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    A reinforced battalion of UN soldiers serving in Somalia have been feted for their distinguished service. The soldiers received medals and certificates at an awards ceremony presided by the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Mr. Michael Keating Photo: UNSOM

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    Stephen Schwartz was sworn in today as first US Ambassador to Somalia in a quarter century. Photo: @StateAfrica

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    A band entertains guests during celebrations to mark 26th June Photo: Radio Muqdisho

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    AMISOM Official urges Somalis to return home to rebuild the Nation. Photo: AMISOM

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    A committee appointed by the Federal Government of Somalia to formulate a strategy for increased women’s participation in upcoming legislative elections, has concluded consultative discussions hoped to guarantee 30 percent women’s representation. Photo: AMISOM

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    We shine light on the significant progress made by the Federal Government of Somalia, allowing the Somali Child to reach their full potential. Photo: AMISOM

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    The construction of a rehabilitation center for disengaged combatants in Jubbaland state administration was officially launched on Monday, in Kismaayo. This is the fourth center to be established in Somalia as part of the government’s National Programme for the Treatment and Handling of Disengaged Combatants. Photo: UNSOM

June 22, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Bodyguard Kills Intelligence Boss In Jowhar (Shabelle News)
  • Former Somali Minister For Planning Declares His 2016 Presidential Bid (Goobjoog News)
  • Puntland International Diplomats Discuss Electoral Process (Garowe Online)
  • 24 Hours Rain ‘Quenches Thirst’ Of Residents In Some Areas In Puntland (Goobjoog News)
  • KDF Train With Americans To Build Special Rescue Unit (Daily Nation)
  • Somalis Hope Compassion Guides Judge In ISIS Sentencing (Minnesota Public Radio News)
  • WFP Denies Storing Or Distributing Expired Food In Somalia (Radio Ergo)
June 22, 2016 | Morning Headlines

June 17, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • SNA Ethiopian Troops Carry Out Operation In Hiiraan (Shabelle News)
  • Rains Badly Damaged Roads In Mogadishu (Goobjoog News)
  • Clan Clashes Killed 2 People In Las Anod Elders Intervene (Goobjoog News)
  • Japan Extends By One year MSDF Anti-piracy Mission Off Somalia (Xinhua)
  • Paul Ryan Lies To O’Reilly: Says He Passed Bill To Pause Somali Refugee Program (Breitbart)
  • Somaliland: Kill All But The Crows (Al Jazeera)
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June 17, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • At least 15 Somali Migrants Suffocate In A Truck In Zambia (Lusaka Times)
  • Anti-Al-Shabaab Military Manoeuvres In Hudur District Of Bakool Region (Goobjoog News)
  • Diarrhea Outbreak Kills Women And Children In Gedo (Shabelle News)
  • Kenya Shuts Down Border With Somalia over Al-Shabaab Attack Fears (Radio Dalsan)
  • Number Of Child Soldiers In Somalia May Top 5000 UN Reports (Voice of America)
  • Texas City Where Cops Shot Walmart Hostage-taker Flooded With Refugees (WND)
  • Bomb Scare At Canadian High Commission Over Visas (Associated Press)
  • We Must Choose To Not Live In Terror (TIME)
June 17, 2016 | Morning Headlines

June 16, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • New EU Support For Somalia Kenya And Mauritius Announced During Top Development Event (European Commission)
  • Afgoye Administration Bans Holding Illegal Weapons (Shabelle News)
  • Puntland Bans Firearms From Nomads In Parts Of The State (Goobjoog News)
  • Somali Police Tighten Bardere Security (Shabelle News)
  • Puntland President Addresses Parliament As 37th Session Starts (Garowe Online)
  • International Day Of The African Child (AFP)
  • Uhuru Asks UN To Increase Support For Amisom Somalia Security (The Star)
  • Somalia Moves To Shore Up Government Ahead Of National Elections (Voice of America)
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June 16, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Somali Federal Parliament Amends Articles In Provisional Constitution (Goobjoog News)
  • SNA AU Troops Conduct Mine-clearance Operation In Lower Shabelle (Shabelle News)
  • Global Somali Diaspora Lashes Out At Trump For Making Derogatory Statement Against Somali-Americans (Goobjoog News)
  • WFP Investigating The Origin Of Expired Food Aid Destined For Drought Victims (Radio Dalsan)
  • UN Backs Kenya’s Stand On Closure Of Dadaab Refugee Camp (Daily Nation)
  • We’re Tired of Camp Life Somali Refugees Say As They Leave Dadaab (Daily Nation)
  • Suspected Al-Shabaab Militants Shell Parts Of Somalia’s Capital (Bloomberg)
  • Has Kenya’s Brinkmanship Over Dadaab Worked? (IRIN News Agency)
June 16, 2016 | Morning Headlines

June 15, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • UN Food Agency Denies Importing Expired Foodstuff To Somalia (Goobjoog News)
  • Gunmen Shot Dead Darkeynley Deputy District Commissioner (Radio Dalsan)
  • Major Blackout In Hargeisa As Heavy Rains Rock Town (Goobjoog News)
  • Jubaland New Cabinet Sworn To Office In Kismayo (Radio Dalsan)
  • Plans To Convert Amisom Troops Into Peacekeepers In Advanced Stage (Daily Nation)
  • Somalia Kenya Ocean Dispute Hearings Set For September (The Star)
  • Sent Sealed And To Be Delivered: Minn. Nonprofit Packs Off A Whole Hospital For Somalia (Star Tribune)

June 15, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Intelligence Director Sacked By President Amid Security Concerns (Hiiraan Online)
  • Puntland President Sacks Top Intelligence Officials (Garowe Online)
  • Trump Says Many Somalis In Minnesota Attempted To Join ISIS (Goobjoog News/Agencies)
  • Expired Food Imported By WFP Seized At Airport Mogadishu (goobjoog News)
  • Absorb Troops Kenya Tells UN As Support Is Scaled Down (The Standard)
  • Somalia Starts Building Rehab Center For Former Al-Shabaab Fighters (Xinhua News)
  • Armed Somali Man Takes Hostage In Texas Town Feds Forced To Accept Refugees (The Daily Caller)
  • Somali Camel Traders Pay The Price Of War In Syria (Aljazeera)
June 15, 2016 | Morning Headlines

June 14, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Death Toll Due To Heavy Rains Rises To 8 In Hargeisa Town (Goobjoog News)
  • MP Says Hiiraan Governor Has No Power To Fire District Official (Shabelle News)
  • Gunmen Execute Civilians In Revenge Attack (Shabelle News)
  • Terror Measures Discussed In Crucial Puntland Meeting (Garowe Online)
  • Construction Of Rehabilitation Center For Former Al-Shabaab combatants launched in Kismaayo(UNSOM)
  • Somali Women Urged To Fully Participate In This Year’s Elections (AMISOM)
  • Turkey Makes A Strong Statement With Massive Somalia Embassy (Daily Nation)

June 14, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • UN: Time Frame Short for Returning Somali Refugees (Associated Press)
  • Gunmen Open Fire On Lorry Three People Dead In Somalia (Goobjoog News)
  • Female District Official Killed In Mogadishu (Shabelle News)
  • Ahlu Suna Militants Detain Universal TV Journalist (Radio Dalsan)
  • The World Bank Appoints Abyrint To Improve Remittance Flows To Somalia (Footprint To Africa)
  • Turkey Defies Odds To Change Somalia’s Fortunes (The EastAfrican)
  • Security Heightened In Mombasa As High Tourist Season Sets In (Daily Nation)
  • Editorial: Global Extremism (Afghanistan times)
June 14, 2016 | Morning Headlines

June 13, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Mogadishu Police To Install Surveillance Cameras In Key City Places (Hiiraan Online)
  • Al-Shabaab Arrests Over Ten Elders For Failure To Pay Zakat (Goobjoog News)
  • Jubaland President Emphasizes Effective Governance As Top Priority (Garowe Online)
  • 20 Children Die Of Diarrhoea And 10 Others Recuperating In Barao Town (Goobjoog News)
  • In Kenya UNHCR Chief Assured Refugee Return Will Not Contravene International Obligations (UNHCR)
  • AMISOM Officers Urged To Protect Vulnerable Groups During Military Operations (AMISOM)
  • St. Anthony: No Signs Of Settlement In Dispute Over Afro Deli (Star Tribune)