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    Delegates from 30 countries gather for the second day of the High Level Partnership Forum in Mogadishu, Somalia. Photo: UN/Tobin Jones

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    President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud and SRSG Nick Kay opening the High Level Partnership Forum 2015 earlier today.

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    Kismayo residents welcome the Somalia President Hassan Sheik Mohamud, during his arrival in Kismayo, Somalia for the National Army Integration Ceremony on July 26 2015. Photo: UN Photo/Awil Abukar

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    UNSOM Regional Director, Benjemin Johan, speaks at a closure day of a training workshop for journalists on personal safety, reporting on the New Deal, State-building and Political progress. The workshop was organized by the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and facilitated by the UN in Kismayo, Somalia on July 23, 2015. Photo: UN Photo/Awil Abukar<

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    The President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and the new president of Galdmudug regional administration Abdikarim Hussein Guled receive an official salute on arrival at Adaado Airport to attend the presidential inauguration for the Galmudug regional administration in Adaado on July 23, 2015. Photo: UNSOM

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    AMISOM officials together with officials from Barawe city's administration test the renovated borehole at Barawe Hospital. Photo: AMISOM

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    Civilians at the Tortorow's livestock market in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia. Photo: AMISOM

July 24, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Research Finding On Citizen’s Perception Of Peace And Stabilization Initiative In Somalia Released (AMISOM/UNSOM)
  • Somali Defence Minister Unveils Plans To Retrieve New Strategic Towns From Al-Shabaab (Goobjoog News)
  • Somalia Leader IGAD and UN Diplomats Arrive In Adaado (Mareeg Media)
  • Puntland President Ponders Dissolving Eyl District Council (Garowe Online)
  • Jubaland Forces Set To Launch Offensive On Haregeisa Yarey Town Of Lower Jubba Region (Wacaal Media)
  • Dawn To Dusk Curfew Imposed On Just Recovered Bardhere (Goobjoog News)
  • Somali Government Says It Is Ready For Al-Shabaab Defectors (Mareeg Media)
  • U.S. Launches Airstrikes Against Al Qaeda Affiliate Al-Shabaab In Somalia (Los Angeles Times)
  • KDF Kill 24 Al-Shabaab Militants In Somalia (Capital FM)
  • Fake Democracy And Governance” Can’t Create Stable Somali State (Hiiraan Online)
July 24, 2015 | Morning Headlines

July 23, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Coalition Forces Head to Diinsoor Town Amid Heavy Military Offensive (Somali Update)
  • Ethiopian Forces Accused Of Killing Civilians In Bakool Region (Wacaal Media)
  • Dr. Ismael Jim’ale Human Rights Organization Says Marka Toll Stands At 22 (Goobjoog News)
  • Unmarried Men In Hargeisa Stage Protests Over Hiked Dowry And Bride Prices (Wacaal Media)
  • Djibouti’s US Ambassador Dies Aged 71 (Mustaqbal Radio)
  • President: ”UK’s Support Is Vital To Somalia’s Recovery” (Mareeg Media)
  • AU Somali forces Kill 17 Militants In South Somalia (Xinhua)
  • AU Somali Troops Take Al-Shabaab Town (News 24)
  • Suffocating Security Ahead Of Obama’s Kenya Visit (Times Live)
  • Obama’s Trip Raises Security Concerns (CNN Politics)
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July 23, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • UPDATE: Bardhere Falls To Allied Forces In A Final Assault As Al-Shabaab Flees (Goobjoog News)
  • Somali Lawmaker Calls For Extension Of Parliament’s Mandate (Horseed Media)
  • Gulleid To Be Officially Crowned As Galmudug Head Of State In A Ceremony To Be Held In AdaadoTomorrow (Wacaal Media)
  • Gedo: Hundreds Flee Homes Over Conflict Fears (Radio Ergo)
  • Somalia Needs Urgent Efforts To Protect Civilians From Violence (Somali Update)
  • Well-known Elder Gunned Down In Bardhere As Allied Troops Close In On The Town (Goobjoog News)
  • Somali-Based Pirates Down But Not Out (Hellenic Shipping News)
  • Miraa Has Same Effects As Illicit Brew MP Says Calls For Ban In Kenya (The Star Kenya)
  • Somalia: Unlikely Pageant (Garowe Online)
July 23, 2015 | Morning Headlines

July 22, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Government And AMISOM Forces Take Control Of Juungal Ahead Of Baardheere Offensive (Wacaal Media)
  • Efforts To End Inter-clan Hostility In Jowhar District (Goobjoog News)
  • Somaliland: NEC Jumpstarts Phase I Of Voter Registration (Somaliland Sun)
  • Yemenis Pitch Camp In Mogadishu As Government Pledges To settle Them (Goobjoog News)
  • Thousands Flee As SNA And AMISOM Close In Al-Shabaab Stronghold (Radio Dalsan)
  • AU Troops Launch Airstrikes In South Somalia (Xinhua)
  • Kenyatta And Obama To Talk Security And Flights (Times Live)
  • Airline In Air Force One Security Breach: Report (Sky News)
  • Internship Program Growing In Cedar Riverside Neighborhood (CBS Minnesota)
  • Uganda’s Pullout Is No Guarantee To Al-Shabaab’s Terror End (New Vision)
  • Survivor Describes Her Body Being Consumed By Pain (Sky News)
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July 22, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Coalition Forces Advance to Al-Shabaab Stronghold (Mareeg Media)
  • Kenyan Warplanes Carry Out Airstrikes In Gedo Region (RBC Radio)
  • Over 1200 Somali Returnees Arrive In Northern Somalia (Horseed Media)
  • Somalia To Rebuild Somali Language And Culture Academy (Goobjoog News)
  • Galmudug State Denies Abudwaq Capture By Ahlu Sunna (Wacaal Media)
  • Government Officials To Take A 25% Wage Reduction Following Foreign Aid Cuts (Horseed Media)
  • Japan To Extend Anti-piracy Mission Off Somalia (Joc.com)
  • Uhuru Meets Youth In Walk of Hope Campaign At State House (The Star)
  • City Dwellers Throng Afgoye The New Getaway Destination For Mogadishu Residents To Mark Eid(Goobjoog News)
  • How Somali Piracy Became Big Business (Business Standard)
July 22, 2015 | Morning Headlines

July 21, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • New UN Deputy Special Representative Of The Secretary-General For Somalia Arrives In Mogadishu(Mareeg Media)
  • Galmudug President Donates To Galkayo-Hobyo Road Project (Goobjoog News)
  • Guleed And IGAD Delegation Expected In Dhusamareb Today As They Seek To Resolve Ahlu Sunna Standoff (Wacaal Media)
  • Puntland Government Delays Garowe Bossaso District Councils (Garowe Online)
  • Somalia Not Yet Ready To Manage Its Own Airspace (Horseed Media)
  • Somali President Reasserts Hiiraan Middle Shabelle Regions Integration Initiative (Hiiraan Online)
  • Women Want Obama To Discuss Withdrawing Soldiers From Somalia (The Star)
  • US Authorities Allege Oregon Imam Assisted Radicals (ABC News/Associated Press)
  • Syracuse Community Association Helps Immigrants Adjust To Life In Central New York (Local.syr.com)
  • U.S. Congress Urges President Obama To Nominate New Ambassador ASAP (Mareeg Media)
  • UN Special President for Somalia: Mr. President Stop Democracy of Hypocrisy (RBC Radio)
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July 21, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Al-Shabaab Shuts Down Andalus Radio Amid Imminent Clash With Allied Forces (Goobjoog News)
  • Somalia President Receives Credentials From UK Ambassador (Horseed Media)
  • Parliament Fails To Swear In Independent Commissions As House Fails Quorum (Goobjoog News)
  • Government And AMISOM Forces Capture Key Entry Point As Battle To Liberate Diinsoor Gains Momentum (Wacaal Media)
  • Dozens Of Somali Refugees In Denmark Fear Deportation (Horseed Media)
  • Somali Prime Minister Returns To Mogadishu (RBC Radio)
  • Deploy KDF To Guard Waters MP Tells State (Standard Digital)
  • Kenya And Somalia Feuds Far From Over (The Star Kenya)
  • US Policies In Somalia Doomed To Failure: Activist (Press TV)
  • Is Puntland’s Ali Gaas Slowly Becoming Unpopular? (Somali Current)
July 21, 2015 | Morning Headlines

July 20, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • African Union Troops In New Offensive Against Al-Shabaab (Horseed Media)
  • Our First Priority Is Security Of Our State Says Galmudug President (Goobjoog News)
  • Ahlu Sunna Takeover Areas Previously Under Government Control (Wacaal Media)
  • Town of Armo Police Academy To Reopen Soon (Goobjoog News)
  • Wajir County Establishes Anti Radicalization Office To Counter Terror (Radio Dalsan)
  • Kenya: Al-Shabaab Set Up Camp In Boni Forest (The Star)
  • Lithuanian Troops Leaving For Somalia Anti-piracy Operation (The Lithuania Tribune)
  • Kenya And Somalia Feuds Far From Over (The Star)
  • How Severe Is The terror Threat In East Africa? (BBC News)
  • A Perfect Somali Political Regrouping In Picture (Horseed Media)
  • Universal TV’s Interview With Newly Appointed British Ambassador to Somalia Ms Harriet Mathews(Universal TV)
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July 20, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • One Dies As Somali Forces Clash With Ahlu-Sunna Fighters In Hananbuur (Goobjoog News)
  • Uneasy Calm Returns In Ufurow Following Takeover By Government And AMISOM Forces (Wacaal Media)
  • Somalia Government Puntland and Jubaland Agree Joint Communiqué (Garowe Online)
  • Somali Cabinet Emergency Meeting Cuts Salary And Increase Member of Parliament Tax (Radio Dalsan)
  • Coalition Forces Advancing To Al-Shabaab Stronghold City Of Bardere (Goobjoog News)
  • Somalia Extends Amnesty For Al-Shabaab Fighters (Mareeg Media)
  • Uganda Sending Helicopters To Join Fight Against Al-Shabaab In Somalia Ahead Of President Obama’s Visit To Kenya (International Business Times)
  • Ethiopian Troops Lead Big New AU Offensive Against Al-Shabaab In Somalia; Heavy Fighting Raging(Mail & Guardian Africa)
  • Shoppers Businesses Return To Nairobi’s Westgate Mall (wpxi.com)
  • Somali Community Leaders Push Voter Initiative (Press TV)
  • A Joyous Eid In Somalia: Ugaaso Abukar Boocow’s Instagram Photos Capture The Celebrations In Mogadishu (Huffington Post)
  • The (Im)possibility Of The Ethiopian Somali Pt. I (Maandeeq.com)
July 20, 2015 | Morning Headlines

July 17, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Somali President Extends Eid Message To Somalis (Goobjoog News)
  • The US Government Joins The International Effort to Combat Piracy Off The Coast Of Somalia (Mustaqbal Radio)
  • Information Minister: “Somali People Demonstrated A Conclusive Rejection Of Violence And Intimidation By Extremists.” (Goobjoog News
  • Full-fledged UN Peacekeeping Mission In Somalia Would Be ‘High-risk Undertaking’ Security Council Told (UN News Centre)
  • Hargeisa: Inside Somaliland’s Would-be Capital City (CNN)
  • Investing In Post-War Somalia To Advance US Strategic Interests (The Hill)
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