Archive for July 2012

July 31, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Jul 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Daily Monitoring Report

National Constituent Assembly on right track, says Constitution minister 31 Jul – Source: Bar-kulan/Radio Risaala – 132 words Somalia’s Constitution and Federal Affairs minister Abdirahman Hosh Jibril has expressed optimism that the ongoing national constituent assembly will yield fruits, saying he is satisfied with the ongoing process. Mr. Jibril says critics of the NCA who […]



July 31, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

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Somali president visits Afgoye town 30 Jul – Source: Shabelle/Bar-kulan/Mareeg Online/Hiiraan Online/Garowe Online – 146 words Somali president Sharif Sheikh Ahmed paid a surprise visit to the town of Afgoye, 30 kilometers north-west of Mogadishu, after locals complained about continuous robbery and coercion acts by pro-government soldiers. President Sharif and his entourage held talks with […]



July 30, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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Former Somaliland official tried for piracy 29 Jul – Source: AP – 257 words A former Somaliland official is being tried for piracy charges and has been confined to his home while the government is pursuing an appeal. According to Frederic J. Frommer an AP reporter, who broke the story, he reported that Ali Mohamed […]



July 30, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

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UPDF sends 3,200 more troops to Somalia 28 Jul – Source:New Vision – 494 words The army has passed out a new battalion comprising of 3,237 specially trained troops for deployment against the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab terrorists in the war-torn Somalia. This will be Uganda’s 10th battle group to be deployed in Somalia since […]



July 27, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Jul 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Morning headlines

UK troops in Somalia ‘aiding Africa Union force’ 26 Jul – Source: BBC – 109 words The UK has established a small military presence in Somalia, the British Ministry of Defence has confirmed. A team of 10 military advisers is based at the headquarters of the African Union force in the capital, Mogadishu. They do […]



July 26, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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Mandate of UN monitoring group on Somalia and Eritrea extended for another year 25 Jul – Source: UN News Centre – 260 words The Security Council today extended for another year the mandate of the United Nations panel of experts monitoring compliance with the embargoes on the delivery of weapons and military equipment to Somalia […]



July 26, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

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

UN says Somalia’s transition must end Aug. 20 as scheduled and expresses concern at delays 25 Jul – Source: AP/ Canada.com- 365 words The U.N. Security Council says Somalia’s transition must end on Aug. 20 and is expressing “serious concern” that deadlines are being missed. The council is urging the country’s transitional government and political […]



July 25, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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Somalia’s National Constituent Assembly opens in Mogadishu 25 Jul – Source: Shabelle/Bar-kulan/Radio Mogadishu/RBC – 375 words The Somali National Constituent Assembly, which is composed of 825 Somali traditional elders, was officially opened in Mogadishu. A reporter with Radio Shabelle and TV, Abdirazzaq Adan Qoslaye, said the conference, which has been postponed for several times in […]



July 25, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

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

AMISOM forms a special unit to maintain security during the meeting to pass the constitution 24 Jul- Source: Radio Risaala/Radio Kulmiye- 147 words Preparations are underway in Mogadishu for today’s meeting to pass the new constitution with AMISOM announcing that they formed a special unit to secure the venue. The spokesman of AMISOM Ali Aadan […]



July 24, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Jul 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Daily Monitoring Report

Somali National Constituent Assembly due to meet Tuesday     24 Jul – Source: Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – 169 words Hassan Jim’ ale, Somalia’s State Minister for Constitution and Reconciliation, told reporters that the 825-member National Constituent Assembly, scheduled to meet on Monday, would be meeting Tuesday (July 24th). The meeting was rescheduled from Monday […]