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    Participants consisting of senior officials from the Somali federal and regional governments and members of the international community during a meeting of the Somali Development & Reconstruction Facility Steering Committee in Mogadishu, Somalia on August 20 2015. Photo: UNSOM

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    Mogadishu held its first-ever book fair to celebrate books, literature and the revival of human expression in Somali Society. Photo: AMISOM

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    President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali "Gaas" officially launches the Puntland Grand Consultation Conference in Galkayo which was attended by different stakeholders including ministers, parliamentarians, the judiciary, religious leaders, elders and civil society. Photo: UNSOM

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    Somali boys learn martial arts skills at a Karate school in Somalia's capital Mogadishu. Photo: REUTERS/Feisal Omar

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    Football fans eagerly watch a match in Banadir Stadium in Mogadishu. Photo: ‏@SalahOsman0

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    Members of the Somali Defence Committee of Parliament and their Kenyan counterparts led by their deputy chairman IIyas Barre Shill, pose a group photo, at the end of their meeting in Villa Hargeisa, in Mogadishu, Somalia. Photo; AMISOM

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    Newly trained Somali police officers at the closing ceremony of a two week course at Gen. Kaahiye Police Academy in Mogadishu. The police officers will be deployed in newly liberated districts in Somalia. Photo: AMISOM

August 21, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Somalia Set To Inspect Shipments Over Quality Concerns (Hiiraan Online)
  • Bardhere Airport To Start Its Operation (Goobjoog News)
  • Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama’a  Galmudug Vice President Detained In Adaado (Wacaal Media)
  • Somalia PM Appoints Special Envoy For Child Rights (Horseed Media)
  • Extension of Government’s Deadline On Vacating State Owned Properties (Villa Puntland )
  • On The Frontline Of Somalia’s Fight Against Al-Shabaab (Al Jazeera)
  • Football ‘Sweetens’ Life For Somali Orphans At Turkish School (Soko25East)
  • Somali Members of Parliament Set To Impeach President For Corruption (Azeri Press Agency)
  • Why People Jump Lives And Confuse Politicians (Business Day)
  • Somalia Is Back (Mareeg Media)
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August 21, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • US Planning To Hone Somalia Drone Attacks (Garowe Online)
  • Garowe Council Elects A New Mayor (Villa Puntland)
  • Buulamareer Administrator Killed (Wacaal Media)
  • Soldier Executed For Murder Of His Colleague (Horseed Media)
  • High Level UN Delegation Visits Bardhere (Wacaal Media)
  • Somali Regional Leader Wants States Not Elders To Choose Parliament (Reuters)
  • Somali Man Dies After Falling Off Condo Unit (The Rakyat Post)
  • UN Warns El Nino May Reverse Humanitarian Gains In Somalia (Xinhua)
  • Michael Howard Must Have Chance To Clear Up Soma’s Somalia Oil Row (Evening Standard)
  • The Politics Behind the Khat Ban (Hiiraan Online)
August 21, 2015 | Morning Headlines

August 20, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Somalia: International Community ‘Concerned’ On President Impeachment Motion (Horseed Media)
  • More Ugandan Police Officers Join Colleagues In Mogadishu  (Wacaal Media)
  • Policing In Newly Liberated Areas Kickstarts (Goobjoog News)
  • Somalia Soldiers To Be Equipped For War On Al-Shabaab (Shabelle News)
  • Afgoye District Commissioner Orders IDPs To Vacate Government Buildings (Goobjoog News)
  • Soma Oil & Gas Requests Meeting With UN Over Somalia Allegations (Bloomberg)
  • Doing It Themselves: The Rebuilding Of Somalia’s Higher Education Sector (Time Higher Education)
  • Anti-radicalisation Day Held For Parents Worried About Children Going To Syria (Bristol Post)
  • Youth Unemployment In Somalia (Hiiraan Online)
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August 20, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Somali President Urges Parliament And Cabinet To Fast Track National Issues To Build Strong State(Somali Update)
  • Minster Evicts Civilians From EX-Fiyoore Compound (Radio Dalsan)
  • Somalia Wants Debts Cancellation (Horseed Media)
  • Puntland Opens Training For Hundreds Of Police Forces In Armo (Villa Puntland)
  • Somaliland To Hold Elections In 2017 (Garowe Online)
  • Over 20 Killed In A Fight Between Somali Forces And Al-Shabaab In Bakol (Radio Bar-Kulan)
  • Even War Won’t Stop us: Determined Ethiopians Somalis Brave Death And Head To Yemen..Then Finally Saudi Arabia (Mail & Guardian Africa)
  • 25 Militants Killed In Central Somalia: Official (Xinhua)
  • Somali Money Transfer Companies Must Self-Regulate To Maintain The Integrity Of Their Services(Sahan Journal)
August 20, 2015 | Morning Headlines

August 19, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Kenyan Parliamentarians In Somalia To Discuss Bilateral Relations (Somali Update)
  • Despite Domestic Opposition International Community Hails Jubaland President’s Re-election (Hiiraan Online)
  • Tension High In Garbaharey Following Standoff Between Forces Allied To Incoming And Outgoing Administrations (Wacaal Media)
  • Galmudug Parliament Gives  President Guled 15 More Days To Form Cabinet (Radio Muqdisho)
  • Bur-Dhubo Hospital Struggles With Shortage Of Medical Supplies (Goobjoog News)
  • IGAD Top Envoy Shields Jubaland Administration From Frustration (Somali Current)
  • Garowe City Council Members Sworn Into Office (Villa Puntland)
  • Egypt: Al-Azhar Sheikh – We Are Keen On Supporting Somalia To Confront Extremism (All Africa)
  • Police: Vandalism Probe Lacks Evidence Of Race Motive (SC Times)
  • Somali Youth Group Wilderness Program Partner To Give Twin Cities Girls A Special Trip To Yellowstone (Star Tribune)
  • The Somali Federal Government Is A House On Fire With No Exit Part (Wardheer News)
  • On The Other Side Of Mogadishu (Somali Current)
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August 19, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • United Nations AMISOM IGAD EU and UK Congratulate Ahmed Madobe On Presidential Elections(Radio Bar- Kulan)
  • Somalia President Keen To Appear In Parliament Amid Political Uncertainty (Garowe Online)
  • Mogadishu Central Jail Gets First Skills Training Centre (Goobjoog News)
  • A Somali Woman In The UK Will Likely Have More Children Than Average UK Born Woman (Somali Current)
  • Malnourished Children Being Treated In Bardhere (Radio Ergo)
  • Man Who ‘Confessed’ To Be Al-Shabaab Member Remanded Pending Investigations (Standard Digital)
  • Group Of 50  Al-Shabaab Militants Preaching To Basuba Villagers (Coastweek/Xinhua)
  • Why Running Is A Huge Challenge For Somali Women (Fittish)
August 19, 2015 | Morning Headlines

August 18, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Five People Died In Deadly Battle In South Of Somalia (Shabelle News)
  • Helicopter Attacks Destroy Al-Shabaab Vehicles In Central Somalia (Garowe Online)
  • Somali Member of Parliaments Distance Themselves From President Motion Claim Their Signatures Forged  (Wacaal Media)
  • Prime Minister Appoint Yahya As The Permanent Secretary For Interior Affairs (Jowhar Online)
  • Finance Minister Requests Somalia’s Foreign Debts To Be Forgiven (Radio Muqdisho)
  • We Are Waiting For High Court Clearance Says Member of Parliament On Impeachment Motion(Goobjoog News)
  • Growing Number Of Former Al-Shabaab Fighters Giving Up Arms To Lead A Normal Life (Somali Current)
  • Inspector General Unveils Kenya’s Faces Of Terror (Mediamax/K24 TV)
  • Foundation To Help Somali People (Gulf Today)
  • St. Cloud Immigrants Get Global News In Unusual Ways (St. Cloud Times)
  • Caribou Employee Apologizes For Post About Somalis (MPR News)
  • Somalia: A letter from Jamaame (Horseed Media)
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August 18, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Dispute Over Deploying AMISOM Troops To Puntland State (Goobjoog News)
  • Al-Shabaab Officers Surrender To Somali Government (Radio Dalsan)
  • Puntland Government Orders Internal Displacement Persons To Vacate Government Buildings(Goobjoog News)
  • Ethiopian Warplanes Hit Militant Bases In Masagawaa (Wacaal Media)
  • Elbuur Traders Charged Over Al-Shabaab Links (Mareeg Media)
  • Somali Police Nab 11 Militants In Operation: Official (Xinhua)
  • Coleman Backs Headscarf Ban For Columbus Police Officers (The Columbus Dispatch)
  • Do Not Impeach The President (Wardheer News)
  • First Footsteps in Europe: Among the British (Maandeeq.com)
August 18, 2015 | Morning Headlines

August 17, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Member of Parliaments Reject Mediations Insist On President’s Impeachment (Hiiraan Online)
  • Security Forces Discover Illicit Liquor (Goobjoog News)
  • Residents Of Garbaharey Demonstrate Against Jubaland Head And Ethiopian Forces (Wacaal Media)
  • Pro-Madoobe Demonstrations To Kick Off In Kismayo (Goobjoog News)
  • Speaker Meets Independent Constitution Review Committee (Somali Update)
  • Abdi Becomes The First Somali To Graduate As a Marine Corp (Somali Current)
  • Uganda Deploys More Police Officers To Somalia (New Vision)
  • Somali Transplants Put Down Roots In Maine (The Boston Globe)
  • Mr President Your Boarding Pass Is-Ready For Collection (Wardheer News)
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August 17, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Banadir Regional Court Sentences Child Rapists With 10 to 15 Years In Jail (Somali Update)
  • Somalia’s Former Ambassador To Kenya Denied Entry Into Belet Weyne (Garowe Online)
  • Madoobe Was Elected By An Illegal Parliament Says Members of Parliament (Wacaal Media)
  • Football Growth In Somalia Cheers Minister of Sport (Goobjoog News)
  • First Female Candidate Announces Run For Garowe Mayor (Garowe Online)
  • Human Rights Training For Officials And Staff Of Ministry Concluded (Goobjoog News)
  • Suspected Al-Shabaab Fighters Warn Kenyan Villagers To Shun Police (Reuters)
  • Former Warlord Ahmed Madobe Re-elected To Fight Al-Shabaab In Somalia’s Jubaland (The Star)
  • Somali Refugees Work Together To Settle Into New Life In The Grand Cities (Grand Forks Herald)
  • I Fear Al-Shabaab But I Love My pupils So Much I Can’t Leave (Daily Nation)
August 17, 2015 | Morning Headlines