• President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo addressing soccer fans last night at Konis Stadium in Mogadishu. Photo : @TheVillaSomalia

  • Former Member of Parliament Dr. Khadija Osoble Ali, discussing gender inclusion in Somali politics, at a session hosted by Heritage Institute in Mogadishu. Photo : @HIPS INSTITUTE

  • Somali Finance Minister, Abdirahman Duale Beileh met with Local and International non-governmental organizations to discuss on how they can help in lobbying for Somalia’s debt cancellation process in Nairobi. Photo : MohammedYarrow

  • Mogadishu Mayor Abdirahman Omar Osman and other Federal Ministers attended a dinner event for “is-xilqan” (self-reliance) initiative, in Mogadishu last night. Photo : Photo: @engyarisow

  • Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Mohamed Guled meets with Turkish Ambassador Olgan Bekar and other diplomats in the Turkish Embassy, Mogadishu. Photo : @DeputySomaliP

  • IMAGE OF THE DAY Puntland President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali "Gaas" welcomes Somali Upper House senators, who have been dispatched from Mogadishu to mediate between the Federal Government and Federal Members States across the nation. Photo : @AqalkaSare

  • Image of the day" width="240" />Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire meeting with Mayor of Mogadishu Abdirahman Omar Osman and officials at the Mayor’s office. Photo: @engyarisow

February 24, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Clinton, Cameron rule out air strikes against terrorist forces in Somalia 24 Feb – Source:Xinhua – 340 words Targeted air strikes against terrorist forces in Somalia was “not a good idea,” U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton said here on Thursday. “I am not a military strategist but I think I know enough to say […]

February 24, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

February 23, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

UN votes to increase Somalia peacekeeping force Feb 23 – Source: The Guardian – 813 words The UN security council has voted to increase an African Unionpeacekeeping force in Somalia to nearly 18,000 troops in a bid to defeat extremist rebels and help stabilise the country after more than two decades of chaos. The vote […]

February 23, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

February 23, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Somalia government captures Baidoa from al Shabaab militants 22 Feb – Source: Shabelle, Radio Mogadishu, Hiiraan Online – 154 words Somalia government soldiers along with Ethiopian forces took over the control of parts of Baidoa town, a strategic stronghold of Islamist militants in western Somalia, an official said on Wednesday. Mohamed Ibrahim Habsade, a parliamentarian, […]

February 23, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

February 22, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Al Shabaab wants girls to join war front against Somali govt 22 Feb – Source: Daily Monitor – 367 words Sheikh Fu’ad Mohamed Khalaf Shongole, the chief of awareness raising of al Shabaab, the radical Islamist group opposing the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia, has insisted that unmarried girls should join the Jihad (holy war) against the […]

February 22, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

February 22, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Ethiopian tanks advance on key Somali town 21 Feb- Source: Daily Nation, AFP- 420 words Ethiopian troops in battle tanks thrust into rebel-held Somalia regions Tuesday, sparking heavy fighting as they advanced towards the major al Shabaab stronghold of Baidoa, witnesses said. The latest unrest erupted just two days before world powers meet at a London conference […]

February 22, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

February 21, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Roadside bomb at IDPs camp in Mogadishu kills  soldier 21 Feb – Source: Shabelle – 139 words One soldier was killed and another injured after a roadside bomb hit an IDP camp in Somalia capital, Mogadishu, military officials say on Tuesday. Witnesses say the blast was targeted on TFG soldiers who have been patrolling the […]

February 21, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

February 21, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

1 soldier killed as TFG, al Shabaab battle in Mogadishu 20 Feb – Source: Shabelle – 166 words At least one soldier was killed and an unconfirmed number of others were injured as pro-government troops and al Shabaab battle in the north of the Somalia capital, Mogadishu, military officials say on Monday. The fighting erupted […]

February 21, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

February 20, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Heavy fighting in Mogadishu kills 2 civilians 20 Feb – Source: Radio Shabelle – 115 words Two people were killed and many others wounded in heavy fighting between Somali government soldiers backed by AU peacekeeping troops and al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militants occurred overnight in Mogadishu, witnesses say. The fighting flared up in mid last […]

February 20, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

February 20, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Garowe II meeting ends with signing of agreement 18 Feb – Source: OPM – 335 words The Somali constitutional conference of Garowe II was concluded last night with tangible outcomes including the best constitution for Somalia, the type of the parliament and implementations of the Garowe Principles. A well-organized closing ceremony was held in the […]

February 20, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

February 17, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

UK seeks backing for Somalia action 17 Feb- Source: The Independent- 448 words Britain is pushing for a United Nations resolution that would help pull Somalia back from the grip of pirates and terrorists.UN Security Council experts are discussing a strategy that would see the African Union force in Somalia extended from 12,000 to about […]

February 17, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.