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    SRCC Ambassador Maman Sidikou briefed the Atlantic Council on the political and security situation in Somalia, on 5th October 2015, in Washington DC. Photo: AMISOM

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    SRCC Ambassador Maman Sidikou in discussions with Somali community leaders in Minnesota, USA. They discussed matters of mutual interest, especially how Somalis living in the diaspora can contribute to the development of Somalia. Photo: AMISOM

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    SRCC Ambassador Maman Sidikou met with imams from 10 mosques in Minnesota, U.S.A. The SRCC is in Minnesota to meet with Somalis living in the diaspora. Among the mosques represented were Abu-Bakar Islamic Center and Minnesota Da'wa Institute, which are the largest mosques in Minnesota. Photo: AMISOM

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    AU Special Representative for Somalia and Head of AMISOM Ambassador Maman Sidikou is currently meeting with the leadership of the Somali-American Police Association, in Minnesota, U.SA. The meeting with Sgt. Waheid Siraach, Sgt. Abdullahi Mohamed and Officer Abdiwahab Ali is aimed at seeking ways to partner with AMISOM, to support the Somali Police Force.

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    Maj-Gen. Mohamed Sheikh Hassan, the Somali Police Force Commissioner (center) poses for a group photo with senior Somali Police officers from Interim Regional Administrations in Somalia at the end of a workshop on new policing model for Somali police officers held in Mogadishu, Somalia on 29 September 2015. The workshop was supported by United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia. Photo: UNSOM

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    President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at a high level meeting on Somalia. Photo: @Dahirkulane

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    Community Policing Launched in Mogadishu’s Yaqshid District. Photo: AMISOM

October 6, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Al-Shabaab Attacks Government Forces Checkpoint Outside Bardhere (Wacaal Media)
  • National Army Intervenes In Bulo-Hawo Clan Clashes (Goobjoog News)
  • Stern Humanitarian Situation In Mudug And Galgaduud Regions (Radio Dalsan)
  • Puntland Vice President Calls For UNDSS To Elucidate Insecurity Reports (Villa Puntland)
  • Terrorism Planned In Camps Says CS (The Star)
  • CPJ condemn the arrest of Universal TV Journalists (Community To Support Journalists)
  • Soma Says U.K. Graft Probe Causing Significant Financial Damage (Bloomberg)
  • The Failed State Roadshow (Foreign Policy)
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October 6, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Yemeni Refugee Sets Himself Aflame Outside UNHCR Office (Horseed Media)
  • Suspects And Weapons Seized In Mogadishu Security Operations (Wacaal Media)
  • Kenya Complains Over Slow Repatriation Of Somali Refugees (Goobjoog News)
  • Tension Builds Up In The Outskirts Of Kismayo Days After Jubbaland Forces Battled Militia Allied To Barre Hiiraale (Wacaal Media)
  • AFRICOM Commander Visits East African Partners (United States Africa Command)
  • Somali Community Leaders In Minnesota Hold Talks With AU Special Representative (AMISOM)
  • Water Cartel Is Bad For Somaliland (Hiiraan Online)
October 6, 2015 | Morning Headlines

October 5, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Two Die In Clan Clashes Erupted In Bulla-Hawo Town (Goobjoog News)
  • Jowhar Residents Express Fears Of Over Shabelle River Overflow (Wacaal Media)
  • Ceasefire Takes Effect After Deadly Clashes In Sool Region (Villa Puntland)
  • UN Envoy To Somalia Nicholas Kay Condemns Arrest Of Universal TV Journalists (Goobjoog News)
  • Federal Government Soldier Killed In Infighting (Garowe Online)
  • Hawala Shut Down Nearly Crippled Our Economy – Somalia Minister (The Star)
  • AMISOM Police To Deploy In Somalia’s Liberated Areas (AMISOM)
  • US Authorities Community Work Together To Counter Extremism (Today Online)
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October 5, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Come and Join The Caliphate ISIS Urges Al-Shabaab (Hiiraan Online)
  • Two Killed In Battle Between Clan Militias In Udugley of Hiiraan Region (Goobjoog News)
  • Federal Minister Accuses Detained TV Journalists Of ‘Bias Against Government’ (Garowe Online)
  • Somalia Signs Wage Agreement With World Bank (Horseed Media)
  • Somalia To Redirect More Military In Al-Shabaab Fight (Citizen News)
  • Chinese Brands Taking Over Mogadishu Market (Xinhua)
  • Somalia is Fast Becoming a Business Hub Says AU Special Representative (AMISOM)
  • St. Anthony: Abdullahi Hussein Opens First Somali-owned Medical Practice In Twin Cities (Star Tribune)
  • Remembering Mogadishu (Shadowspear.com)
October 5, 2015 | Morning Headlines

October 2, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Somali Prime Minister Meets UN Secretary General (Goobjoog News)
  • After Militants Blockade First Civilian Plane Lands In Buloburte Town (Hiiraan Online)
  • Al-Shabaab Detains 5 Of Its Foreign Members For Alleged Links With ISIS (Wacaal Media)
  • Puntland President Names Former Lawmaker As New Governor (Garowe Online)
  • Somali Ratification Leaves Only US Outside Child-Rights Treaty (News24)
  • At UN Somalia Proposes ‘Grand Development Plan’ To Rebuild Country’s Social Physical Infrastructure(UN News Centre)
  • AU Special Representative Challenges Somali Youth In Minnesota To Play A Role In Rebuilding Somalia (AMISOM)
  • Long-Neglected Somalia Comes In From the Cold (Washington Diplomat)
  • Safari Brings Somali Cuisine To Harlem (The New York Times)

October 2, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Somalia Planning To Stop Relying On Foreign Aid (Horseed Media)
  • Biting Water Shortages Hits  A  Section Of Gedo Region As Local Administrator Appeals For Help(Wacaal Media)
  • Somalia Ratifies Cluster Munitions Convention (Goobjoog News)
  • Al-Shabaab Raids Home Of Jalalaqsi District Commissioner (Wacaal Media)
  • Somaliland’s British-Educated President Urged To Save Mentally-Ill Man From Death Row (The Telegraph)
  • Mental Health Workers Hope To Overcome Stigma In  Somali Community (MPR News)
  • Al-Qaida or Islamic State? Issue Simmers Within Al-Shabab (VoA)
October 2, 2015 | Morning Headlines

October 1, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Government Forces Repulse Al-Shabaab After Militants Attacked Their Base In Ali Mire Near Baraawe(Wacaal Media)
  • Puntland Police To Benefit From 1 Million Dollar Agreement With U.S To Fight Terrorism (Goobjoog News)
  • Federal Government Ships Military Gear To Integrated Forces In Kismayo (Wacaal Media)
  • A Former Al-Shabaab Fighter Killed In Baidoa For Rape Case (Radio Dalsan)
  • Soma Oil Lobbies U.K. To Oppose Proposed Moratorium On Somalia (Bloomberg)
  • Canada Approves Refugee Claim Of Man Who Fled Somalia After Death Threat (City News)
  • Britain Meddles In Somalia At Its Peril – Don’t Make Al-Shabaab Stronger (The Guardian)
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October 1, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Al-Shabaab Kills Two Men In Somali National Army Uniform At Roadblock (Goobjoog News)
  • Hargeisa Court Orders Release Of Detained Artists (Wacaal Media)
  • Protests Disputes Overshadow Bossaso Mayoral Election (Garowe Online)
  • Fire Guts Down Properties In Mogadishu’s Hodan District (Goobjoog News)
  • Finland Freezes Asylum Decisions For Iraq Somalia Refugees (Middle East Online)
  • IFJ welcomes UN Independent Expert’s Report Over Press Freedom’s Violations In Somalia (IFJ)
  • Minnesota Leads The Nation In Would-Be ISIL Terrorists From U.S. Report Finds (Star Tribune)
October 1, 2015 | Morning Headlines

September 30, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • President Commends Djibouti’s Call To Host A Summit For Troop Contributing Countries To Somalia(Goobjoog News)
  • South-West State Opens Force Training Centers (Radio Muqdisho)
  • Engineer Yasin Omar Elected New Mayor Of Bosaso City
  • Death Toll Rises To 15 In Renewed Clan Fighting In Qoriley (Wacaal Media)
  • Minister: Qatar Will Continue To Support Somali People (The Peninsula)
  • Manitoba To Give Emergency Funds For Refugee Assistance Program (CBC News)
  • Somalia: Beyond Naval Interventions In Somali Piracy (South African Institute Of International Affairs)
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September 30, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Somali Bantu Community In US Protest Over Somalia Power Sharing (Hiiraan Online)
  • Heavy Fighting Renews In Sool Amid Mediations (Garowe Online)
  • Handcuffed Artists Brought To The Dock (Radio Dalsan)
  • Member of Parliament Aabi: We Shall Continue With The Motion (Goobjoog News)
  • Somalia 2015-16 El Niño Contingency Plan September 2015 (Reliefweb)
  • Kenya ‘Will Stand Firm’ In Somalia Kenyatta tells UN (The East African)
  • A Haven For Needy Kids (Sahan Journal)
September 30, 2015 | Morning Headlines