Archive for August 2012

August 30, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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African Journalists Discuss Role in Peace Operations 30 Aug – Source: New Times (Rwanda) – 630 Words African journalists are meeting in Kigali to share ideas on the future of a common strategy towards improving communications and the media’s role in supporting the operations of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Transitional […]



August 30, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

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Speaker election drives transition a step foward, says Rondos 29 Aug – Source: Bar-kulan – 95 words EU Special Representative for the horn of Africa, Mr. Alex Rondos, welcomed the election of Mohamed Osman Jawari as the new speaker of the parliament of the war-torn nation. In a statement sent to newsrooms, Mr. Alex Rondos […]



August 29, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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Somalia must hold presidential vote without delay 29 Aug – Source: AFP – 269 Words Somalia’s newly chosen parliamentary speaker must ensure presidential elections take place without delay, diplomats and the country’s UN representative said Wednesday, as they welcomed him into the powerful post. The United Nations-backed process to set up a new administration — […]



August 29, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

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Somali parliament elects new speaker 29 Aug – Source: Reuters – 500 words Former cabinet minister Mohamed Osman Jawaari was elected speaker of Somalia’s parliament by a majority vote on Tuesday to lay the groundwork for a new government in the war-torn Horn of Africa country. The next step in a Western-backed plan to end […]



August 28, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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Somali parliament set to elect new speaker 28 Aug – Source: Radio Kulmiye/Bar-kulan/Somali Channel TV/Mareeg Online/Jowhar Online – 95 words Somali parliament is electing a new speaker on Tuesday. At a sitting in Mogadishu, the newly-inaugurated members of the parliament are meeting to cast their votes for the four candidates that presented their candidacy status. […]



August 28, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

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African Union Troops capture Marka 27 Aug – Source: AMISOM – 340 words Somalia troops with the assistance of the African Union Mission Troops, have this morning pushed Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists out of Marka, the third-largest port in Southern Somalia. The dawn operation met little resistance as the AMISOM and Somali National Army troops steadily […]



August 27, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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Five children killed playing with explosives in Somalia 27 Aug – Source: Times Live/AFP – 143 words “There was a heavy explosion, we believe caused by an explosive device that they had been playing with,” said Abdi Jinow Alasow, governor for the Middle Shabelle region. “At least five children have died and more than 10 others […]



August 27, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

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Electoral team reveals speaker’s election date 26 Aug – Source: Bar-kulan – 92 words The Somalia Electoral Commission has given reasons behind the postponement of the election of the speaker that was earlier slated for Sunday, 26th of August, 2012. The commission’s spokesman Osman Libah Ibrahim said that the election would be held this Tuesday; […]



August 24, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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Al Qaeda in Somalia recruits Somali students in Pakistan 24 Aug – Source: Friday Times – 497 Words Groups linked to al Qaeda in Somalia are using the international terror network to recruit Somali students in Pakistan and train them to carry out terrorist attacks in Europe, security analysts fear. Al Qaeda chief Dr. Ayman al […]



August 24, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

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U.S. commander: Al Shabaab weakened 23 Aug – Source: UPI – 126 words U.S. military assistance to the government of Somalia has helped cut the amount of territory under al-Shabaab control, the U.S. commander in Africa said. Forces from African Union countries have also performed in an “extraordinary” manner, Army Gen. Carter F. Ham told […]