Archive for May 2012

May 31, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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Somalia conference opens with appeal for aid drive 31 May- Source: Capita News/AFP/ Reliefweb/RBC-   593 words Somalia needs a global reconstruction effort to back up ongoing stabilisation efforts and stop the Horn of Africa’s 20-year descent into chaos, leaders said Thursday at the start of a meeting in Turkey. Representatives from 54 countries gathered in Istanbul […]



May 31, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

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Kenyan forces take Somali town from militants 30 May – Source: CNN/ AFP – 422 words Kenyan soldiers, as part of African Union forces in Somalia, captured the key Al-Shabaab-controlled town of Afmadow on Wednesday, according to a Kenyan Defence Force spokesman. ”We now control Afmadow with our troops,” Maj. Emmanuel Chirchir told CNN. The operation […]



May 30, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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Somali Premier and delegates reach Istanbul to attend Somalia meeting 29 May – Source: Radio Mogadishu /Hiiraan Online/ Somaliweyn – 256 words Somalia Prime Minister Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas has on Tuesday evening reached Istanbul, Turkey where he was warmly welcomed. The Premier and his wife were accompanied by cabinet ministers including Minister of Federalism […]



May 30, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

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Somali president escapes Islamist ambush unhurt 29 May – Source: Jowhar Online/Mareeg Online/Hiiraan Online/BBC Somali Service – 58 words Somalia’s president Sharif Shekh Ahmed escaped an ambush unharmed Tuesday as Al-Qaeda linked Shabaab fighters attacked his armoured convoy in territory recently wrested from the extremists, officials said. “Desperate terrorist militants tried to disturb the visit […]



May 29, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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AMISOM vows to take over all al Shabaab held territories 29 May – Source: Radio Risaala/Shabelle – 129 words The African Union Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia on Monday took a group of journalists to the new territories in the Lower Shabelle they have seized from the al Qaeda-link group al Shabaab. AMISOM Deputy Commander, Auduence Dmuawnce […]



May 29, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

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400 people arrested in Afgoye town 28 May – Source: Bar-kulan – 119 words At least 400 people have been arrested by TFG and AMISOM forces in Afgoye town 30 kilometers from the capital, Mogadishu. Security officials in Afgoye said that the operation started on Monday and 400 people suspected of having possible ties with […]



May 28, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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Explosion in Nairobi’s Moi Avenue 28 May – Source: Daily Nation/Africa Review/Capital news/ Standard/Reuters – 65 words A huge blast that occurred at about 1:10pm has destroyed exhibition stalls along Nairobi’s Moi Avenue street. According to an eye witness, there was a huge blast as debris flew in different directions injuring 28 people in the […]



May 28, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

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African Union troops cross Shabelle river and secure Afgooye town 25 May – Source: AMISOM – 362 words AMISOM troops have today crossed the Shabelle River and secured all the major roads leading into and out of Afgooye town. The town is strategically located 30km from the capital, Mogadishu, and governing routes to the port […]



May 25, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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Somali Cabinet Ministers clear Hormuud Telecommunication of UN accusation 24 May – Source:Office of the Prime Minister /Radio Mogadishu – 323 words Somalia’s interior minister and National Security has today briefed the cabinet about an investigation carried out on Hormuud Telecommunication Company where the UN leveled accusation against the company on 17th February. The minister […]



May 25, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

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Shabelle journalist assassinated in Dharkenley district 24 May – Source: Bar-kulan/Shabelle/Mareeg Online/Garowe Online/Jowhar Online – 104 words A Somali journalist, Ahmed Adow Anshur has been shot dead on Thursday afternoon in Suq Bole neighborhood in Dharkeynley district, Banadir region. Ahmed Adow was a journalist working for Shabelle radio and came under fire from unidentified gunmen. […]