Beledweyne Town Hiiraan Region Central Somalia(Intelligence Briefs)
  • Security At Mandera Border Enhanced To Deter Al-Shabaab Incursion (The Star)
  • UNSOM Launches Training Workshops For Journalists On Election Reporting (UNSOM)
  • Former Somalia Envoy To Kenya Mohamed Ali Nur To Face Incumbent Mohamud Hassan Sheikh In Presidential Race (The Standard)
August 23, 2016 | Morning Headlines

August 22, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Traders Importing Expired Food Will Be Prosecuted Somali Attorney General (Goobjoog News)
  • Two Hurt As Blast Hits Army Checkpoint In Mogadishu (Shabelle News)
  • Jubbaland President Urges Somali Leaders To Jointly Fight Against Al-Shabaab (Goobjoog News)
  • US Condemns Al-Shabaab Bombings In Somalia (Voice of America)
  • Detectives Arrest KDF Soldier Four Others Suspected Of Selling Explosives (Daily Nation)
  • Repatriation Of Somali Refugees From Kenya Uncertain Says Interior Minister (Bernama)
  • Soccer Team Helps Unite Maine City (The Boston Globe)
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August 22, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Twin Suicide Bombs Claimed By Al-Shabaab Kill 20 People In Somalia (Reuters)
  • Three People Injured In Mortar Shell Attack At Transport HQs In Mogadishu (Goobjoog News)
  • Amid Concerns Somaliland Insists ‘Timely’ Presidential Election (Hiiraan Online)
  • First Mobile Court Established In Jowhar District (Goobjoog News)
  • UN Urges Somalia To Abide By Poll Calendar (The Gulf Today)
  • NSSF Staff Arrested Over Terror Links (The Standard)
  • Uniformed UNSOS Personnel Honored For Distinguished Service (UNSOM)
  • General Mohamed Ali Samatar- A history Of Survival And Firsts Through The Storms (Goobjoog News)
August 22, 2016 | Morning Headlines