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    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark reaffirmed the UN agency’s strong support for the development, peacebuilding, and statebuilding processes underway in Somalia during her visit to the country on Wednesday. Photo:@UNdeClercq

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    Tighter collaboration between AMISOM and SNA will be key to securing the upcoming electoral process and countering Al-Shabaab, the regional body’s Force Commander, Lt. Gen. Osman Noor Soubagleh said Monday. Photo: AMISOM

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    Secretary of State, John Kerry meets with regional foreign ministers on regional cooperation and dialogue to resolve challenges in Somalia and South Sudan. Photo: @JohnKerry

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    Somali President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs to prepare for the IGAD Summit in Mogadishu next month. Photo: @MinisterMOFA

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    UNSOM police advisers in collaboration with Puntland Police concluded a three-day training for 16 female police officers from across the state. Photo: UNSOM

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    A delegation of senior Burundi military personnel serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has held a meeting with Middle Shabelle administration officials, to discuss ways of securing the forthcoming elections in the region. Photo: AMISOM

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    Somalis flocked to the 2nd annual Mogadishu Book Fair held at the City Palace Hotel in Mogadishu. Photo: @IntegrationTV

August 19, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • One Killed Four Injured In Mogadishu Car Blast: Police (Xinhua News)
  • President Asks Election Commission To Work For Candidates Equally (Shabelle News)
  • Election Commission Registers Political Parties (Shabelle News)
  • Hiiraan Middle Shabelle Inter-regional State Formation Impasse Enters New ‘Crisis’ Phase (Hiiraan Online)
  • Visiting Uganda Senior Commander Commends AMISOM Soldiers For Helping Secure Somalia (AMISOM)
  • Trump Visit To Minnesota Gets Cold Shoulder From Somalis (Associated Press)
  • For 3 Days Books Replace Blasts In Somali Capital (VOA)
August 19, 2016 | Morning Headlines

August 18, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • AU Somali Forces Kill 3 Al-Shabaab Militants In Somalia (Xinhua)
  • Book Lovers And Critics Throng Mogadishu For Literary Festival (Goobjoog News)
  • Deadly Confrontation Between Al-Shabaab And Lower Jubba Clan Militia Leaves 5 Dead (Radio Kulmiye)
  • Soma Loses U.K. Court Bid To Force SFO To End Corruption Probe (Bloomberg)
  • Ilhan Omar Offers Answers To Questions About Her Marital History (Star Tribune)
  • Somalia: One Man’s Terrorist Is Another Man’s Carpenter (The Guardian)
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August 18, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • AU Special Representative Urges International Community To Help Somalia Hold Successful Electoral Process (AMISOM)
  • AMISOM Is Prepared To Secure Somali Elections (Shabelle News)
  • Somalia Parliament Concludes Ahead Of 2016 Polls (Garowe Online)
  • Bardere Police Chief Survives Bomb Attack (Shabelle News)
  • AU Mission Denies Shelling Residential Areas In Somalia (Xinhua News)
  • UPDF Officer Charged Over Death Of 10 Soldiers Gets Bail (New Vision)
  • House Refugees At Your Risk Says Saleh (The Star)
  • Mohamed Ali Nur – How I Plan to Fix Troubled Somalia (The Citizen)
August 18, 2016 | Morning Headlines

August 17, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Somalia Hires Lawyers For Its Citizens Accused Of Piracy In India (Goobjoog News)
  • Khatumo State In Talks With Somaliland (Shabelle News)
  • Puntland Plans To Impose Ban On Cutting Trees (Goobjoog News)
  • Al-Shabaab Recruiters In Kenya Target New Regions (Daily Nation)
  • Challenges Facing Somali Athletes In Rio (Al Jazeera)
  • Second Book Festival To Open In Mogadishu Founder Says 2015 Fair Inspired New Writers (Goobjoog News)
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August 17, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Over 300 Al-Shabaab Suspects Nabbed In Mogadishu: Official (Xinhua News)
  • Ugandan Soldiers Handed Jail Terms Over Oil Scam In Mogadishu (Goobjoog News)
  • Jubbaland Welcomes Kenya To Lead War On Al-Shabaab (Shabelle News)
  • Somali Shops Vandalised After Fatal Shooting (Goobjoog News/IOL)
  • Somaliland: IFJ Urges End To Judicial Harassment Of Journalists (IFJ)
  • Police Link Youths’ Disappearance To Shabaab Recruitment (Daily Nation)
  • Somali Man Denied Refugee Status Has Decision Overturned On Appeal By High Court (The Journal)
  • Somalia FA Launches Third Phase Development (SuperSport)
August 17, 2016 | Morning Headlines

August 16, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Somali Government Confirms Sakoow Raid Affirms Key Al-Shabaab Leaders Felled (Goobjoog News)
  • Tension Rises High In Central Somalia Between Two Rival Clans (Shabelle News)
  • Somali Commandos Destroy Al-Shabaab Base In Southern Somalia (Goobjoog News)
  • President: Somalia Standing On Its Feet Again (Shabelle News)
  • Marriage Discrepancy Clouds Ilhan Omar’s Historic Primary Victory (Star Tribune)
  • Toronto Activists Demand Justice For Abdirahman Abdi (Ottawa Citizen)
  • In Somalia Al-Shabaab Allegedly Loses Its Leader (Stratfor)
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August 16, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • US Confirms Operation In Southern Somalia Declines Its Forces Were Involved (Goobjoog News)
  • Somaliland President Makes Fourth Cabinet Reshuffle In Less Than A Year (Goobjoog News)
  • National Union Of Somali Journalists Condemns Arrest Of Media Worker (Mareeg Online)
  • Jailed Somali Pirates Face Grim Life Conditions In Kenyan Prison (Goobjoog News)
  • Report Says East African Countries Face Increasing Threat From Al-Shabaab (The Washington Post)
  • Government Forces Capture 4 Locations From Al-Shabaab In Somalia (Xinhua News)
  • UNHCR Steps Up Repatriation Of Somali Refugees From Kenya (Xinhua News)
  • A Welcome Somali Voice At The Minnesota State Capitol (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
August 16, 2016 | Morning Headlines

August 15, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Somalia Faces Security Challenges From Local Politicians Says President (Shabelle News)
  • AMISOM And Government Soldiers Launch Operations In Lower Shabelle (Goobjoog News)
  • Nasteho Indho’s Upcoming Concert In Hargeisa Cancelled (Hiiraan Online)
  • AMISOM Nigeria Police Contingent Undergo Induction Course (AMISOM)
  • Yemeni Refugees Caught Up in Somaliland’s Struggle for Nationhood (News Deeply)
  • America’s Shrinking Small Towns See Hope In Refugees (The Seattle Times)
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August 15, 2016 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud Assents To Human Rights Bill (Goobjoog News)
  • Opposition Wants President To Leave Office After Term Ends (Garowe Online)
  • Puntland Military Court Executes Officer Over Killing (Shabelle News)
  • Somali Caught With 38g Of Cannabis Remanded In Custody (Goobjoog/Malta News)
  • U.S Special Forces Kill 30 Al-Shabaab Militants In Southern Somalia (Xinhua News)
  • Rio 2016: Somali Sprinter Hailed As ‘Inspiration’ Despite Finishing Slower Than Most High School Girls(The Independent)
  • Ethiopian Government Donates Food Aid To Hiiraan Residents (AMISOM)
  • Isiolo Terror Suspects Had Been To Somalia In 2012 For Radicalisation Police Say (The Standard)
  • How UPDF Somalia Mission Was Planned (Daily Monitor)
August 15, 2016 | Morning Headlines

August 12, 2016 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Key Headlines

  • Somali Cabinet Endorses New Policy On Al-Shabaab Defectors (Goobjoog News)
  • Al-Shabaab Attacks Somali Military Base In Southern Somalia (Radio Dalsan)
  • Somalia Ethiopia Discuss Regional Security (Radio Kulmiye)
  • After Big Win Former Somali Refugee Now The Favorite To Win Minnesota State Senate Seat (New York Times)
  • 12 Sentenced To 5 Years For Piracy (Pulse Magazine)
  • Did BBC Radio Presenter Go Too Far With ‘Racist’ Somali Olympic Sailing Team Joke? (The Mirror)
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