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    Dignitaries led by SRSG Michael Keating, SRCC Ambassador Francisco Madeira and head of regional government arrive in Cadaado city the interim capital of Galmudug regional state to attend the inauguration ceremony of Galmudug President Ahmed Du’ale Geelle Haaf. Photo : @SRSGKeating

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    Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Jose Madeira (left), Somalia's Minister of Information, Abdirahman Omar Osman (center), and The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Somalia, Michael Keating (right), cut into a cake during celebrations to mark Africa Day held at the AMISOM headquarters in Mogadishu, Somalia, on May 25, 2017. PHOTO: AMISOM

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    Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Mohamed Guled participates in garbage cleaning in Mogadishu. PHOTO: @HarunMaruf

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    Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed ‘Farmaajo’ speaks at the inauguration ceremony of Doraleh port, 15km from Djibouti City. PHOTO: @TheVillaSomalia

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    Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre poses for a photo with children in Mogadishu. PHOTO: @SomaliPM

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    President Farmaajo in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for Arab Islamic American Summit. PHOTO: @TheVIllaSomalia

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    Italian navy train Somali maritime police off the coast of Bosaso city. PHOTO: @HarunMaruf

May 22, 2017 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • President Farmaajo Briefly Meets Trump in Riyadh Appeals Backing (Somali Update)
  • Newly Formed  Political Opposition Coalition is Destructive Says Jubbaland (Hiiraan Online)
  • Prime Minister Concludes First Phase of Evaluating Cabinet Ministers (Jowhar.com)
  • IDPs Now Outnumber Refugees Globally But Attract Little Attention (Goobjoog News)
  • Somalia Reviews Anti-graft Law (Xinhua)
  • Worsening Somalia’s Drought: Blowback From US Policy (CounterPunch)
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May 22, 2017 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Security And Travel Ban Expected To Feature In President Farmaajo’s Talks With Trump (Goobjoog News)
  • Southwest State Tightens Security Of Examination Centres (Goobjoog News)
  • Senior Intelligence Officer Resigns (Somali Update)
  • Federal Gov’t Starts Consultations on the Draft National Communications Act  (Somali Update)
  • Thousands of Students Sit for High School Exams Despite Militant Threat (VOA News)
  • Threat Of Malnutrition Still High In Somalia Despite Onset Of Rains: ICRC (Reuters)
  • Somalia’s Starvation Crisis: May He Live May He live… I Prayed (World Vision)
May 22, 2017 | Morning Headlines

May 18, 2017 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Mogadishu Airport Loses More Than Half Million USD Each Month Due To Corruption Minister Says (Somali Update)
  • Somali Military Court Executes A Man Involved In Mogadishu Market Explosion (Radio Dalsan)
  • Security Forces Dismantle 26 Illegal Roadblocks In Lower And Middle Shabelle (Dhacdo.com
  • Somali Authorities Investigate Explosion That Killed Three Policemen (CGTN)
  • Somalis Needing Food Aid Increase To 6.7 Mln: UN (Xinhua)
  • Indian Navy Thwarts Pirate Attack Off Somalia (Maritime Executive)
  • The Rising Cost of Living in Somaliland: A Threat to Peace and Social Stability (Hiiraan Online)
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May 19, 2017 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Over 30000 Somalis Return From Conflict-hit Yemen: UNHCR (Xinhua)
  • Hiddig: There are no dissident MPs (VOA Somali)
  • President Silanyo Says Removal of Somalia’s Arms Embargo Can Create Problems (Goobjoog News)
  • Crown Prince Orders Delivery Of Ramadan Food Baskets To Somalis (Asharq Al-Awsat)
  • From Somalia To America And Finding A Home In Minnesota (Keyc News)
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May 19, 2017 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • 33 Al-Shabaab Militants Nabbed In Kenya’s Coast In 4 Months (Xinhua)
  • Government Forces Seize Defense Minister HQ Over Unpaid Salaries (Garowe Online)
  • Interior Minister Meets IOM Officials In Mogadishu (Garowe Online)
  • Somalia’s Al-Shabaab Cuts Off Hands Of Two Men Convicted By Sharia Court (Reuters)
  • Abu Dhabi Police Commander-In-Chief Meets Somali Police Force Commissioner (Emirates News Agency)
  • Turkey To Deliver 15000 Tons Of Aid To Somalia In Ramadan (Anadolu Agency)
  • Somalia Is On The Brink Of Famine And Time Is Running Out (Huffington Post)
May 19, 2017 | Morning Headlines

May 18, 2017 | Morning Headlines.

Key Headlines

  • As Somalia Combats Insecurity Drought Worsens ‘More Rapidly Than Projected’ – UN Official (UN News Centre)
  • Puntland Parliament Rejects Expansion Of State’s Assembly (Garowe Online)
  • Roadside Blast Kills Kenyan Official In Border Region (Xinhua)
  • 23 Sentenced In Ethiopia For Al-Qaeda Al-Shabab Links (Associated Press)
  • Mohammed-bin-Rashid Al-Maktoum Foundation Distributes 360 Tonnes Of Food Aid To Vulnerable People In Somalia (Emirates News Agency)
  • Tackling The Security Crisis In Somalia (Deutsche Welle)
May 18, 2017 | Morning Headlines.

May 17, 2017 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Two Somali Soldiers Die Trying To Defuse Car Bomb  (Reuters)
  • Delegates Flee Mogadishu After Militant Killings Increase (Dhacdo.com)
  • Bay Region Administration Plans To Open Roads Blocked By Al-Shabaab (Goobjoog News)
  • Cholera Outbreak Compounds Hunger Crisis In Southern Somalia (VOA News)
  • Bomb Blast Injures 7 In Southwestern Somalia (Anadolu Agency)
  • Somalia Needs More Action Less Lip Service (Institute For Security Studies)
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May 17, 2017 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Money Access And Security Main Challenges To Averting Famine In Somalia: Experts (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
  • Puntland Prosecutor Orders Capture Of 18 For Piracy Activities (Somali Update)
  • Gunfire Exchange Between Villa Somalia Guards And NISA Banadir Boss Leaves Two Dead (Jowhar.com)
  • China Gives $1 Million USD to Help IDPs in Somalia (Global Times)
  • Fighting Al-Shabaab Requires ‘Carrot and Stick’: U.N. Official (Newsweek)
  • An American Documentary Captures the Odds Against Being a Soccer Player From Somalia (Quartz Media)
May 17, 2017 | Morning Headlines

May 16, 2017 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Francisco Madeira:  AMISOM Has Not Failed (VOA Somali Service)
  • Al-Shabab Kill Chief Abduct Two Reservists in Mandera (Shabelle News)
  • New Deputy Director Appointed For Villa Somalia (Jowhar.com)
  • Prime Minister Khayre Meets Norwegian Foreign Minister In Doha (Jowhar.com)
  • Art for Peace in Somalia: Young people Use Street Art to Promote Peace in Mogadishu (Bartamaha)
  • Somali Authorities Probe Suspected Bombers (The East African)
  • Somalia Gets $1.3b For Economy and Security (The East African)
  • How American Special Operators Gradually Returned To Somalia (The Atlantic)
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May 16, 2017 | Morning Headlines.

Key Headlines

  • Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Invites Somali President to Arab-Islamic-US Summit (Al-Riyad News)
  • Uganda Declares Doubling Its Troops In Somalia (Shabelle News)
  • Expanding The State Parliament Is Unjust Says Puntland MP (Garowe Online)
  • QRCS To Launch QR 5.5 mln Ramadan Projects In Somalia (Relief Web)
  • Bishop Urges International Support for Drought-Stricken Somalia as Anti-Terrorism Law Stilt Aid Effort (The Tablet)
  • Executions Increase in Somalia (VOA News)
May 16, 2017 | Morning Headlines.