• 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

16 Dec 2011 – Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines: Mombasa training against Somali pirates for AMISOM Uganda troops (Source: Coastweek) al Shabaab warns Djibouti not to send troops to Somalia (Source: Radio Kulmiye) Heavy fighting erupts in Mogadishu (Source: Radio Shabelle Radio Kulmiye and Risaala) Somali Ambassador: We talked to Kenya over security situation in Dadaab refugee camp (Source: Radio Bar-kulan Radio Mogadishu) “Security situation of […]

16 Dec 2011 – Daily Monitoring Report

16 Dec 2011 – Morning headlines

Key Headlines: Cabinet Ministers’ meeting (Source: office of the prime minister) Former Somali parliament speaker rejects his ouster(Source: Mareeg Online/VOA News) UN-sponsored consultative meeting on Somalia postponed (Source: Shabelle Net) Somali rebels block ICRC food aid convoys(Source: Reuters) Civic society groups in Banadir welcome Djiboutian troops in Somalia (Source: Radio Bar-kulan) Clan agrees to help al shabaab fight […]

16 Dec 2011 – Morning headlines

15 Dec 2011 – Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines: UN-sponsored consultative meeting on Somalia postponed (Source: Radio Shabelle) Somali president welcomes Britain delegation (Source: Radio Mogadishu SONNA SNTV Bar-kulan) Somali interim parliament speaker calls former speaker to respect the law (Source: Mareeg Online Shabelle) “al Shabaab is not ready for peace”: Mogadishu’s mayor (Source: Radio Mogadishu Somalia Report) Somalia’s al Shabaab says Europeans among its foreign […]

15 Dec 2011 – Daily Monitoring Report

15 Dec 2011 – Morning headlines

Key Headlines: Somali President Sharif Ahmed asks MPs to respect the law (Source: Mareeg) UN chief lobbies for bigger Amisom force (Source: Daily Nation) Djibouti reportedly appeals for assistance with deployment of troops to Somalia (Source: Shabeelle Media) TFG intensified its anti-terror operations in Mogadishu (Source: Radio Risaala) Somalia’s rare window of hope (Source: BBC News) Parliament meeting concludes in […]

15 Dec 2011 – Morning headlines

14 Dec 2011 – Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines: UN Chief: More Troops May Be Necessary for Somalia (Source: VOA) Al Shabaab confiscate livestock in central Shabelle (Source: Radio Mogadishu) Somaliland Minister of Justice opens Meeting of Children Rights (Source:Hadhwanaag Press) Somali parliament in distress after speaker dismissed (Source: Radio Kulmiye) (Source: KBC) Security Council urges comprehensive strategy to tackle Somalia’s crises (Source: UN News Center)   […]

14 Dec 2011 – Daily Monitoring Report

14 Dec 2011 – Morning headlines

Key Headlines: Somali parliament dismisses speaker of parliament Sharif Hassan(Source: Shabelle Radio Mogadishu Kulmiye Risaala) UN seeks $1.5b to fund aid projects in Somalia (Source: CBC News) Relief food distributed in Gedo(Source: Radio Bar-kulan) Intelligence officer injured in landmine blast at fete in northern Kenya( Source: KTN TV) Kenyan forces pledge further push into Somalia(Kenyan forces […]

14 Dec 2011 – Morning headlines

13 Dec 2011 – Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines: Somali President Jets back in Mogadishu (Source: Radio Mogadishu) President Kibaki calls Somalis to restore peace (Source: Radio Bar-Kulan) ASWJ boosts its “military” presence in Hiiraan region (Source: Radio Bar-Kulan ) Somalia: MPs summon Ministers on FGM motion (Source: Garowe Online ) US defense chief in Djibouti for counter-terrorism talks(Source: Tribune ) Turkey Shelters Nearly 10000 Somali […]

13 Dec 2011 – Daily Monitoring Report

13 Dec 2011 – Morning headlines

Key Headlines: UN Secretary-General’s remarks to the press (Source: UNPOS) A send-off party for outgoing AU peacekeepers held in Mogadishu (Source: Radio Bar-kulan) Somali PM urges forces to tighten Mogadishu’s security(Source: Radio Mogadishu Shabelle) Somalia: Cabinet ministers held talks in Mogadishu(Source: Radio Mogadishu) ASWJ arrests ten of its militias for robbery and extortion( Source: Radio Bar-kulan ) […]

13 Dec 2011 – Morning headlines

09 Dec 2011 – Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines: UN Secretly General pays a landmark visit to Somalia (Source: Radio Mogadishu Shabelle and Radio Bar-kulan) UN to relocate Somalia office to Mogadishu next year (Source: Radio Bar-kulan Risaala and Kulmiye) Security beefed up as Ban Ki Moon jets in(Source: Radio Mogadishu SONNA Jowhar Online) Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with the President and Foreign […]

09 Dec 2011 – Daily Monitoring Report

09 Dec 2011 – Morning headlines

Key Headlines: Ban Ki-Moon welcomes Kenya’s role in Somalia ( Source: The Standard) This statement has been released by the Minister of Information H.E. Abdulqadir Hussein Mohamed (Jaahweyn) to the Residents of Mogadishu (Source: TFG) Somali premier hails the decision Kenya’s military to join AMISOM (Radio Bar-kulan) Somali and Sudanese issues top discussions between Ban and Kenyan leaders (Source: UN News […]

09 Dec 2011 – Morning headlines