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    Burundi troops on parade during the ceremony to mark the completion of their one year tour of duty serving under AMISOM Photo: AMISOM

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    Abdirahman Mohamed Hussein, the Somali Minister of Interior and Federal Affairs speaks during the closing session of a three-day Consultative Process on Somalia’s Draft Political Parties Law held in Mogadishu on November 23 2015.

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    Galmudug Regional Assembly members undergoing a training on parliamentary function. Photo: AMISOM

  • The Interim South West Administration (ISWA) President Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan hands over gifts to the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Mr. Nicholas  for his support and dedication during the formation of the regional administration. Photo: UNSOM

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    A boy reads from his Quran at a mosque in Mogadishu, Somalia. Photo: AMISOM

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    After 24 years, Somalia re-opens it's embassy in Washington, D.C. Photo: Thabit Ab

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    The Mayor of Mogadishu, Yusuf Hussein Jimaale speaks during the closing session of the regional consultation in Mogadishu, Somalia on November 17 2015. Photo: UNSOM

November 27, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Pope Says Christian-Muslim Dialogue ‘Essential’ For Peace (Associated Press)
  • Puntland Bars Somali PM From Traveling To Their Region (Hiiraan Online)
  • Galkayo Tensions Dominate Puntland Cabinet Meeting (Garowe Online)
  • Minister Supports Legally Detaining Journalists Who ‘Cross The Line’ (Wacaal Media)
  • Somali Officials Warn Of Attacks By Al-Shabaab Faction (Voice of America)
  • Operation Atalanta German Warship FGS Erfurt Trains With Somaliland Coast Guard (EUCAP Nestor)
  • Somalia’s Fragile Security Puts Aid Out Of Reach For Many Who Desperately Need It (The Guardian)
November 27, 2015 | Morning Headlines

November 26, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Puntland Forces Repulse Al-Shabaab After Militants Attacked Their Base In Galgala Hills (Wacaal Media)
  • A Wider National Conference On Media In Mogadishu (Somali Update)
  • Somali Immigrants Stranded At The Border Of Greece And Macedonia Decry Segregation (Wacaal Media)
  • Puntland MPs Blame Federal Government For Stoking Galkayo Clashes (Garowe Online)
  • Somali Officials Warn Of Attacks By Al-Shabaab Faction (Voice of America)
  • UN Envoy For Somalia Expresses Concerns Over Recent Rise In Piracy Acts (UNSOM)
  • How Al-Qaeda And Islamic State Are Fighting For Al-Shabaab Affections In Somalia (The Telegraph)
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November 26, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • At Least 20 Al-Shabaab Suspects Arrested In Bulo-Burde Security Operation (Shabelle News)
  • Hiiraan Elders Set Out Conditions For Inter-regional State Formation (Hiiraan Online)
  • “Somalinders in Mogadishu Have The Rights To Give Their Notions” Feysal Ali Warabe (Radio Dalsan)
  • Despite Ceasefire Deal Fears Of Fighting Persist In Galkayo Town (Hiiraan Online)
  • UK To Spend Over $36Mln On Counter-Terrorism Experts Abroad Over Four Years (Sputnik News)
  • National Conference On Media And Information Ministry Cooperation Opens (UNSOM)
  • Galmudug Assembly Members Laud Training After Weeklong Seminars Come To A Close (AMISOM)
  • Somaliland Stricken By Drought: ‘We Need What All Humans Need’ (The Guardian)
November 26, 2015 | Morning Headlines

November 25, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Seized Boat Not Here Eyl Administration Says (Goobjoog News)
  • Mogadishu Gangs Devise New Tricks To Lure Victims (Wacaal Media)
  • Former Galmudug State Leader Voices Concern Over Galkayo Fighting (Shabelle News)
  • Puntland Traffic Commandant Reports Major Changes In The Traffic Department (Villa Puntland)
  • Parliamentary Committee Oks Extension Of Troop Deployment In UAE Somalia (Yonhap News Agency)
  • UN Envoy For Somalia Concerned About Continuous Detention Of Puntland Journalist (UNSOM)
  • Somalia’s Premier Appoints New Ministers Of Industry Energy (Bloomberg)
  • All Return Is Not The Same Return (Maandeeq)
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November 25, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Somalia’s Al Qaeda Branch Warns Members Against Joining Islamic State Terrorists (Agence France Presse)
  • No Clear Evidence Kenya Has Encroached On Somali Territory – Parliament Report (Goobjoog News)
  • Three Somalis Killed In South Africa’s Xenophobic Attacks (Hiiraan Online)
  • Al-Shabaab And Residents Battle In Gedo Region (Shabelle News)
  • President Welcomes Cabinet Changes (Wacaal Media)
  • Fruitful Consultations In Mogadishu Over Somalia’s Draft Political Parties Law (UNSOM)
  • European Union Announces Sh5.4b For Repatriation Of Somali Refugees (The Standard)
  • Two Battalions Of AMISOM Troops From Burundi Conclude Tour Of Duty (AMISOM)
  • Anger And Sorrow At Terrorism Carnage Must Become Strength For Battle Ahead (Daily Nation)
November 25, 2015 | Morning Headlines

November 24, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Somali PM Makes Minor Cabinet Reshuffle Two Ministers Replaced (Hiiraan Online)
  • We Are Committed To Entrenching Political Party System In Somalia Interior Minister Says (Goobjoog News)
  • Kahda District Upgrades 2km Road In The District (Goobjoog News)
  • Consultative Forum Report Indicates Puntland Favors Geographical Representation Model In 2016 Elections (Villa Puntland)
  • Sweden Responds Early To Save Lives In The Somali Region Of Ethiopia (WFP)
  • Galmudug Regional Assembly Members Undergo Training On Parliamentary Functions (AMISOM)
  • Recent Floods Damage Supply Routes Vital Infrastructure In Somalia UN Relief Wing Warns (UN News Centre)
  • Al-Shabaab Wants IS To Back Off In East Africa (BBC)
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November 24, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Election 2016: Somaliland Delegates Invoke 1960 Pact Call For 50/50 Split Of Parliamentary Seats(Goobjoog News)
  • Ceasefire In Galkayo After Elders’ Intervention (Shabelle News)
  • Somali Parliament Approves Foreign Investment Law (Hiiraan Online)
  • Five KDF Officers Injured After Landmine Hits Vehicle Near Kenya/Somalia Border (The Standard)
  • Somali Pirates Hijack Iranian Fishing Vessel With 15 Crew Says Official (Reuters)
  • In Somaliland Climate Change Is Now A Life-Or-Death Challenge (The Guardian)
  • Ethiopia: Becoming a Magnet of Peace Economic Integration (The Ethiopian Herald)
November 24, 2015 | Morning Headlines

November 23, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Fighting Ceases In Galkayo But Tension High As Leaders Intervene (Goobjoog News/Villa Puntland)
  • Long-serving Somali Diplomat Dies Aged 72 (Hiiraan Online)
  • Fact-finding Committee To Deliver The Findings Of The Wall Construction By Kenya To The Parliament(Goobjoog News)
  • UN Envoy For Somalia Nicholas Kay Praises ISWA Government Efforts To Establish Strong And Representative Institutions (UNSOM)
  • Implications Of Kenyan Al-Shabaab Recruits Defecting From The Militia To Return Home (The Star)
  • Somali-American Student From Columbus Youngstown State Senior Earn Rhodes Scholarships (Daily Journal/AP)
  • Can Ethiopia’s Railway Bring Peace To Somalia? (BBC)
November 23, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

November 23, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Unknown Drone Strikes Al-Shabaab Base In Southern Somalia 10 Militants Dead (Shabelle News)
  • 11 People Die 52 Injured In Clash Between Puntland And Galmudug Forces Leaders Call For Ceasefire (Goobjoog News)
  • Amid Tension Hiiraan Governor Flown To Mogadishu For Criminal Inquiry (Hiiraan Online)
  • AMISOM Concludes Training For South Somalia State Police Recruits (Wacaal Media)
  • Suspected Leader Of Pro-IS Al-Shabaab Faction Reported Killed (Voice of America)
  • Report Details How Terrorists Outsmarted Security System To Execute Garissa University Attack (The Standard)
  • Galmudug Residents Praised for Efforts Made in Reconciliation and State Building (AMISOM)
  • Insight Into The Earliest Settlers Of EA: Somalis (Daily Nation)
November 23, 2015 | Morning Headlines

November 20, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Somali Police Conduct Security Sweep Outside Mogadishu Detain Al-Shabaab Suspects (Shabelle News)
  • Over Five Hundred Families Displaced By Floods In Fanweyn (Goobjoog News)
  • Somali Journalists Based In Nairobi Condemn Arrest Of Television Journalist In Garowe (Goobjoog News)
  • Somalia Reopens Its US Embassy After 24 Years (CCTV)
  • Minneapolis Community Struggles With ISIS Recruiting Tactics (CBS News)
  • Korea China Conduct Joint Anti-piracy Drills (The Korea Herald)
  • Somalia Blames Deforestation On Saudi Arabia Smoking Too Much Shisha In UN Submission(Metro.co.uk)
  • Africans Too Patient With Politicians – Somali Activist (The Observer)
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