25 Aug 2011 – Morning headlines
- UNPOS regional coordinator tours Galmudug
- Defense Minister tours military installations in Mogadishu
- Uganda will not interfere in Somalia politics – Museveni
- Somali PM: We will improve Martini Hospital’s sanitary conditions
- 60 senior Somali police officers received training in Rwanda on peacekeeping
- Somalia famine set to spread to two new areas: UN
- Sierra Leone to send 850 soldiers to Somalia
Defense Minister tours military installations in Mogadishu
24 Aug- Source: Radio Mogadishu, Shabelle, Risaala- 155 words
Deputy Somali PM/Defense Minister Hussein Arab Isse, accompanied by some ministers and other senior TFG officials yesterday went on a tour of various military installations in Mogadishu, including Mariino camp, Gulwadayasha, former defense ministry headquarters, Jaale Siyad College, Former Somali government official homes, Shirkole Official, Former Orphanage college, Former military hospital, Damaanyo buildings, Former Weaving industry and many other important barracks.
Somali PM: We will improve Martini Hospital’s sanitary conditions
24 Aug – Source: Radio Mogadishu, Bar-Kulan, Shabelle and Kulmiye – 172 words
The TFG’s PM Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali on Wednesday said that his government will do everything it can to restore the grace and sanitary conditions of Martini Hospital in Mogadishu and to improve the living conditions of Somalia’s former disabled military veterans while speaking at a press conference inside Martini Hospital building.
60 senior Somali police officers received training in Rwanda on peacekeeping
24 Aug- Source: Radio Kulmiye, Somaliareport- 38 words
About 60 senior officers of the Somali police officers have started training with European experts in the Rwandan capital of Kigali. The training will continue for 10 days and will cover various approaches in order to stabilize the Somali Nation.
Somali MPs distribute aid to IDPs in parts of Mogadishu
24 Aug – Source: Radio Bar-Kulan – 133 words
A section of Somali members of Parliament on Wednesday distributed humanitarian aid to the famine-struck people in refugee camps in the districts of Waberi and Hamarweyne in Mogadishu. Legislator Amir Shaketi said that the aid delivery, which includes biscuits and canned milk for the severely malnourished children comes from ethnic Somali communities in the U.S, UK and other countries around the world.
Voluntary Somali medics set off to Mogadishu from the USA
24 Aug – Source: Somaliweyn – 268 words
Some Somali medics from the US have voluntarily set off to help their ailing brothers and sisters back in Somalia.This move was coordinated by a Somali organization called Somcare, a Somali organization which helps the Somali people, especially when it comes to medical issues.
President Farole dismisses Mudug regional administration
24 Aug – Source: Radio Bar-Kulan – 100 words
Puntland’s President Abdirahman Mohamed Mohamud Farole on Wednesday sacked his entire Mudug regional administration and replaced it immediately. In a presidential decree issued from his office in Garowe, the president fired Mudug regional governor Mohamud Abdirahman Uke and replaced him with Mohamud Yussuf Jama.
UNPOS regional coordinator tours Galmudug
24 Aug- Source: SONNA- 275 words
Fredrick Maliya, the regional coordinator for UNPOS and a high level delegation of UN staff toured Galmudug and met with the regional administration including state head Mohamud Ahmed Aalin with whom he discussed key issues concerning the consultative reconciliation conference slated for 4th- 6th September in Mogadishu.
40 tonnes of humanitarian aid from Saudi Arabia arrives in Mogadishu
24 Aug – Source: Radio Bar-Kulan – 134 words
Approximately 40 tonnes of humanitarian aid from Saudi Arabia has on Wednesday arrived in Mogadishu. A military cargo flight carrying the Saudi aid comprising of medicines and other medical supplies landed at Adan Ade International Airport in Mogadishu. After its shipment, the aid was handed over to Somalia’s Assistant Minister for Health Maalim Ali.
Puntland gov’t cabinet statement, August 23rd 2011
24 Aug – Source: Garowe Online – 269 words
The Puntland Government’s Council of Ministers held its meeting in the capital Garowe. Discussions centered on a number of key topics, primarily security, the anti-piracy campaign, as well as youth and sports development. The Cabinet listened to a weekly security report and discussed ways to better coordinate security efforts across Puntland’s major urban centers.
Al Shabaab display battle wagons confiscated from TFG
25 Aug – Source: Shabelle – 152 words
Al Shabaab on Wednesday put on show at least six military wagons they said had confiscated from the TFG in the village of Busar just outside of Elwak town, Gedo region. Reports emanating from the region say that four of the seized military vehicles were loaded with military supplies for the Somali government forces in the region.
Uganda will not interfere in Somalia politics – Museveni
24 Aug – Source: New Vision – 454 words
Uganda will not take sides in Somali politics, but will contribute to the pacification of the country leading to democratic elections, President Yoweri Museveni has said. He was speaking to Opio Oloya, a New Vision columnist based in Canada, over the weekend.
8th Kuwaiti relief plane heads to drought-stricken Somali people
24 Aug- Source: Kuwait News Agency- 118 words
The Kuwait Red Crescent Society announced on Wednesday the departure of the eighth Kuwaiti humanitarian plane to drought-and-famine stricken Somali people. KRCS President Barjas Al- Barjas told Kuwait News Agency that the plane was ordered upon directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for the Somali people.
Somalia famine set to spread to two new areas: UN
24 Aug- Source: AFP- 557 words
Famine is set to spread to two new southern Somali regions with millions of people reeling from extreme drought, the top UN humanitarian aid official for the war-torn nation warned on Wednesday. “We are anticipating that two more areas of southern Somalia will be included,” Mark Bowden, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, told AFP.
SA aid to Somalia exceeds R20m: Motlanthe
24 Aug – Source: Times Live – 346 words
Although difficult to quantify, South Africa’s contribution to relief efforts in Somalia exceeds R20-million so far, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, adding that the government had responded to the humanitarian crisis by raising R8-million towards the famine relief programme, half of which was donated to Gift of the Givers towards transportation and the logistical costs of delivering aid to Somalia.
Sierra Leone to send 850 soldiers to Somalia
24 Aug – Source: AFP – 225 words
Sierra Leone will send a battalion of 850 soldiers to boost an African Union mission in war-torn Somalia after April next year, military spokesman Major Ken Jabbie said in the capital on Wednesday. Jabbie said a five-man reconnaissance mission was already in Mogadishu where the AMISOM is supporting government troops.