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    Uganda’s Chief of Defense Forces (CDF) Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala has visited and briefed AMISOM front-line troops in Janaale, Lower Shabelle region, commending their gallantry in their fight against Al-Shabaab terrorists. He took particular note of the spirited fight they put up against Al-Shabaab militants, who attacked the AMISOM base at Janaale early this week, using a vehicle borne explosive to gain forceful entry into the camp, where they were engaged in battle by the troops. Photo: AMISOM

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    The Federal Government of Somalia supported by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) held consultations meetings on the Citizenship Bill with members of the Somali Diaspora. Photo: AMISOM

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    The Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Somalia, Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative for United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for Somalia Peter de Clercq and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representative in Somalia, Richard Trenchard, hold a joint press conference on assessment of the food security and nutritional outlook for Somalia on August 31 2015. Photo: UNSOM

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    The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Army Commander, Lt. General Leonard Ngondi meets with Jubbaland President, Ahmed Madobe.Their discussions centered on the security of the region Photo: AMISOM

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    Participants consisting of senior officials from the Somali federal and regional governments and members of the international community during a meeting of the Somali Development & Reconstruction Facility Steering Committee in Mogadishu, Somalia on August 20 2015. Photo: UNSOM

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    Mogadishu held its first-ever book fair to celebrate books, literature and the revival of human expression in Somali Society. Photo: AMISOM

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    President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali "Gaas" officially launches the Puntland Grand Consultation Conference in Galkayo which was attended by different stakeholders including ministers, parliamentarians, the judiciary, religious leaders, elders and civil society. Photo: UNSOM

September 3, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Key Headlines

  • Ugandan CDF Gen. Katumba Wamala Visits And Commends Frontline Troops In Janaale Somalia(AMISOM)
  • Somaliland Rejects Telecommunication Bill In The Federal Parliament (Goobjoog News)
  • Somali President Meets With His Djibouti Counterpart (Shabelle News)
  • Former Somalia Minister Joins Somaliland’s Push For International Recognition (Wacaal Media)
  • Somali Islamists Warn Against “Immoral Culture” At Hotels Beaches (Reuters)
  • Majority Of Kenyans Want KDF To Stay In Somalia – Survey (Capital FM)
  • Security Council Strongly Condemns Al-Shabaab Attack On African Union Base (UN News Centre)
  • Dr Bulhan’s Verdict On Somaliland Political Parties (RBC Radio)
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September 3, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Elders Call For Cease Fire In Puntland Clan Clashes (Goobjoog News)
  • Security Tightened At Mogadishu Presidential Palace Over Possible Terror Threat (Horseed Media)
  • Nicholas Kay Condemns Janaale Attack Assures Somalia Of UN’s Support (Wacaal Media)
  • Qoryoley District Commissioner  Says Town Will Be Secluded If Bridge Destroyed By Al-Shabaab Is Not Repaired Urgently (Wacaal Media)
  • Somali Businessmen Murdered In South Africa (Horseed Media)
  • Somalia Eyes Return To Exploration (Offshore Engineer)
  • MN ISIS Suspects Back In Court Wednesday As judge Weighs Next Steps (MPR News)
  • Somali Songstress Cherrie Hersi Premieres The Chilling Visuals For ‘Tabanja’ (Okay Africa)
September 3, 2015 | Morning Headlines

September 2, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • US Pledges More Military Support To Somalia (African Press Agency)
  • Qoryoley Town Cut Off After Al-Shabaab Fighters Destroy Bridge (Goobjoog News)
  • Somalia: Mayor Vows To Relentlessly Fight Against Illegal Fishing Trawlers (Horseed Media)
  • Al-Shabaab Suspects Seized In Dinsor Operation (Shabelle News)
  • Hiiraan and Middle Shabelle Conference Delayed (Goobjoog News)
  • AMISOM Morale ‘Is High’ (Deutsche Welle News)
  • Impeachment Motion Stirs Political Waters In Somalia (IPS)
  • President Abdiweli Might Achieve More If Given A Chance (Wardheer News
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September 2, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Islamist Militants Attack African Union Base In Southern Somalia (Reuters)
  • Deadly Battle Leaves 10 Al-Shabaab Dead Says Official (Shabelle News)
  • U.S. Announces $6 Million Aid For Djibouti And Somali Refugees From Yemen (Goobjoog News)
  • Ethiopian Forces Kill Four People In Cold Blood (Wacaal Media)
  • Somalia President: We Are Working Tirelessly To Get The Country On Track (Somali Current)
  • Piracy: Outbreak Off Somalia Despite International Effort (BBC)
  • Khalifa Foundation Distributes Food Aid In Somalia (Gulf News)
  • AMISOM and Federal Government of Somalia Officials Visit Marka (AMISOM
  • Changing The Capital City Of Somalia – The Only Way Forward (Wardheer News)
  • The Annual Washington DC Metro Somali Family Picnic 2015: Tradition Continues (Hiiraan Online)
September 2, 2015 | Morning Headlines

September 1, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • President Pledges Support For Yemen In His UAE Visit (Goobjoog News)
  • Puntland Is The ‘Only ‘Legitimate Semi-autonomous State In Somalia: Speaker Of The Somali Parliament (Hiiraan Online)
  • Security Minister Concludes Training For Members Of The Armed Forces (Wacaal Media)
  • Female Police Officers Call For More Involvement In The Somali Police Force (Mareeg Media)
  • Pomp And Color As Warring Clans Bury The Hatchet In Warsheikh District (Wacaal Media)
  • ‘I Refused To Pay So They Stripped My Home’ (Independent Online)
  • Government Urged To Replace Teachers Who Fled NE Kenya Over Insecurity (Daily Nation)
  • Blood Ransom: Stories From The Front Line In The War Against Somali Piracy By John Boyle (Hiiraan Online/Geographical Magazine)
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September 1, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Federal Government And Jubbaland Agree On Review Of Jubbaland Assembly (Goobjoog News)
  • Somalia Parliament Debates On Employment Of Foreign Workers (Horseed Media)
  • Galmudug Parliament Okays Cabinet Appointments (Wacaal Media)
  • Southwest State To Deploy Extra Troops To Marka  (Garowe Online)
  • Somalia Aid Crisis ‘Critical': UN (Times Live/AFP)
  • Somalia Warns Of Return To Piracy (BBC)
  • Somalia President Accused Of Trading Troops For UAE Funding Amid Al-Shabaab Crisis (The Star)
  • Marginalized Young American-Somalis Look East To Join ISIS (NPR)
  • The First Hotel In New York City That Offer Somali Cuisine (Somali Current)
September 1, 2015 | Morning Headlines

August 31, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Somali Forces Take Control Of Halgan Area (Shabelle News)
  • Galmudug Police Apprehend Six Suspected Armed Men (Goobjoog News)
  • Ethiopian Forces Ward Off Al-Shabaab in Hiiraan Ambush (Wacaal Media)
  • Top Somali Officials In Marka To Mourn (Somali Current)
  • Somalia Prime Minister Visits Jubbaland Discussing Strained Ties (Garowe Online)
  • Mohamed Bin Zayed Receives Somalia President (WAM Emirates News Agency)
  • Army Chief Hails KDF Troops For Kismayo Work (The Star)
  • Police Arrest Multiple Suspected Al-Shabaab Militants In Southern Somalia (Upi.com)
  • Women Drive Success Of Somali Mall In Minneapolis (Star Tribune)
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August 31, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Female District Official Shot Dead In Mogadishu (Horseed Media)
  • Al-Shabaab Flog Somali Man On Rape Charges (Hiiraan Online)
  • 3 Injured As Blast Rocks Garowe City (Wacaal Media)
  • Former PM Farmaajo Declares 2016 Presidential Bid (Goobjoog News)
  • Deadly Cache Of Weapons And Explosives Recovered In Bardhere Security Operations (Wacaal Media)
  • Puntland President Lays Foundation Stone For Numerous New Public Premises In Galkayo (Villa Puntland)
  • Seal Loopholes Used By Al-Shabaab To Raise Funds Former Somalia PM Urges (Standard Digital)
  • Government Extends Terror Amnesty To Youths (Capital FM)
  • 17 Iranian Fishermen Sailors Escape Somali Pirates’ Captivity (Fars News Agency)
  • The Politics Of Being Somali In East Africa (Maandeeq)
August 31, 2015 | Morning Headlines

August 28, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • High-Level Partnership Forum Steering Committee Meets In Mogadishu (Goobjoog News)
  • Somali Shopkeepers Nabbed With Guns (Somaliweyn Media Center)
  • Somalia Humanitarian Situation Overview (Somali Update)
  • SURAD Parents For Underage Soccer Players Rejoice Glorious Year (Hiiraan Online)
  • Former Gedo Governor Appoints New District Commissioner For Bardhere Town (Goobjoog News)
  • Police Offer US$ 20000 Reward For Al-Shabaab Suspect Rukia Mbarak Faraj (Daily Nation)
  • Husband Accused Of Murdering Pregnant Wife In Barton Hill Makes Second Appearance At Crown Court (Bristol Post)
  • Celebrating Books In Mogadishu (BBC)
  • Why We Reject Federal And Imposition Of Western Democracy In Somalia (Somali Current)
  • Mary Harper trending in Mogadishu International Book Fair (Mareeg Media)
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August 28, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • New Deal Gives Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama’a 22 Members of Parliament And 4 Ministers In Galmudug State(Goobjoog News)
  • Galkayo Conference Enters Third Day In Puntland (Garowe Online)
  • Hiiraan Administration Accused Of Laxity As Another Elder Is Killed In Cold Blood (Wacaal Media)
  • The 16-Year Old Author Who Stole The Show At Mogadishu Book Fair (Somali Current)
  • Joint Forces Advance Toward Rural Areas Controlled by Al-Shabaab (Somali Update)
  • We Can Learn From Our Mistakes By Reading Books President Says (Goobjoog News)
  • Somalia To Ban Female Genital Mutilation (Voice of America)
  • Mogadishu Book Festival Brings Somali Talents Together (Al Jazeera)
  • Ifrah Mansour Explores War From A Child’s Perspective (City Pages)
August 28, 2015 | Morning Headlines