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    Calm has returned to the southwestern town of Afgooye, following an attack last week where Al-Shabaab detonated a vehicle loaded with explosives at the town’s police station. Photo: AMISOM

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    Galmudug Vice President Hashi welcomed Force Commander Gen. Osman Noor Soubagleh and the forces, noting that the people of Adaado are happy that they have arrived. Photo: AMISOM

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    Turkey donates bulletproof buses to the Somalia Prison Services for protection and secure transportation of prisoners. Photo: @asmali77

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    The Head of Somalia’s Police Force, Maj. Gen. Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Hamud has urged Somali Police Officers to take the trainings being conducted around the country by AMISOM Police as seriously as possible. Photo: AMISOM

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    AMISOM’s Head of Mission, the Special Representative of the African Union Commission Chairperson (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira met with the newly appointed Head of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS), Mr. Hubert Price at the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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    Police commissioner inspect a guard of honor during an opening ceremony for commencement of training for new somali police recruits. Photo: Radio Moqdisho

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    Somali Women Police officer stand guard at a recent function in Mogadishu. Photo: Ashley Hamer

October 19, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Government Troops Retake Afgoye As Death Toll Jumps To 15 (Shabelle News)
  • Senatorial Elections Kick Off In Jubbaland State (Goobjoog News)
  • Mogadishu Based Newspaper’s Editor Freed After Days In Jail (Goobjoog News)
  • Somali Inmates Offered Courses To Boost Skills Before Release (CCTV)
  • China Donates US$2M To WFP For Somalia Aid (Xinhua)
  • AMISOM Trains Somali Police Officers On Securing The Electoral Process (AMISOM)
  • Somalia’s Rocky Road To Democracy (BBC)
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October 19, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Newly Elected Senators From Galmudug On First Assignment In Jowhar (Goobjoog News)
  • AMISOM and UNOCHA Hold First Regional Civil-Military Working Group Meeting In Baidoa (SONNA)
  • Somali Intelligence Detains Al Jazeera Journalist (Radio Dalsan)
  • Somali Troops Battle Al-Shabaab Fighters In Afgoye (Aljazeera)
  • One Killed As Police Engage Shabaab Gunmen In Mandera (Daily Nation)
  • ‘The Mayor of Mogadishu’ –Predicting Hope Beyond Somalia’s Struggles (Capital FM Kenya)
October 19, 2016 | Morning Headlines

October 18, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Prime Minister Applauds HiirShabelle’s Newly Elected President (Goobjoog News)
  • No other administration other than Hirshabelle is allowed in the region – Hiiraan Governor (Radio Kulmiye)
  • Residents Flee Southern Somalia Village As Fighting Intensifies (Goobjoog News)
  • Somali-Americans Accuse Trump Of ’empowering’ Isis Recruiters (The Independent UK)
  • Somali Pirates Holding Five Kenyans 39 Seafarers For Ransom UN Chief Says (Daily Nation)
  • Has Shabaab Been Weakened For Good? The Answer Is ‘Yes’ And ‘No’ (The Conversation)
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October 18, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Puntland President Agrees Peace Deal With Galmudug (Garowe Online)
  • New President Elected For Hiirshabelle State  (Goobjoog News)
  • Pro-govt Army Recapture Town After Al-Shabaab Retreat (Shabelle News)
  • 3 Suspects In Bomb Plot Against Somalis To Face Kansas Court (Associated Press/Hiiraan Online)
  • Somalia Closes Newspaper Arrests Editor (CPJ)
  • Meet The Courageous Women Fighting Terrorism In Africa (Take Part)
October 18, 2016 | Morning Headlines

October 17, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Election For HirShabelle President To Be Held Today (Dhacdo.com)
  • Puntland Announces Revised Upper House Candidates List (Garowe Online)
  • Galkayo Religious Leaders Call For Cessation Of Hostilities (Goobjoog News)
  • Galmudug Shrugs Off UN’s Call To Remove Senator’s Name Over Questionable Record (Goobjoog News)
  • Somalia Is Obama’s Latest Victim As US Expands Army Presence (telesurtv.net)
  • Reject A President And Parliament Elected Through Bribe And Nepotism (Hiiraan Online)
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October 17, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Somalia Gets First Senators As Galmudug Concludes Upper House Polls (Goobjoog News)
  • Somali Presidential Candidate Decries Corruption In Upper House Elections (Radio Dalsan)
  • Jubbaland Holds Graduation Ceremony For Youth Vocational Training In Kismaayo (Goobjoog News)
  • UN Confirms It Objected Names Of Former Warlords In Senate Race (Goobjoog News)
  • Somali Government Shuts Down Newspaper Arrests Editor (Reuters)
  • 26000 Somali Refugees Confirm Intention To Return Home (Daily Nation)
  • In Somalia U.S. Escalates a Shadow War (New York Times)
October 17, 2016 | Morning Headlines

October 14, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Heavy Fighting In Galkayo (Dhacdo.com)
  • HirShabelle Parliament Elects  Speaker (jowhar.com)
  • Galmudug Forces Take Over Godinlabe Village From Ahlu-Sunna: Residents (Goobjoog News)
  • Somalia Bombing And Ambush Kill At Least 13 Including Soldiers (Bloomberg)
  • Somalia: Bomb Attack Kills 7 Soldiers (Anadolu Agency)
  • Could Fadumo Dayib Become Somalia’s First Female President? (CBC Radio)
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October 14, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Tension Escalates In Galkayo As Puntland And Galmudug Forces Dig In For Battle (Goobjoog News)
  • Two Al-Shabaab Militants Killed In Mogadishu (Goobjoog News)
  • IED Blast Targets Military Convoy Near Baidoa Five Dead (Shabelle News)
  • Al-Shabaab Militants Kill ‘2 spies’ In Somalia (Anadolu Agency)
  • Details Emerge Of Turkish Military Base In Somalia (Anadolu Agency)
  • For Somalis Despite Its Wonderful Contribution To Public Health Sanitation Still A Taboo (Hiiraan Online)
October 14, 2016 | Morning Headlines

October 13, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • National Leadership Forum Meeting Fails To Take Place (jowhar.com)
  • Puntland Leader Re-nominate Upper House Candidates (Garowe Online)
  • Puntland President Appoints New Minister  (Garowe Online)
  • Rape Militia And Health Fears Mean Somali Refugees Want To Stay In Kenya – Charity (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
  • Kenya: “Dagahaley Is The Place I Know As Home” (Medecin Sans Frontieres)
  • The Known Unknowns About The Somalis (Hiiraan Online)
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October 13, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Less Than Half Of Delegates Lists Submitted Two Days After Deadline Lapse (Goobjoog News)
  • Puntland Minister Blamed For Taking Part In Clashes Between Puntland Galmudug (Garowe Online)
  • Three Dead And Seven Injured After Galmudug And Ahlusunna Fight Near Cadaado (Goobjoog News)
  • U.S. Probes Somalia’s Airstrikes Claims (Xinhua)
  • Corruption Investigation Into Michael Howard’s African Oil Firm Soma Dropped (The Telegraph UK)
  • Somalia’s Female Presidential Candidate: ‘If Loving My Land Means I Die So Be It’ (The Guardian)
October 13, 2016 | Morning Headlines