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    Image of the day" Mogadishu Mayor Abdirahman Osman Omar at the Iftar dinner hosted for Ambassadors from Islamic countries in Mogadishu. Photo: @engyarisow

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    Image of the day" width="240" />Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire presenting a certificate of appreciation to the outgoing Permanent Secretary - Office of the Prime Minister, Mr. Mohamed Keynan.

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    Photo: @DeputySomaliPM The Chairperson of the National Flood Response Committee, Somalia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Mahdi Mohamed Guled and First Deputy Speaker Ibrahim Mudey co-chair a meeting on the distribution of financial aid to flood-affected communities.

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    Somaliland Vice President Abdirahman Saylici and other government officials on a tour of the cyclone affected areas in Awdal region. Photo: @DalsanFM

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    Image of the day" src="https://ci4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/e_fmnVYKjr6vesI7tV6BLpUSlIdcBhzkvq0FLRmT2X9c9e4CyKx80pIFLlMjXwF57bBtq_dxSop1XG-0CYdLy5SgLRIc=s0-d-e1-ft#https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdpPxleVQAI1sgV.jpg" alt="Image of the day" width="240" />Mogadishu residences dealing with the effects of the heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours. Photo: @Goobjoognews

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    The Council of Ministers meeting in Mogadishu yesterday. Photo: Dhacdo.com

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    Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Khaire inspects police stations and checkpoints manned by Somali forces in Mogadishu on the eve of the Holy month of Ramadan. Photo: @SomaliPM

August 30, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Speaker election drives transition a step foward, says Rondos 29 Aug – Source: Bar-kulan – 95 words EU Special Representative for the horn of Africa, Mr. Alex Rondos, welcomed the election of Mohamed Osman Jawari as the new speaker of the parliament of the war-torn nation. In a statement sent to newsrooms, Mr. Alex Rondos […]

August 30, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

August 29, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Somalia must hold presidential vote without delay 29 Aug – Source: AFP – 269 Words Somalia’s newly chosen parliamentary speaker must ensure presidential elections take place without delay, diplomats and the country’s UN representative said Wednesday, as they welcomed him into the powerful post. The United Nations-backed process to set up a new administration — […]

August 29, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

August 29, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Somali parliament elects new speaker 29 Aug – Source: Reuters – 500 words Former cabinet minister Mohamed Osman Jawaari was elected speaker of Somalia’s parliament by a majority vote on Tuesday to lay the groundwork for a new government in the war-torn Horn of Africa country. The next step in a Western-backed plan to end […]

August 29, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

August 28, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Somali parliament set to elect new speaker 28 Aug – Source: Radio Kulmiye/Bar-kulan/Somali Channel TV/Mareeg Online/Jowhar Online – 95 words Somali parliament is electing a new speaker on Tuesday. At a sitting in Mogadishu, the newly-inaugurated members of the parliament are meeting to cast their votes for the four candidates that presented their candidacy status. […]

August 28, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

August 28, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

African Union Troops capture Marka 27 Aug – Source: AMISOM – 340 words Somalia troops with the assistance of the African Union Mission Troops, have this morning pushed Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists out of Marka, the third-largest port in Southern Somalia. The dawn operation met little resistance as the AMISOM and Somali National Army troops steadily […]

August 28, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

August 27, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Five children killed playing with explosives in Somalia 27 Aug – Source: Times Live/AFP – 143 words “There was a heavy explosion, we believe caused by an explosive device that they had been playing with,” said Abdi Jinow Alasow, governor for the Middle Shabelle region. “At least five children have died and more than 10 others […]

August 27, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

August 27, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Electoral team reveals speaker’s election date 26 Aug – Source: Bar-kulan – 92 words The Somalia Electoral Commission has given reasons behind the postponement of the election of the speaker that was earlier slated for Sunday, 26th of August, 2012. The commission’s spokesman Osman Libah Ibrahim said that the election would be held this Tuesday; […]

August 27, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

August 24, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Al Qaeda in Somalia recruits Somali students in Pakistan 24 Aug – Source: Friday Times – 497 Words Groups linked to al Qaeda in Somalia are using the international terror network to recruit Somali students in Pakistan and train them to carry out terrorist attacks in Europe, security analysts fear. Al Qaeda chief Dr. Ayman al […]

August 24, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

August 24, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

U.S. commander: Al Shabaab weakened 23 Aug – Source: UPI – 126 words U.S. military assistance to the government of Somalia has helped cut the amount of territory under al-Shabaab control, the U.S. commander in Africa said. Forces from African Union countries have also performed in an “extraordinary” manner, Army Gen. Carter F. Ham told […]

August 24, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

August 23, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

President, UN envoy meet to solve row over Somali parliamentarian selection 23 Aug – Source: VOA Somali Service/Bar-kulan/Jowhar Online/Somali Channel TV/Hiiraan Online/Mareeg Online – 335 words Somali Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and the UN Special Representative for Somalia Ambassador Augustine Mahiga have once again held a meeting to discuss the fate of those who were exempted […]

August 23, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.