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    Kismayo residents welcome the Somalia President Hassan Sheik Mohamud, during his arrival in Kismayo, Somalia for the National Army Integration Ceremony on July 26 2015. Photo: UN Photo/Awil Abukar

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    UNSOM Regional Director, Benjemin Johan, speaks at a closure day of a training workshop for journalists on personal safety, reporting on the New Deal, State-building and Political progress. The workshop was organized by the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and facilitated by the UN in Kismayo, Somalia on July 23, 2015. Photo: UN Photo/Awil Abukar<

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    The President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and the new president of Galdmudug regional administration Abdikarim Hussein Guled receive an official salute on arrival at Adaado Airport to attend the presidential inauguration for the Galmudug regional administration in Adaado on July 23, 2015. Photo: UNSOM

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    AMISOM officials together with officials from Barawe city's administration test the renovated borehole at Barawe Hospital. Photo: AMISOM

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    Civilians at the Tortorow's livestock market in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia. Photo: AMISOM

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    Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud welcomes newly appointed British Ambassador Harriet Mathews to Villa Somalia. Ambassador Mathews formally submitted her credentials to the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia. Photo: Villa Somalia

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    The Somali National Army (SNA), the National Intelligence Service Agency (NISA) and the National Security Service completed a week-long training program in the destruction of small-arms and light weapons (SALW). Photo: UNSOM

July 28, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • No General Elections In 2016 Says Somali Parliament Speaker (RBC Radio)
  • National Conference Set To Open In Mogadishu (Wacaal Media)
  • Obama Lauds Ethiopia Over Fight Against Al-Shabaab (Shabelle News)
  • Galmudug Assembly Amends Its Provisional Charter To Appease Puntland (Goobjoog News)
  • Al-Shabaab Attack Will Not Affect ‘Diplomatic Missions’: FM (Garowe Online)
  • SIMHA Condemns The Killing of Journalists In Mogadishu Hotel Attack (Radio Dalsan)China Condemns Somalia Hotel Bombing (CRI English)
  • Obama Rules Out Sending Troops To Somalia (The Economic Times)
  • UK Pledges To Deepen Support To Somalia (Public Finance International)
  • Talented Somali Refugee Dreams Of New Life In America To Honour Father Who Died For His Art(UNHCR.Org)
  • Piracy Analysis: EU Somali Coastguard Initiative Delivers (IHS Maritime 360)
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July 28, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Somalia Minister Calls For Parliament To Approve New Anti-terrorism Bill (Horseed Media)
  • Bu’aale: Al-shabaab Executes Man In Public (Wacaal Media)
  • Jubaland Refuses To Attend Mogadishu Leadership Forum  (Garowe Online)
  • President Obama Recognises Jamila Abass For Her Contribution In Community Development (Somali Current)
  • UN Envoy Kay Condemns Terrorist Attack On Jazeera Hotel In Mogadishu (RBC Radio)
  • Obama Vows To Keep Up Pressure On Somalia’s Al-Shabaab (Associated Press/Al-Arabiya)
  • UK Pledges To Deepen Support To Somalia (Public Finance International)
  • ‘German-Somali’ Behind Mogadishu’s Jazeera Hotel Blast (BBC)
  • Seattle-area Somalis Seek To Shape Politics Back Home (The Seattle Times)
July 28, 2015 | Morning Headlines

July 27, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Death Toll Rises In Jazeera Hotel Attack (Wacaal Media)
  • Somali President: A Message for the Terrorists: Our Resilience Will Triumph Over Your Brutality (Somali Update)
  • Somali Foreign Minister Says Al-Shabaab Attacks Will Not Deter International Community’s Presence In Mogadishu (RBC Radio)
  • AMISOM And Government Forces Battle Al-Shabaab Between Garbaharey And Baardheere (Wacaal Media)
  • Ethiopian Forces Vow To Eliminate Al-Shabaab (Baidoa News)
  • Puntland To Upgrade Animal Quarantines (Googjoog News)
  • New Kenyan Ambassador To Somalia Unhurt In Al Shabaab Attack (Radio Dalsan)
  • Chinese National Killed In Somalia Bombing (Yahoo News/Reuters)
  • China Strongly Condemns Attack In Somalia (Xinhua)
  • While Obama Talks Security In Kenya Al-Shabaab Carries Out Attack In Somalia (NPR News)
  • Somalis: After The Terror (International Policy Digest)
  • From SYL Ideals To Mini Ethno States: How Federalism Is Tearing Somalia Apart (Hiiraan Online)
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July 27, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Somalia Blast: Mogadishu Hotel Rocked By Bomb (BBC News)
  • Somali President Condemns Al-Shabaab Attack On Hotel Jazeera (Somali Update)
  • Al-Shabaab And Government Forces Battle In Gedo Region (RBC Radio)
  • President Hassan Witnesses Army Integration in Kismayo (Goobjoog News)
  • Let The Muslim Community Be Part Of The Anti-terror Campaign Obama Tells Kenyan Government(Somali Current)
  • Newly-Appointed Kenya Ambassador Arrives In Somalia (Horseed Media)
  • Somali Legislator Killed In Drive-by Shooting In Mogadishu (Hiiraan Online)
  • Obama Commits U.S. To Intensified Fight Against Terrorists In East Africa (Washington Post)
  • The ‘Back Door’ To Kenya: Security Threat From Porous Somali Border (CNN)
  • As Health Needs Rise In Somalia Funding Hits New Low Cutting Off 1.5 Million From Care – UN (UN News Centre)
  • AMISOM Police to train 600 Somali Police Force officers in Jubbaland (AMISOM)
  • UNSOM Trains Journalists In Kismayo (UNSOM)
July 27, 2015 | Morning Headlines

July 24, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Somali AU Troops Capture Al-Shabaab Stronghold: Defense Minister (The Star Lebanon)
  • UN Envoy For Somalia Welcomes Inauguration Of Galmudug Interim Administration President (Garowe Online)
  • Allied Forces Approach Dinsor Rebels Withdraw (Hiiraan Online)
  • IGAD Promises To Reconcile Puntland And Ahlu Sunna With Galmudug State (Wacaal Media)
  • Somalia President Says Committed To Reconciliation (Garowe Online)
  • Somaliland – 8th Hargeysa International Book Fair (Hiiraan Online)
  • What’s On The Agenda As Barack Obama Comes to Kenya (NDTV)
  • President Restores Somali Arts And Culture Academy (Pulse Nigeria)
  • MAST Security Update: Libya Yemen And Kenya/Somalia (Hellenincshippingnews.com)
  • An Encounter With Somali Hospitality (Sahan Journal)
  • Photos: Pumping Iron And Making Art While Stuck In The World’s Largest Refugee Camp (PBS)
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July 24, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Research Finding On Citizen’s Perception Of Peace And Stabilization Initiative In Somalia Released (AMISOM/UNSOM)
  • Somali Defence Minister Unveils Plans To Retrieve New Strategic Towns From Al-Shabaab (Goobjoog News)
  • Somalia Leader IGAD and UN Diplomats Arrive In Adaado (Mareeg Media)
  • Puntland President Ponders Dissolving Eyl District Council (Garowe Online)
  • Jubaland Forces Set To Launch Offensive On Haregeisa Yarey Town Of Lower Jubba Region (Wacaal Media)
  • Dawn To Dusk Curfew Imposed On Just Recovered Bardhere (Goobjoog News)
  • Somali Government Says It Is Ready For Al-Shabaab Defectors (Mareeg Media)
  • U.S. Launches Airstrikes Against Al Qaeda Affiliate Al-Shabaab In Somalia (Los Angeles Times)
  • KDF Kill 24 Al-Shabaab Militants In Somalia (Capital FM)
  • Fake Democracy And Governance” Can’t Create Stable Somali State (Hiiraan Online)
July 24, 2015 | Morning Headlines

July 23, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Coalition Forces Head to Diinsoor Town Amid Heavy Military Offensive (Somali Update)
  • Ethiopian Forces Accused Of Killing Civilians In Bakool Region (Wacaal Media)
  • Dr. Ismael Jim’ale Human Rights Organization Says Marka Toll Stands At 22 (Goobjoog News)
  • Unmarried Men In Hargeisa Stage Protests Over Hiked Dowry And Bride Prices (Wacaal Media)
  • Djibouti’s US Ambassador Dies Aged 71 (Mustaqbal Radio)
  • President: ”UK’s Support Is Vital To Somalia’s Recovery” (Mareeg Media)
  • AU Somali forces Kill 17 Militants In South Somalia (Xinhua)
  • AU Somali Troops Take Al-Shabaab Town (News 24)
  • Suffocating Security Ahead Of Obama’s Kenya Visit (Times Live)
  • Obama’s Trip Raises Security Concerns (CNN Politics)
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July 23, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • UPDATE: Bardhere Falls To Allied Forces In A Final Assault As Al-Shabaab Flees (Goobjoog News)
  • Somali Lawmaker Calls For Extension Of Parliament’s Mandate (Horseed Media)
  • Gulleid To Be Officially Crowned As Galmudug Head Of State In A Ceremony To Be Held In AdaadoTomorrow (Wacaal Media)
  • Gedo: Hundreds Flee Homes Over Conflict Fears (Radio Ergo)
  • Somalia Needs Urgent Efforts To Protect Civilians From Violence (Somali Update)
  • Well-known Elder Gunned Down In Bardhere As Allied Troops Close In On The Town (Goobjoog News)
  • Somali-Based Pirates Down But Not Out (Hellenic Shipping News)
  • Miraa Has Same Effects As Illicit Brew MP Says Calls For Ban In Kenya (The Star Kenya)
  • Somalia: Unlikely Pageant (Garowe Online)
July 23, 2015 | Morning Headlines

July 22, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Government And AMISOM Forces Take Control Of Juungal Ahead Of Baardheere Offensive (Wacaal Media)
  • Efforts To End Inter-clan Hostility In Jowhar District (Goobjoog News)
  • Somaliland: NEC Jumpstarts Phase I Of Voter Registration (Somaliland Sun)
  • Yemenis Pitch Camp In Mogadishu As Government Pledges To settle Them (Goobjoog News)
  • Thousands Flee As SNA And AMISOM Close In Al-Shabaab Stronghold (Radio Dalsan)
  • AU Troops Launch Airstrikes In South Somalia (Xinhua)
  • Kenyatta And Obama To Talk Security And Flights (Times Live)
  • Airline In Air Force One Security Breach: Report (Sky News)
  • Internship Program Growing In Cedar Riverside Neighborhood (CBS Minnesota)
  • Uganda’s Pullout Is No Guarantee To Al-Shabaab’s Terror End (New Vision)
  • Survivor Describes Her Body Being Consumed By Pain (Sky News)
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July 22, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Coalition Forces Advance to Al-Shabaab Stronghold (Mareeg Media)
  • Kenyan Warplanes Carry Out Airstrikes In Gedo Region (RBC Radio)
  • Over 1200 Somali Returnees Arrive In Northern Somalia (Horseed Media)
  • Somalia To Rebuild Somali Language And Culture Academy (Goobjoog News)
  • Galmudug State Denies Abudwaq Capture By Ahlu Sunna (Wacaal Media)
  • Government Officials To Take A 25% Wage Reduction Following Foreign Aid Cuts (Horseed Media)
  • Japan To Extend Anti-piracy Mission Off Somalia (Joc.com)
  • Uhuru Meets Youth In Walk of Hope Campaign At State House (The Star)
  • City Dwellers Throng Afgoye The New Getaway Destination For Mogadishu Residents To Mark Eid(Goobjoog News)
  • How Somali Piracy Became Big Business (Business Standard)
July 22, 2015 | Morning Headlines