• Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire met with Italian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Emanuela C. Del Re in Mogadishu.

  • President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo received the credentials papers from Norwegian Ambassador to Somalia Ms. Elin Bergithe Rognlie Photo: @TheVillaSomalia

  • Speaker of the House of the People Mohamed Mursal, alongside former speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari hosted Southwest federal MPs in Mogadishu to discussed the upcoming regional elections in South West. Photo: @HarunMaruf

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Isse Awad receiving the credentials of the new Turkish Ambassador to Somalia, H.E. Mehmet Yilmaz, in Mogadishu. Photo: @TC_Mogadishu

  • The AU Special Representative for Somalia Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira accompanied by the Deputy President of Jubaland State of Somalia, Mohamud Siyad Aden cut the ribbon for the newly constructed Dalhis Police Station, in Kismayo. Photo: AMISOM

  • Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Mohamed Gulaid met with Peter de Clercq, the UN Deputy Special Representative and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, in Mogadishu. Photo: @KhadarGulaid

  • Mukhtar Robow and other presidential candidates allied to his camp addressing the media. Photo: @garoweonline

June 28, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

UPDF captures more weapons from al Shabaab 28 Jun- Source: New Vision- 376 words The capture of Balaad by AMISOM peacekeepers on Tuesday is not only a loss of territory, but a big blow to the al Shabaab who also lost lots of weapons. “After a peaceful entry on Tuesday, as the insurgents fled the […]

June 28, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

June 28, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Somali president accuses world of balking at aid 27 Jun- Source: Reuters-283 words Somalia’s president on Wednesday accused the international community of refusing to fund the creation of local security forces capable of tackling piracy and al Qaeda-linked militants and urged them to pay up. “The international community spends millions of dollars (because of piracy) […]

June 28, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

June 27, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Somali PM: al Shabaab will be driven out of their last stronghold before August 27 Jun- Source: Shabelle- 196 words Abdiweli Mohammed Ali, the Prime Minister of Transitional Federal Government of Somalia, declared that his government is willing to end the reign of al Shabaab militants in the country before 20 August, the ending point […]

June 27, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

June 27, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Somalia gains another area from al Shabaab militants 26 Jun- Source: Radio Bar-kulan- 160 words The African Union and Somali forces have gained yet another territory from al Shabaab militants after hundreds of its forces and Somali troops swept into Bal’ad, a town north of Mogadishu, forcing al Shabaab militants to flee. AMISOM spokesman Paddy […]

June 27, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

June 26, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Somali, AU forces seize strategic town of Bal’ad from al Shabaab 26 Jun- Source: Radio Mogadishu/Radio Shabelle/RBC/ Jowhar Online- 205 words Somali National forces backed by the African union peacekeeping soldiers have seized control of Bal’ad district and Golaley environ in middle Shabelle region and pushed al Qaeda linked group of al Shabaab further north. […]

June 26, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

June 26, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Somali president sends congratulations to Somalis for 52nd Anniversary of Independence 25 Jun- Source: Radio Mogadishu- 108 words Somali president, Sharif Sh. Ahmed sent congratulations to the all Somali community for the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of 26th June in 1960 when northern regions took their freedom from the colonial state. President Sharif said […]

June 26, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

June 25, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Somali defense minister promises to expand war on al Shabaab 25 Jun- Source: Shabelle/ Mareeg Online/SONNA- 122 words The Minister of Defense for Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia Hussein Arab Isse, promised Monday to expand the war against al Shabaab militants in south-central Somalia.The Minister told reporters on Monday that the coalition forces [Somali […]

June 25, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

June 25, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Somali leaders agree on Draft Constitution 22 Jun- Source: VOA- 389 words The key stakeholders in Somalia’s political transition process have agreed on a draft constitution, a significant step toward establishing a more permanent government.  The time for the transition is running out, with less than two months to go before a deadline to elect […]

June 25, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

June 22, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

President Sharif dismisses World Bank’s $130 million discrepancy report 22 Jun – Source: Radio Bar-kulan – 159 words President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has rubbished a report recently issued by the World Bank alleging the discrepancy of about $130m (£85m) which was received by the his government. He dismissed the alleged discrepancy, calling it baseless and […]

June 22, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

June 22, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Somalia’s Sharif to stand for new term as president 21 Jun- Source: AFP- 321 words Somalia’s President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed said yesterday he would stand as a candidate for a new term in office, two months ahead of his job coming up for renewal. “My services are available to Somalia if I am trusted with […]

June 22, 2012 | Morning Headlines.