Archive for October 2012

October 31, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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African Union steps up training for Standby Force 31 Oct – Source: Africa Review – 223 words The African Union has stepped up efforts to have the African Standby Force (ASF) ready to deal with regional challenges by 2015 with a new round of training set for Addis Ababa from October 29 to November 9. […]



October 31, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

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Turkish oil firm Genel to explore in Somalia from 2013 30 Oct- Source: Reuters- 269 words Turkish oil and gas company Genel Energy Plc plans to conduct seismic work in northwestern Somalia early next year and drill its first well in the second quarter of 2014 and another well in 2015, company officials said. The London-listed […]



October 30, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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Somalia, AU differ over al Shabaab charcoal 30 Oct – Source: Star News – 145 words The Somalia government has disagreed with the African Union on whether four million bags of charcoal stockpiled in Kismayo should be exported despite a UN Security Council export ban. Last week on Thursday, October 25, AMISOM petitioned the AU […]



October 30, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

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Gunmen assassinate a Somali poetry giant in Mogadishu 29 Oct- Source: RBC/Jowhar Online/Radio Risaala/Radio Kulmiye- 123 words Unidentified assailants have gunned down Warsame Shire Awalle, a Somali poetry giant, late on Monday in the Waberi district of Mogadishu as he was heading to his home. As a journalist who works for Radio Kulmiye confirmed to […]



October 29, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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17th Killed: Somali Journalist Dies of Wounds 29 Oct – Source: ABC News/AP – 130 words A radio station editor in Somalia says a journalist who was attacked by gunmen last week has died of his wounds, bringing the number of journalists killed in targeted attacks in Somalia this year to 17. Gunmen shot Mohamed […]



October 29, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

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Al Shabaab issue new terror threats to Kenya 28 Oct- Source: Daily Nation/Radio Risaala/Somalimemo – 326 words The al Shabaab militia on Sunday scaled-up threats of imminent attack on Kenya for pursuing the terror group in Somalia. The militia’s in their official Twitter account @HSM Press Office, said Kenya will regret having decided to fight […]



October 25, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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UPDF overruns al Shabaab hideout 25 Oct – Source: New Vision – 360 words The Uganda contingent of the African Union forces in Somalia has raided an al Shabaab hideout in the thickets of Albao, 20km north-west of Mogadishu, seizing several military hardware and items used for terrorism attacks. The Uganda contingent backed by the […]



October 25, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

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Number of murdered Somali reporters grows to 16 24 Oct – Source: AP/BusinessWeek/other – 108 words The list of murdered Somali journalists keeps growing longer, and no one seems able to stop it. The death of Ahmed Saakin Farah brought the number to 16 Somali journalists killed this year, most in targeted attacks by gunmen […]



October 24, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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Kenyan army reportedly arrests al Shabaab women’s leader in Kismayo 24 Oct – Source: Standard/NTV – 305 words The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) and those of Somalia have nabbed an al Shabaab women’s leader in Kismayo port. Apart from the woman, the troops also arrested 72 suspected militants and recovered an assortment of weapons.  The […]



October 24, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

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Italian foreign affairs minister arrives in Somali capital 23 Oct- Source: Radio Risaala/Kulimye/Midnimo Online/Shabelle/Radio Bar-kulan-644 words A delegation led by the Italian foreign affairs minister, Giulio Terzi di Sant’agata, yesterday arrived in Mogadishu. The delegation met President Hasan Shaykh Mahmud at his office to discuss the two countries’ bilateral relations. Speaking to the press inside the […]