• alt="Image of the day" width="240" />President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo, Somaliland’s UCID party leader Faisal Ali Warabe and leader of Khatumo state, Ali Khalif Galaydh, during the recent Somali Partnership Forum in  Brussels, Belgium. Photo: @HarunMaruf

  • alt="Image of the day" width="240" />Bakarole, a small village just north of Mogadishu. In one of the aerial photos, AMISOM troops can be seen interacting with villagers. Photo: @HarunMaruf

  • alt="Image of the day" width="240" />President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo Address gathering on women, peace and security in Somalia at the side events in the ongoing Somali Partnership Forum. Photo: UNWomen

  • alt="Image of the day" width="240" />Somali Partnership Forum officially kicks off in Brussels, Belgium. Photo: @Engyarisow

  • alt="Image of the day" width="240" />Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire chairs the weekly Cabinet meeting in Mogadishu, yesterday.. Photo: Dhacdo.com

  • alt="Image of the day" width="240" />Somali Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Amb. Ahmed Isse Awad during a meeting with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing. Photo: @MofaSomalia

  • Image of the day" width="240" />Somalia President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo during a meeting with former President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in Ankara Turkey. Photo: @M_Farmaajo

June 5, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Luxury dining on Somali beach as market matures 04 Jun – Source: AP / Washington Post – 196 words Beachfront dining, fresh lobster, and a European clientele: Somalia’s restaurant scene is quickly changing for the better. Somali businessman Ahmed Jama recently returned to Somalia from London to open two Western-style restaurants in two hotels he […]

June 5, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

June 4, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Security forces in Baidoa kill al Shabaab extremist carrying bombs 03 Jun – Source: Radio Mogadishu/ SONNA – 133 words One of al Qaeda linked group of al Shabaab who was carrying bombs and wanted to harm civilians in Baidoa city of Bay region has been shot dead last night by the security forces of […]

June 4, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

June 4, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

AU Force arrives in Beledweyne town 01 Jun – Source: Bar-kulan – 98 words The first patch of the African Union force on Friday arrived at the central Somali town of Beledweyne near the border with Ethiopia. A battalion from Djibouti was deployed into the town and was warmly received by TFG officials and Ethiopian […]

June 4, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

May 31, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Somalia conference opens with appeal for aid drive 31 May- Source: Capita News/AFP/ Reliefweb/RBC-   593 words Somalia needs a global reconstruction effort to back up ongoing stabilisation efforts and stop the Horn of Africa’s 20-year descent into chaos, leaders said Thursday at the start of a meeting in Turkey. Representatives from 54 countries gathered in Istanbul […]

May 31, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

May 31, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Kenyan forces take Somali town from militants 30 May – Source: CNN/ AFP – 422 words Kenyan soldiers, as part of African Union forces in Somalia, captured the key Al-Shabaab-controlled town of Afmadow on Wednesday, according to a Kenyan Defence Force spokesman. “We now control Afmadow with our troops,” Maj. Emmanuel Chirchir told CNN. The operation […]

May 31, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

May 30, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Somali Premier and delegates reach Istanbul to attend Somalia meeting 29 May – Source: Radio Mogadishu /Hiiraan Online/ Somaliweyn – 256 words Somalia Prime Minister Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas has on Tuesday evening reached Istanbul, Turkey where he was warmly welcomed. The Premier and his wife were accompanied by cabinet ministers including Minister of Federalism […]

May 30, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

May 30, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Somali president escapes Islamist ambush unhurt 29 May – Source: Jowhar Online/Mareeg Online/Hiiraan Online/BBC Somali Service – 58 words Somalia’s president Sharif Shekh Ahmed escaped an ambush unharmed Tuesday as Al-Qaeda linked Shabaab fighters attacked his armoured convoy in territory recently wrested from the extremists, officials said. “Desperate terrorist militants tried to disturb the visit […]

May 30, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

May 29, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

AMISOM vows to take over all al Shabaab held territories 29 May – Source: Radio Risaala/Shabelle – 129 words The African Union Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia on Monday took a group of journalists to the new territories in the Lower Shabelle they have seized from the al Qaeda-link group al Shabaab. AMISOM Deputy Commander, Auduence Dmuawnce […]

May 29, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

May 29, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

400 people arrested in Afgoye town 28 May – Source: Bar-kulan – 119 words At least 400 people have been arrested by TFG and AMISOM forces in Afgoye town 30 kilometers from the capital, Mogadishu. Security officials in Afgoye said that the operation started on Monday and 400 people suspected of having possible ties with […]

May 29, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

May 28, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Explosion in Nairobi’s Moi Avenue 28 May – Source: Daily Nation/Africa Review/Capital news/ Standard/Reuters – 65 words A huge blast that occurred at about 1:10pm has destroyed exhibition stalls along Nairobi’s Moi Avenue street. According to an eye witness, there was a huge blast as debris flew in different directions injuring 28 people in the […]

May 28, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.