Archive for June 2012

June 29, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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Official: Gunmen attack aid convoy in Kenyan camp 29 Jun- Source: AP- 105 words Security officials in Kenya say attackers ambushed a convoy of aid workers at a refugee camp near the Somali border and kidnapped international and Kenyan workers. A police official, Philip Ndolo, said gunmen attacked a two-car convoy from the Norwegian Refugee […]



June 29, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

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Kenyan town near Somali border hit by blast after fire at market 28 Jun- Source: Bloomberg -144 words An explosion rocked a market in the northeastern Kenyan town of Wajir near the border with Somalia, a district official said. The “very large” blast occurred today after waste at a dump site in the market caught […]



June 28, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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UPDF captures more weapons from al Shabaab 28 Jun- Source: New Vision- 376 words The capture of Balaad by AMISOM peacekeepers on Tuesday is not only a loss of territory, but a big blow to the al Shabaab who also lost lots of weapons. “After a peaceful entry on Tuesday, as the insurgents fled the […]



June 28, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Jun 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Morning headlines

Somali president accuses world of balking at aid 27 Jun- Source: Reuters-283 words Somalia’s president on Wednesday accused the international community of refusing to fund the creation of local security forces capable of tackling piracy and al Qaeda-linked militants and urged them to pay up. “The international community spends millions of dollars (because of piracy) […]



June 27, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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Somali PM: al Shabaab will be driven out of their last stronghold before August 27 Jun- Source: Shabelle- 196 words Abdiweli Mohammed Ali, the Prime Minister of Transitional Federal Government of Somalia, declared that his government is willing to end the reign of al Shabaab militants in the country before 20 August, the ending point […]



June 27, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

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Somalia gains another area from al Shabaab militants 26 Jun- Source: Radio Bar-kulan- 160 words The African Union and Somali forces have gained yet another territory from al Shabaab militants after hundreds of its forces and Somali troops swept into Bal’ad, a town north of Mogadishu, forcing al Shabaab militants to flee. AMISOM spokesman Paddy […]



June 26, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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Somali, AU forces seize strategic town of Bal’ad from al Shabaab 26 Jun- Source: Radio Mogadishu/Radio Shabelle/RBC/ Jowhar Online- 205 words Somali National forces backed by the African union peacekeeping soldiers have seized control of Bal’ad district and Golaley environ in middle Shabelle region and pushed al Qaeda linked group of al Shabaab further north. […]



June 26, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Jun 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Morning headlines

Somali president sends congratulations to Somalis for 52nd Anniversary of Independence 25 Jun- Source: Radio Mogadishu- 108 words Somali president, Sharif Sh. Ahmed sent congratulations to the all Somali community for the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of 26th June in 1960 when northern regions took their freedom from the colonial state. President Sharif said […]



June 25, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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Somali defense minister promises to expand war on al Shabaab 25 Jun- Source: Shabelle/ Mareeg Online/SONNA- 122 words The Minister of Defense for Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia Hussein Arab Isse, promised Monday to expand the war against al Shabaab militants in south-central Somalia.The Minister told reporters on Monday that the coalition forces [Somali […]



June 25, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Jun 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Morning headlines

Somali leaders agree on Draft Constitution 22 Jun- Source: VOA- 389 words The key stakeholders in Somalia’s political transition process have agreed on a draft constitution, a significant step toward establishing a more permanent government.  The time for the transition is running out, with less than two months to go before a deadline to elect […]