Archive for February 2013

February 28, 2013 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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PM Shirdon declares Mogadishu-Baidoa highway safe 28 Feb – Source: Bar-kulan/Radio Mogadishu – 106 words Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon has declared the road linking Mogadishu with Baidoa as safe after the fall of rebel-held Bur-hakaba town on Wednesday. He said the fall of the rebel-held town has opened up a strategic route between Mogadishu […]



February 28, 2013 | Morning Headlines.

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Somalia makes first livestock exports in 22 years 27 Feb- Source: Africa Review-263 Words Somalia has made its first livestock exports in 22 years as it continued its recovery from decades of internal conflict. Some 549 head of cattle were loaded onto a ship destined for Oman, according to officials at Mogadishu’s port. Mr Abdulkadir […]



February 27, 2013 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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Somali forces, AMISOM capture Bur hakaba 27 Feb – Source: Radio Mogadishu/Bar-kulan/Hiiraan Online/Kulmiye & Risaala/Halgan Online – 104 words Somali and African Union forces Wednesday morning took control of rebel-held town of Bur-hakaba in Bay region without facing resistance from Al-Shabaab militants. The allied forces have been advancing towards the town for the last few […]



February 27, 2013 | Morning Headlines.

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Somalia accredits five European ambassadors 26 Feb – Source: AFP – 234 words Somalia accredited ambassadors from five European nations Tuesday, a move hailed by the president as sending a signal that the war-ravaged nation was “becoming a normal country.” Ambassadors of Belgium, France, Germany, Spain and Finland presented their credentials to Somali President Hassan […]



February 26, 2013 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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Al Shabaab kills government officials in Gedo 26 Feb – Source: Bar-kulan/Mareeg Online/Shabelle/Hiiraan Online – 128 words Al Shabaab gunmen have on Monday night killed two government officials in Busaar , a small town in southwest Somalia region of Gedo, an army official has told Bar-kulan. Heavily armed militants shot dead the area Deputy Administration […]



February 26, 2013 | Morning Headlines.

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Somali, AU forces secure more areas in L. Shabelle region 25 Feb – Source: Bar-kulan – 97 words Somali government forces backed by African Union forces (AMISOM) on Monday captured several key villages in Lower Shabelle region. The allied forces took control of Qardho and Jira-kulow villages without facing resistance from al Shabaab fighters who […]



February 25, 2013 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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Interior minister visits trouble-hit Kismayo 25 Feb – Source: Bar-kulan/Radio Mogadishu/Hiiraan Online/Shabelle/Jowhar Online – 136 words Somalia’s Interior and National Security minister Abdikarim Hussein Gulleid Monday morning visited the port city of Kismayo where there have been skirmishes in last few days. The minister and his delegation including a group of MPs were received by […]



February 25, 2013 | Morning Headlines.

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PM Shirdon meets EU diplomats in Mogadishu 24 Feb – Source: Radio Bar-kulan/Radio Mogadishu/ – 118 words Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon on Sunday hosted EU diplomats including EU envoy to Somalia Michele Cervone d’Urso, in Mogadishu. British envoy to Somalia Matt Baugh and other diplomats from the French embassy in neighbouring Kenya also held […]



February 22, 2013 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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Foreign envoys make beeline to Somalia 22 Feb- Source: Africa Review- 550 words More than 20 countries have deployed envoys to Somalia in the last five months following end of internal strife in the country. On Thursday, Somalia President Hassan Mohamud received the newly appointed Japanese ambassador to Somalia the Toshihisa Takata. After accepting letters […]



February 22, 2013 | Morning Headlines.

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USAID chief visits Mogadishu, says US is committed 21 Feb – Source: AP – 200 words The administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development is in Mogadishu for talks with top Somali officials. The visit on Thursday by Rajiv Shah, the administrator of USAID, makes him the highest ranking U.S. administration official to visit […]