Archive for January 2012

January 30, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

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Somali PM meets community members in Italy 30 Jan – Source: Radio Bar-kulan- 120 words Somalia’s PM Abdiweli Mohamed Ali on Sunday met Somali community members in Italy. The PM, who is in Rome for an official trip, held talks with community members at the Somali embassy in Rome, briefing them on the current political […]



January 30, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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4 suspects arrested over death of Shebelle director 30 Jan – Source: Radio Mogadishu, Radio RBC, SONNA, Bariga Afrika – 131 words TFG authorities have today arrested four men accused of being behind the brutal killings of the late Shabelle Media House director Hassan Osman alias Fantastic. The four men were apprehended by the area […]



January 29, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

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Shabelle Media director assassinated in Somali capital Mogadishu 28 Jan – Source: Shabelle, Bar-kulan, Hiiraan Online – 86 words Unidentified masked gunmen have assassinated the director of the independent Shabelle Media director Hassan Osman Abdi (Fantastic) this evening at his home in Mogadishu’s Wadajir district. Reports say that two men with pistols shot dead director […]



January 27, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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US concern about report of American kidnapped in Somalia 27 Jan – Source: AFP – 255 words The United States said it is trying to obtain more information about an American who was recently reported kidnapped in lawless Somalia. The case is separate from the one in which US commandos swooped into Somalia Wednesday and […]



January 26, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

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Letter from the UN Special Representative for Somalia to the Somali People 26 Jan – Source: UNPOS – 821 words As-Salaamu Alaikum, Dear friends, I am thrilled to be writing to you all from my new office here in Mogadishu. As you may have heard, on Tuesday I moved to Somalia from Nairobi along with […]



January 26, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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10 killed as TFG, al Shabaab clash in Gedo region 26 Jan – Source: Shabelle – 204 words At least ten people were confirmed dead and more than that number have been injured in heavy battle between pro-Somali government soldiers and al Qaeda affiliated insurgents of al Shabaab on the outskirts of Luq district in […]



January 25, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

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Blast hits at TFG military truck near Kenyan border 25 Jan – Source: Hiiraan Online – 137 words Huge explosion struck a Somali government military truck in Beled Hawo town of Gedo region in south Western Somalia, the latest in a spate of attacks on TFG security forces operating in the regions along the border […]



January 25, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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American hostage in Somalia rescued by US Navy SEALs 25 Jan – Source: World News/AP/ MSMBC/ Reuters – 263 words In a daring nighttime raid Tuesday, U.S. Navy SEALs rescued two hostages, including one American, who were being held by kidnappers in Somalia, U.S. officials tell NBC News. American Jessica Buchanan, 32, and a 60-year-old […]



January 24, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

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Somalia: UN envoy re-establishes office in Mogadishu after 17-year hiatus 24 Jan – Source: UN News Centre 425 words The United Nations envoy for Somalia, Augustine P. Mahiga, today formally moved his office back to the country’s capital, Mogadishu, from neighbouring Kenya, where it has been based for 17 years. Mr. Mahiga, who was received […]



January 24, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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Suicide explosion rocks central Somali town 24 Jan – Source: Radio Shabelle, Radio Kulmiye, Risaala – 84 words A suicide explosion attack has occurred this morning in Beledweyn town, Hiiraan Region in central Somalia. Reports just received by Shabelle radio say the suicide attack occurred at the headquarters of Hiiraan regional administration in Beledweyn town. […]