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    A university student makes a point during the dialogue on federalism and good governance held in Mogadishu on 26 May 2015. The dialogue was organized by Ministry of Interior and Federal Affairs (MOIFA) and UN officials. Photo: UNSOM

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    United Nations Support Office for AMISOM (UNSOA) Director Amadou Kamara greets AMISOM Military officials on arrival at Baidoa Airport. Photo: AMISOM

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    410 UN Guards from the Ugandan Peoples Defence Force (UPDF) were awarded medals on Tuesday, to mark the end of their one year tour of duty in Somalia. Photo: UNSOM

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    Traditional dancers perform entertainment during celebrations to mark AU Day held in Mogadishu. Photo: AMISOM

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    UPDF Chief of Defence Forces Gen. Katumba Wamala visits Uganda contingent in Barawe, Somalia. Photo: AMISOM

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    AU Special Envoy to Somalia Amb. Maman Sidikou and SRSG Nicholas Kay met H.E Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Foreign Minister of Ethiopia. Photo: AMISOM

May 22, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Several Suspects Arrested In Kismaayo Following Killing Of Traditional Leader (Wacaal Media)
  • Luuq Administration Opposes The Motion Presented Before The Federal Parliament (Goobjoog News)
  • Former Somalia Premier Urges Somali Diaspora To Participate Somalia Democratic Process (Somali Current)
  • Qardo Welcomes In Style Puntland Head Of State (Wacaal Media)
  • Al-Shabaab Called To Pledge Allegiance To ISIS (Somali Current)
  • EU Steps Up Engagement In Support Of Somali Culture (Somali Current)
  • War-Torn Somalia Opens 2nd Bank In Capital (Xinhua)
  • Al-Shabaab Fighters Storm Garissa Mosques Threaten ‘Traitors’ Day After Ethiopian Soldiers Crossed To Kenya (Standard Digital News)
  • Mogadishu’s Lido beach: Sun Surf And… Grenade (BBC)
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May 22, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • ‘Jubba River Offensive’ To Liberate Al-Shabaab Held Areas In Jubaland (Garowe Online)
  • Suspected Militants Kill Puntland Security Commander (Garowe Online)
  • Parliament Chartered Ship Carrying Refugees Docks At Berbera Port (Goobjoog News)
  • Civil Servants And Armed Forces To Donate To Yemen Refugees (Goobjoog News)
  • Somaliland Forces Withdraw from Taleex (RBC Radio)
  • Kenyan Mosque In Garissa Briefly Taken By Al-Shabaab (BBC News)
  • British Man Charged With Trying To Join Al- Shabaab in Somalia (Associated Press)
  • Somalia Listed As Worst Country For Maternal Health (Voice of America)
  • UAE People & Politics: The Ongoing Campaign To Save Somalia (The National)
  • Somalia: Why Opposition Unity Is A Choice (RBC Radio)
May 22, 2015 | Morning Headlines

May 21, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • South West State To Reopen KM50 Airport (Goobjoog News)
  • AMISOM To Receive Fighter Jets (Somali Current)
  • Somali Minister For Internal Security Jets Off to Djibouti (Goobjoog News)
  • Puntland Lashes Out At Galmudug Over Ownership Of Mudug Region (Wacaal News)
  • AMISOM Police Commences Refresher Training In Belet Weyne (Goobjoog News)
  • Somalia Denies Deal Over Deportees From Denmark (Horseed Media)
  • 5 Suspected Al-Shabaab Militants Nabbed In Somalia (Xinhua)
  • White Widow Samantha Lewthwaite ‘Commands Army Of 200 Female Jihadis And Is Called Mother of Holy War (Mirror)
  • A Onetime Refugee Aims High (Harvard Gazette)
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May 21, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Jubaland Accuses Federal Parliament Speaker Of Backing Motion (Garowe Online)
  • Interim Jubba Administration Leader Makes Reshuffle (Goobjoog News)
  • El-Bur Residents Face Water Shortage and Lack of Health Facilities(Goobjoog News)
  • Kenya Jets Bombs Al-Shabaab Base In Gedo (Radio Dalsan)
  • Puntland Opens Civil Registration Office In Qardo (Wacaal Media)
  • Five  Al-Shabaab Suspects Arrested In Mogadishu (Radio Bar-Kulan)
  • Somalia’s Al-Shabaab Condemns ‘Savage Buddhists’ Urges Help For Rohingya( AFP/ Daily Star)
  • World Must Not ‘Squander’ Opportunity In Somalia UN Envoy Tells Security Council(UN News Centre)
  • Does Kerry’s Surprise Visit To Somalia Prelude A Renewed US-Somali Relationship? (Global Risk Insights)
  • Climate Of Fear In Dadaab Refugee Camp Leads Many To Consider Repatriation (The Guardian)
May 21, 2015 | Morning Headlines

May 20, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Mogadishu Tax Collectors Undergoes Fresh Training (Goobjoog News)
  • US To Offer Capacity Building To Jubbaland Armed Forces (Wacaal News)
  • Somali Federal Government In Budget Deficit (Goobjoog News)
  • MP Hosh Jibril “Federal Parliament Has Only Advisory Role In The Regional States” (Goobjoog News)
  • Burundi Might Leave Somalia As US Cuts Aid (The Observer)
  • 7000 Somali Refugees Return From Yemen (Gulf Today)
  • Ethiopian Forces ‘Cross Into Kenya’ Risk Diplomatic Fallout With Key Regional Ally (Mail & Guardian Africa)
  • Who Really Rules Somalia? – The Tale Of Three Big Clans And Three Countries (Mail & Guardian Africa)
  • Somalia’s Al-Shabaab ‘Taking The Wrong Path’ (BBC News)
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May 20, 2015 | Morning Headlines.

Key Headlines

  • Somali Regional Leader Says He Survived Ambush Near Mogadishu (Radio Danaan)
  • Hundreds Demonstrate Against Motion Presented Before The Federal Parliament of
  • Somalia (Goobjoog News)
  • Somali King In South Africa To Meet Zulu King Over Xenophobia Attacks (Horseed Media)
  • Puntland Govt Lifts Ban On Nat’l Broadcaster Operations (Garowe Online)
  • South West State Executes Convicted Al-shabab Fighter In Baidoa (RBC Radio)
  • Two Missing Girls Claim They’ve Joined Islamist Group In Syria (Standard Digital)
  • How Al-Shabaab Is Dividing Communities In Northern Kenya (Channel 4 News)
  • Life as a Somali Nomad Motivates Starbucks Partner to Help Children (Starbucks Newsroom)
  • How Somalia’s Al-Shabaab Turned Against Its Own Foreign Fighters (The Intercept)
May 20, 2015 | Morning Headlines.

May 19, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • South-West State President Escapes Assassination Attempt (Goobjoog News)
  • Residents Of Lower Jubba Take To The Streets Protesting Against Motion Tabled In Federal Parliament On Jubbaland (Wacaal Media)
  • Mogadishu Mayor Pledges Resettlement For Returning Refugees (Goobjoog News)
  • Minister of Defense Visits Kismaayo (Radio Muqdisho)
  • Ban Ki-Moon: Yemen Crisis Could Open Jihadist Path Through Somalia (Economic Times)
  • Somalia Evacuates 95  Nationals From Yemen: Official (Xinhua)
  • Muslim Preacher Charged In Nairobi Court With Incitement To Kill ( Daily Nation)
  • Where there is oil and gas there is Schlumberger (The Guardian)
  • Meeting Maternal And Child Health Needs In  A Complex Operating Environment (IFRC)
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May 19, 2015 | Morning Headlines.

Key Headlines

  • Somalia Bans Police Officers From Chewing Khat (Garowe Online)
  • First Batch Of Somalis And Yemenis Evacuated by Air Touches Down Somalia’s Soil (Goobjoog News)
  • Denmark Forcibly Deports Somali Asylum-Seekers (Horseed Media)
  • Somaliland President Warns Against Rebuilding Somali Army (Radio Dalsan)
  • Somali Intelligence Detain Dozens In Mogadishu Hotel (Radio Dalsan)
  • Deadly Protest In Lasaanod As Somaliland Celebrates 24 Years Of Independence (Garowe Online)
  • Paramilitary Group Shuts Down Radio Station (Garowe Online)
  • Minnesota Experts Seek New Approach Against Terrorism (Star Tribune)
  • ‘White Widow’ Samantha Lewthwaite Is Now Right Hand Of Al Shabaab Leader In Somalia: Report(International Business Times)
  • An American Company Like No Other Operating in Mogadishu (Wardheer News)
May 19, 2015 | Morning Headlines.

May 18, 2015 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Key Headlines

  • Women Full-Face Veil Banned For Security Fears In Central Somalia Town (Garowe Online)
  • Boat Packed With Somali Returnees Departures From Yemen (Goobjoog News)
  • 25 killed in Somalia including AMISOM forces (Somali Current)
  • Puntland President Meets Yemeni Envoy Amid Refugee Influx (Garowe Online)
  • Al-Shabaab Claims Control Of US Drone In Somalia (Xinhua)
  • UAE Exerts Utmost Efforts To Save Somalia Revive Its  Economy Says Somali official (WAM)
  • Somali Islamists deny Burundian President’s Claim Of Planned Attack (Reuters)
  • White Widow ‘has killed 400 people’ as key figure in Al-Shabaab (The Telegraph)
  • Hargeisa’s Isolation & Idiosyncratic Presidency In the South: A Fool’s Errand! (Wardeer News)
  • What we did not tell to the Turkish (Hiiraan)
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May 18, 2015 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Suspected US Drone Crashes In Burhakaba ( Radio Dalsan)
  • H.E. Ms Mathews OBE Meets With Bristol Somali Community (Hiiraan Online)
  • New Faces In Anti-Puntland President Caucus ( Garowe Online)
  • Patience Running Out In Puntland After Influx Of  Refugees From Yemen (Horseed Media)
  • Illegal Fishing Disrupts Fishermen’s Livelihood In Former Somalia Pirate Hub (Garowe Online)
  • Puntland Police Gives Details Of Saturday’s Security Sweep In Bossaso (Goobjoog News)
  • Focus report: 15 Germans Fighting In Somalia For Al-Shabab  (Deutsche Welle )
  • The Militants Fight Back: First It Was Somalia’s Al- Shabaab Now Boko Haram Recaptures Key Town in Nigeria (Mail & Guardian )
  • Minnesota’s Radical Experiment in Jihadi Rehab  (The Newyorker )
  • Somali President Extols FIFA (Soko25East)
  • Somali Youth Ready To Migrate To Europe Despite Perils (Xinhua)
  • Money Keeps Moving Toward Somalia Sometimes In Suitcases (Foreign Policy)
May 18, 2015 | Morning Headlines