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    Mogadishu’s Jazeera Palace Hotel reopens four months after attack, in a resilient move against terrorism. Photo: AMISOM

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    The revival of Somali culture is important to the peace and stability. Photo: @engyarisow

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    Burundi troops on parade during the ceremony to mark the completion of their one year tour of duty serving under AMISOM Photo: AMISOM

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    Abdirahman Mohamed Hussein, the Somali Minister of Interior and Federal Affairs speaks during the closing session of a three-day Consultative Process on Somalia’s Draft Political Parties Law held in Mogadishu on November 23 2015.

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    Galmudug Regional Assembly members undergoing a training on parliamentary function. Photo: AMISOM

  • The Interim South West Administration (ISWA) President Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan hands over gifts to the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Mr. Nicholas  for his support and dedication during the formation of the regional administration. Photo: UNSOM

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    A boy reads from his Quran at a mosque in Mogadishu, Somalia. Photo: AMISOM

November 24, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Election 2016: Somaliland Delegates Invoke 1960 Pact Call For 50/50 Split Of Parliamentary Seats(Goobjoog News)
  • Ceasefire In Galkayo After Elders’ Intervention (Shabelle News)
  • Somali Parliament Approves Foreign Investment Law (Hiiraan Online)
  • Five KDF Officers Injured After Landmine Hits Vehicle Near Kenya/Somalia Border (The Standard)
  • Somali Pirates Hijack Iranian Fishing Vessel With 15 Crew Says Official (Reuters)
  • In Somaliland Climate Change Is Now A Life-Or-Death Challenge (The Guardian)
  • Ethiopia: Becoming a Magnet of Peace Economic Integration (The Ethiopian Herald)
November 24, 2015 | Morning Headlines

November 23, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Fighting Ceases In Galkayo But Tension High As Leaders Intervene (Goobjoog News/Villa Puntland)
  • Long-serving Somali Diplomat Dies Aged 72 (Hiiraan Online)
  • Fact-finding Committee To Deliver The Findings Of The Wall Construction By Kenya To The Parliament(Goobjoog News)
  • UN Envoy For Somalia Nicholas Kay Praises ISWA Government Efforts To Establish Strong And Representative Institutions (UNSOM)
  • Implications Of Kenyan Al-Shabaab Recruits Defecting From The Militia To Return Home (The Star)
  • Somali-American Student From Columbus Youngstown State Senior Earn Rhodes Scholarships (Daily Journal/AP)
  • Can Ethiopia’s Railway Bring Peace To Somalia? (BBC)
November 23, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

November 23, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Unknown Drone Strikes Al-Shabaab Base In Southern Somalia 10 Militants Dead (Shabelle News)
  • 11 People Die 52 Injured In Clash Between Puntland And Galmudug Forces Leaders Call For Ceasefire (Goobjoog News)
  • Amid Tension Hiiraan Governor Flown To Mogadishu For Criminal Inquiry (Hiiraan Online)
  • AMISOM Concludes Training For South Somalia State Police Recruits (Wacaal Media)
  • Suspected Leader Of Pro-IS Al-Shabaab Faction Reported Killed (Voice of America)
  • Report Details How Terrorists Outsmarted Security System To Execute Garissa University Attack (The Standard)
  • Galmudug Residents Praised for Efforts Made in Reconciliation and State Building (AMISOM)
  • Insight Into The Earliest Settlers Of EA: Somalis (Daily Nation)
November 23, 2015 | Morning Headlines

November 20, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Somali Police Conduct Security Sweep Outside Mogadishu Detain Al-Shabaab Suspects (Shabelle News)
  • Over Five Hundred Families Displaced By Floods In Fanweyn (Goobjoog News)
  • Somali Journalists Based In Nairobi Condemn Arrest Of Television Journalist In Garowe (Goobjoog News)
  • Somalia Reopens Its US Embassy After 24 Years (CCTV)
  • Minneapolis Community Struggles With ISIS Recruiting Tactics (CBS News)
  • Korea China Conduct Joint Anti-piracy Drills (The Korea Herald)
  • Somalia Blames Deforestation On Saudi Arabia Smoking Too Much Shisha In UN Submission(Metro.co.uk)
  • Africans Too Patient With Politicians – Somali Activist (The Observer)
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November 20, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Somalia Will Not Cede An Inch Of Its Territories (Wacaal Media)
  • Somali Embassy In Washington Re-opens After 24 Years (Goobjoog News)
  • Somali Premier Visits Baidoa For Talks Over Parliament Formation Process And War Against Al-Shabaab (Wacaal Media)
  • IED Blast In Afgoye District Injures Three (Shabelle News)
  • Tower Hamlets Council Recognises Somaliland As An Independent State (Wharf News)
  • Mohamed Bin Zayed Receives Somali President (WAM Emirates News Agency)
  • Somalia exports 5000 livestock to UAE (The EastAfrican)
  • From Somali Refugee To Canadian MP (Al Jazeera)
November 20, 2015 | Morning Headlines

November 19, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Bomb Under Car Seat Wounds Three Including Senior Government Official In Mogadishu (Shabelle News)
  • Four Siblings Die After Failed Self Medication In Yakshid District Mogadishu (Goobjoog News)
  • UN Envoy Meets Former Puntland President (Garowe Online)
  • White House Backing Program To Curb ISIS Recruiting In Minnesota (CBS Minnesota)
  • Nkaissery Says More Al-Shabaab Youth Defect (The Star)
  • Four Women Accused Of Being Al-Shabaab Members Have Links With Jihadists (Daily Nation)
  • Kenya’s Somali North East: Devolution And Security (International Crisis Group)
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November 19, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • UN ‘Deeply’ Troubled By Somalia’s Summary Executions (Hiiraan Online)
  • Al-Shabaab Executes Young Man Near Baidoa (Wacaal Media)
  • Hundreds Of Residents Of Bulla-Hawa Protest Against Border Wall Construction By Kenya (Goobjoog News)
  • Germany Donates €150000 In Emergency Cash Aid For Hiiraan Flood Victims (Shabelle News)
  • Sixty Somali Returnees From Dadaab Camp Arrive In Kismayo (Goobjoog News)
  • Somalia Groups Begin Talks For 2016 Elections (Daily Nation)
  • Teenager Who Blew Student Loan Travelling To Join ISIS Locked Up For 5 Years (Daily Mirror)
  • Two Hundred Somali Police Recruits Complete AMISOM Training In Baidoa (AMISOM)
  • Kenya Launches Somali Station Iftiin FM (KBC)
  • Al Shabaab Defectors Tell Their Stories (The Star)
November 19, 2015 | Morning Headlines

November 18, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • UN Envoy Kay Congratulates Somalis On Consultations Across The Country (UNSOM)
  • Galmudug President Holds Talks With Ethiopian Foreign Minister (Goobjoog News)
  • Somali Interior Minister Calls On Puntland To Be A Role Model For 2016 Elections (Shabelle News)
  • National Consultation Forums On Somalia Upcoming Elections To Conclude Today (Villa Puntland)
  • UNFPA Celebrates Progress In Maternal Child Health In Puntland (Garowe Online)
  • Somalia Climate Plan Targets Illegal Charcoal Trade (Climate Home)
  • Regional Consultations On 2016 Electoral Process Start In Somalia (APA/Star Africa)
  • Foreign Fighters Get Special Treatment In Somalia (The Star)
  • Al-Shabaab Still A Major Security Threat To Kenya – Returnees (The Star)
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November 18, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Somali President Says He Seeks Political Solution To Conflict (Bloomberg)
  • UN Human Rights Condemns Civilian Killings In Somalia Calls For Action (Goobjoog News)
  • Somalia Government Delegation To Visit Kenya Security Wall Construction Site (Wacaal Media)
  • Afgooye Farmers Raise Concerns Over Growing Insecurity In The Area (Goobjoog News)
  • UN Delegation Arrives In Beledweyne Central Somalia Over UNMAS Officer’s Death (Mareeg Online)
  • Somali President Says Al-Qaida IS Are Same “Evil” (Associated Press)
  • Kenyan Police Destroy Al-Shabaab Hideouts Seize Guns In Vast Forest (Xinhua News)
  • China Honours Guard Killed In Somalia Attack (Xinhua News)
  • AMISOM Steps Up Somali Soldier Training (CCTV)
  • World Must Unite And Confront As One The Menace Of Bloody Terrorism (Daily Nation)
November 18, 2015 | Morning Headlines

November 17, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Somalia Begins Consultations On Electoral Process (Shabelle News)
  • Former BBC Somali Service Journalist Dies In Jigjiga (Goobjoog News)
  • Terror Group Al-Shabaab Arrested Pro ISIL Members (Mareeg Media)
  • Cholera Hits Central Somali Town (Garowe Online)
  • U.S. Marines In Uganda (U.S. Africa Command)
  • Ongoing Rivalry In Belet-Weyne Somalia Is Undermining Efforts Of Stability (CCTV)
  • Men In The Arena (27/28 Pictures)
  • Somali Family Planning Darwin Reunion Party After Son Is Granted Long-Awaited Visa (ABC News)