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    The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Michael Keating meeting with President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali “Gaas” during the Ambassadorial visit in Garowe to discuss 2016 electoral process. Photo: UNSOM

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    Somali kids take part in JEEM soccer tournament in QATAR. The kids are all happy to represent their country. Photo: @SalahOsman0

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    100 new police officers graduated in Mogadishu, Sat Feb 6. Photo: Radio Muqdisho

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    A Somali man helps dock a smaller boat in Mogadishu's port while a much larger container ship gets off-loaded in the background. In the last three years, Somalia has seen a large increase in trade. Photo: AMISOM

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    Jeffrey Feltman, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, speaks at a press conference held in Mogadishu, Somalia, on February 03, 2016. Photo :UN / Ilyas Ahmed

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    Photo: UNSOM. Puntland Vice-President, Abdihakim Haji Omar, yesterday received the Special Advisor to the DSRSG/RC/HC on Internally Displaced Persons, Walter Kälin, and his team at State House.

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    AMISOM ENDF soldiers help to plough the field of an elderly man in Baidoa. Photo: AMISOM

February 3, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Somalia Investigates Cause Of Blast In Passenger Plane (Hiiraan Online)
  • Somalia Prime Minister Speaks About The Case Presented Against Him (Baidoa News)
  • Minister Of Transport And Aviation Denies Suspension Of Flights Between Mogadishu And Hargeisa(Jowhar News)
  • NGO Worker Survives Car Explosion In Mogadishu (Goobjoog News)
  • Fishers Union Laud A New Fishing Licence Introduced In Puntland (Villa Puntland)
  • Kenya Warns Against Circulation Of Al-Shabaab Attack Messages (Xinhua)
  • AMISOM Mandate At A Glance (The Star)
  • AMISOM Hands-over Renovated Police Station In Dhobley (AMISOM)
  • US Court Clears Way For Torture Lawsuit Against Alleged Somali War Criminal (The Guardian)
  • Why I moved Back To Somalia And You Should Too (The Seattle Globalist)
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February 3, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • A Famous Businessman Shot Dead In Bosaso Town (Shabelle News)
  • New Campaign Takes Aim At Inequality In Somalia (Hiiraan Online)
  • Displaced Bakol Families Walk To Luq Town (Goobjoog News)
  • Int’l Maritime Watchdog Calls For Vigilance Against Pirates In Somalia (Xinhua)
  • Flight Makes Emergency Landing In Somalia Capital After Fire (Bloomberg)
  • Why Elections In Somaliland Are Neither Free Nor Fair? (Hiiraan Online)
February 3, 2016 | Morning Headlines

February 2, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Somalia Kenya Sign Bilateral Cooperation Agreement (Hiiraan Online)
  • Somali President Meets Ethiopian Prime Minister On Security (Goobjoog News)
  • Somalia President Confident In AMISOM (Garowe Online)
  • Somali Government Suspends Flights To Somaliland (Goobjoog News)
  • Soldier Killed In Somalia Attack Buried (Standard Digital)
  • Famine Becoming Desperate As East Africa Rains Fail For Third Year (ABC News)
  • Walter Kalin’s Visit To Garowe (UNSOM)
  • Four Al-Shabaab Militia Shot Dead At Boni (The Star)
  • In Somalia Stability Is A  Distant Promise (Stratfor)
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February 2, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • At Least One Killed 5 Others Wounded After Huge Blasts In Mogadishu (Xinhua)
  • Somali Forces Urged To Coach And Guide Each Other (Wacaal Media)
  • Puntland President Addresses Hundreds Of Students After Visit To University Of Health Science In Bosaso (Villa Puntland)
  • Families Of Mogadishu Beach Attack Victims Demand Justice (Horseed Media)
  • AMISOM Introduces ‘Radio-In-A-box’ To Enhance Communication With Local Populations (AMISOM)
  • Egypt Detains Somali Refugee Child For Six Months (Al Jazeera)
  • Auditor General: Foreign Companies And Big Men Are Plundering National Assets (Goobjoog News)
February 2, 2016 | Morning Headlines

February 1, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Casualties Feared After Explosions Rock Near Presidential Palace In Somalia (Xinhua)
  • IGAD Urges Somali Govt To Complete Hiiraan Middle Shabelle State Formation (Hiiraan Online)
  • Somalia UK  Sign Bilateral Agreements In Mogadishu (Wacaal Media)
  • Diarrhoea Affects Children And Elderly In Mudug (Radio Ergo)
  • Council Re-elects Eyl DC (Garowe Online)
  • Somalia Probes Impact Of Kenyan Airstrikes Across Gedo Region (Xinhua)
  • Saudi Arabia Turns To Somalia For Domestic Workers Amid Abuse Cases (CCTV)
  • The New Electoral Model Hits A Deadlock (RBC Radio)
  • Young Somali Activist Sentenced To Death For Being A Lesbian (The Independant)
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February 1, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Galmudug President Welcomes Consultative Forum Outcome (Wacaal Media)
  • As Droughts Bite Somaliland President Urges National Prayers For Rain (Hiiraan Online)
  • Somalia Hold Elections After 45 Years Says President Hassan (Goobjoog News)
  • Japan Donates 37$ Million To Fund Somalia’s Security (Radio Dalsan)
  • Three Dead Several Injured After Attack By Suspected Al-Shabaab Militants In Lamu (Daily Nation)
  • Minnesota Groups Seek Money To Keep Youths From Extremism (Fox News/AP)
  • Somalia AU Forces Arrest 50 Al-Shabaab Suspects In Middle Shabelle (Indo-Asia News Agency)
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta Meets Ban Ki-Moon To Discuss AMISOM (Standard Digital)
  • Africa Threatens To Quit United Nations (The Star)
  • St. Cloud Comes To Grips With Clashes Between Immigrants Longtime Locals (Star Tribune)
February 1, 2016 | Morning Headlines

January 29, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • UN Praises ‘Inclusive’ Somali Election Plan ( Yahoo News/AFP)
  • Somali President’s Kenya Trip Sparks Outrage (Hiiraan Online)
  • AMISOM Police Commences Second Phase Of Training Of Somali Police Force Recruits In Baidoa(Goobjoog News)
  • UN Says Somalia’s Success Depends On Managing Threats (China.org)
  • UAE Ambassador To Somalia Meets Somali Official (Emirates News Agency)
  • Remarks By UN SRSG Keating For The Security Council Consultations On Somalia (UNSOM)
  • Dadaab: Inside The World’s Largest Refugee Camp (The Telegraph)
  • Jama Aden Interview: Coaching Genzebe Didaba (Athletics Week)
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January 29, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Somali Leaders Agree On Framework For Elections (Voice of America)
  • President Hassan Sheikh Says Al-Shabaab Will Be Defeated (Wacaal Media)
  • Puntland President Addresses The State On The Latest Developments In Election Talks After Receiving Statesman Welcome In Bossaso (Villa Puntland)
  • Somali Peace Rally At Site Of Lido Beach Attack (BBC)
  • Three African Leaders Pledge To Work For Peace In Somalia (Bernama News Agency)
  • Mpeketoni Massacre Suspects Fate Due Thursday (Capital FM)
  • Amnesty For Radicalised Youths Still On Says Nkaissery (Citizen Digital)
  • Massacre At Lido Beach And Public Defiance (Hiiraan Online)
January 29, 2016 | Morning Headlines

January 28, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • International Community Agrees To Somalia President Blueprint (Garowe Online)
  • Somali And AMISOM Forces Destroy Al-Shabaab Manned Roadblock In Galgadud Kill Six Fighters(Radio Bar-Kulan)
  • Bardera Farmers Determined To Recover From Last Year’s Disaster (Radio Ergo)
  • Kenyans Pound Al-Shabaab Hideouts (Garowe Online)
  • KDF Will Stay In Somalia Says Uhuru Kenyatta (The Star)
  • Al-Shabaab Raped Women In Lamu Raid Says Officer (Standard Digital)
  • Amisom Releases Photos Of El Adde Attack Says It Is ‘Payback Time’ (The Star)
  • Excerpts From Interview With Young Somali Writer (The Star)
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January 28, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Communique On The Electoral Model For 2016 (OPM)
  • Hillary Clinton Says What She Believes About The Somalis In  The US (Somali Current)
  • Puntland President Meets UN Envoy To Somalia As Election Talks Stand Off Remains Unresolved ( Villa Puntland)
  • Kenya Honors Troops Slain In Somalia With Memorial Service (Associated Press)
  • UAE Ambassador In Somalia Meets Presidents Of Puntland And Jubaland Regions s(Emirate News Agency )
  • Somali Youth In One Maine City Are Learning To Navigate Several Cultures  (PRI)
January 28, 2016 | Morning Headlines