• 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

  • Minister of Planning, Investment and Economic Development of Somalia,  Gamal Hassan, with Executive Director of the World Food Programme, David Beasley, in Italy, Rome. Photo: @AmbGamal

  • Mogadishu Mayor Abdirahman Omar Osman with US Ambassador to Somalia Donald Y. Yamamoto and head of USAID Jeffrey Bakken, in Mogadishu. Photo: @engyarisow

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.

May 28, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

African Union troops cross Shabelle river and secure Afgooye town 25 May – Source: AMISOM – 362 words AMISOM troops have today crossed the Shabelle River and secured all the major roads leading into and out of Afgooye town. The town is strategically located 30km from the capital, Mogadishu, and governing routes to the port […]

May 28, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

May 25, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Somali Cabinet Ministers clear Hormuud Telecommunication of UN accusation 24 May – Source:Office of the Prime Minister /Radio Mogadishu – 323 words Somalia’s interior minister and National Security has today briefed the cabinet about an investigation carried out on Hormuud Telecommunication Company where the UN leveled accusation against the company on 17th February. The minister […]

May 25, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

May 25, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Shabelle journalist assassinated in Dharkenley district 24 May – Source: Bar-kulan/Shabelle/Mareeg Online/Garowe Online/Jowhar Online – 104 words A Somali journalist, Ahmed Adow Anshur has been shot dead on Thursday afternoon in Suq Bole neighborhood in Dharkeynley district, Banadir region. Ahmed Adow was a journalist working for Shabelle radio and came under fire from unidentified gunmen. […]

May 25, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

May 24, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

AMISOM spokesman: We are just 4 kilometres away from Afgoye town 24 May – Source: Shabelle/ Jowhar Online – 148 words The Spokesman for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) peacekeepers said on Wednesday that the AU and Somali troops are close to the rebel-held Afgoye district, just 30 KM, North West Mogadishu, Somalia […]

May 24, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

May 24, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Somalia on track to end Failed State status 23 May – Source: VOA News – 512 words Somalia’s main political entities have ended three days of often-heated talks, saying they remain committed to a political process leading to a post-transitional government by August. Participants say the United Nations-sponsored talks were surprisingly congenial given the number […]

May 24, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

May 23, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

AU forces intensify attack on Somali rebels 23 May – Source: Reuters – 287 words African Union and Somali government troops stepped up their assault on al Shabaab militants in the capital’s northern outskirts on Wednesday, forcing hundreds of families to flee their makeshift homes and head for the city centre. The AU force, which […]

May 23, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

May 23, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

AU troops battle Somali rebels for control of IDP corridor 22 May – Source: Reuters/Christian Science Monitor – 193 words Fighting erupted outside Somalia’s capital as African Union and government troops launched attacks against al Shabaab insurgents in a push to seize further ground from the rebels, AU officials said on Tuesday. Already in control of […]

May 23, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

May 22, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

AMISOM operation to help largest concentration of displaced people in the world 22 May – Source: AMISOM – 321 Words Early this morning, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Somali National Army (SNA) launched a carefully planned operation to bring security and stability to the people of the Afgoye corridor, west of […]

May 22, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

May 22, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Mogadishu to have street lights soon 21 May- Source: Al Shahid- 133 words The Somali capital city will have street lights soon, after decades of darkness, according to Banadir provincial administration. Mohamed Yussuf, Banadir administration spokesman told journalists on Saturday that plans to light up streets in Mogadishu are going on. “Makka Al-Mukaram high way […]

May 22, 2012 | Morning Headlines.