16 Jun 2011 – Morning headlines

Key Headlines:

  • Somali PM meets more than 100 MPs in Mogadishu
  • Somali MPs condemn arrest of journalists in Mogadishu
  • Somali PM defies Kampala Accord
  • New AMISOM commander promoted to major general

Titres Principaux:

  • Le premier ministre Somalien rencontre plus de 100 membres du parlement à Mogadiscio
  • Des membres du parlement condamnent l’arrestation de journalistes à Mogadiscio
  • Le premier ministre Somalien ignore l’accord de Kampala
  • Un nouveau commandant d’AMISOM promu au rang de major-général


Somali PM meets more than 100 MPs in Mogadishu

15 Jun – Source: Shabelle – 103 words

In an attempt to gather support to stay in office for the next 12 months, the Somali PM on Wednesday held a crucial and lengthy meeting with more than 100 Somali MPs on seaside Mogadishu. PM Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed said that his government is ready to have full cooperation with the Somali parliament.


Somali MPs condemn arrest of journalists in Mogadishu

15 Jun – Source: Somali Channel TV- 98 words

A section of Somali MPs have strongly condemned the arrest of journalists during the progovernment demonstrations in Mogadishu, saying the move is against the freedom of the press. Mowlid Ma’ane, who is amongst the MPs denouncing the arrests, said that Somali journalists deserved to be acknowledged for carryout an extra-ordinary work.

15 killed in central Somalia battle

16 June – Source: Shabelle net – 180 words

Heavy fighting between fighters loyal to Somalia’s moderate Sufi group of Ahlu Sunna Waljama and al Shabaab militants broke out yesterday in parts of central Somalia, leaving at least 15 people dead and dozens more injured, officials and witnesses said.


Police arrest suspected robbers in Somali capital

15 Jun – Source: Radio Shabelle – 159 words

Government forces have conducted security operations in Mogadishu and arrested a number of robbers in military uniforms. Police arrested two men wearing military uniforms who were among a group of five who rob civilians and motorists at Suuqa Beerta in Waberi District of Mogadishu.

Fighting breaks out in central Somalia

15 Jun – Source: Mareeg Online – 162 words

Fighting between the Islamist clerics of Ahlu Sunna Waljama’a and al Shabaab fighters has broken out in villages around Mataban district of Hiiraan region in central Somalia.



Rallies supporting PM held in central region

15 Jun – Source: AllAfrica – 170 words

Hundreds of people on yesterday gathered in the town of Abudwak in central Somalia, supporting the prime minister of Somalia and denouncing Kampala accord.


New AMISOM commander promoted to major general

15 Jun – source: Daily Monitor – 249 words

The newly-appointed AMISOM commander, Brig. Fred Mugisha has been promoted to the rank of Major general and is expected to take-over the command of the African force in Mogadishu in September.


Somali MPs support premier in row

15 Jun – Source:Daily nation – 609 word

Somali MPs on Wednesday supported Prime Minister Abdullahi Mohamed’s rejection of a deal extending the mandate of the country’s transitional institutions but requiring him to resign immediately. Mr Mohamed, the MPs said in Nairobi, took the right decision as per the “transitional charter and other state legal instruments.”

http://www.nation.co.ke/News/africa/Somali+MPs+support+premier+in+row++/- /1066/1181686/-/ivx6hlz/-/


Somali PM defies Kampala accord

15 Jun – Source: VOA – 834 words

In defying the recently signed “Kampala Accord” Somali Prime Minister Mohammed Abdullahi Mohamed is riding an unprecedented wave of popular support in the war-torn country.

http://www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/Somali-PM-Defies-Kampala-Accord-Refuses-to- Step-Down—123913229.html

Somali premier refuses to step down rejects deal

15 Jun – Source: AFP – 320 words

Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Tuesday rejected a recent deal extending the mandate of the country’s transitional institutions but requiring him to step down immediately. “I will respect the wish of the Somali people who want me to stay in office, rather than implementing the Kampala accord,” Abdullahi Mohamed told a press conference in Mogadishu.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iBq0p_zr- 3Ve5eLtkg0mmxFeZVAg?docId=CNG.8627c7819db8558768362e2e162f075b.1b1

First Somali denies charges in Belgium

16 June – Source: AFP – 283 words

The first Somali to be tried for piracy in Belgium on yesterday denied all involvement in the 2009 hijacking of a Belgian frigate eventually released after payment of ransom. ‘I was never on board the Pompei’, Omar Mohammed Abdiwahad, described as being ‘around 18 years old’ told a Brussels court.

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