• President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo welcomed Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki and his delegations, at Mogadishu International Airport today. Photo: @M_Farmaajo

  • Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Mohamed Gulaid, Somali Minister of Fisheries Abdillahi Bidhan, Chinese Ambassador to Somalia Qin Jian and other officials witness the official signing of the fishing licenses, in Mogadishu. Photo: @KhadarGulaid

  • 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

April 20, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

AU troops in Somalia report gains against rebels 20 Apr- Source: AFP- 273 words African Union troops in Somalia said Friday they took control of al Qaeda allied al Shabaab insurgent bases on the outskirts of Mogadishu, the latest loss for the extremist fighters.¬†Burundian troops with the AU force seized areas of the capital’s Banadir […]

April 20, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

April 20, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Somalia sets $500 bounty on al Qaeda-linked rebels 19 Apr – Source: Reuters – 161 words Somalia has set a $500 award for anyone who captures or kills a militant from the al Qaeda-linked militant group of al Shabaab which has been attacking government and African Union peacekeepers in the capital Mogadishu. “Now, consider that […]

April 20, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

April 19, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Al Shabaab militants behead Somali district commissioner 19 Apr – Source: Africa Review – 189 words The beheaded body of a regional Somali administrator was Wednesday recovered in a gruesome attack blamed on militant group al Shabaab. According to government sources, an unknown number of armed men Tuesday night entered the house of Yahie Hussein […]

April 19, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

April 19, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Blast at TFG military base in Mogadishu wounds 3 people 18 Apr – Source: Shabelle/Bar-kulan/Hiiraan Online – 128 words An explosion at Somali government military bases in the chaotic Mogadishu on Wednesday injured at least three people, mostly innocent civilians, security officials said. Sabriye Abdulla Aden, a TFG military officer said a man carrying explosive […]

April 19, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

April 18, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Clashes force hundreds of Somalis to flee from Afmadow town 18 Apr – Source: Shabelle – 169 words In the last few hours, hundreds of Somalis have fled their homes fearing deadly clashes after Somali and Kenyan troops made military advances against Al Shabaab militant positions near the rebel-held Afmadow town in the south of […]

April 18, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

April 18, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Ethiopian troops to soon leave Somalia, PM says 17 Apr – Source AP/News Day/ABC News/Washington Post – 205 words Ethiopian troops fighting al-Qaida-linked militants in neighboring Somalia will soon return home, Ethiopia’s prime minister said Tuesday. Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said regions of Somalia currently controlled by Ethiopian forces will be handed over to troops […]

April 18, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

April 17, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Suicide bomber kills soldier in southern Somali town 17 Apr – Source: AFP – 251 words A suicide bomber killed a soldier in the southern Somali town of Baidoa on Tuesday, when he detonated an explosive vest as he tried to enter a government security building, officials said.¬†“The soldier stopped him and as he carried […]

April 17, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

April 17, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

US scrambles to confirm reports of American terror leader’s death in Somalia 16 Apr- Source: New York Post- 303 words US intelligence officials were scrambling Monday to confirm reports that Omar Hammami, the American-born leader of an al Qaeda-aligned terror group in Somalia, has been executed. Unconfirmed reports surfaced in Somali media claiming the al […]

April 17, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

April 16, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Members of UN security Council visit Mogadishu 16 Apr – Source: Radio Mogadishu, OPM – 246 words A delegation from the UN Security Council including members from France and Germany headed by Mr Frederic Jung and Stepahn Russel accompanied by members from the embassies of France, Germany and members of UNPOS in Nairobi on Sunday […]

April 16, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

April 16, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Somali President appoints committee to spearhead TFG-Somaliland talks 15 Apr – Source: TFG/Jowhar Online/Somalia News Agency – 243 words President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed announced today a committee of seven members that will lead the negotiation process with Somaliland administration to advance the consolidation talks as envisaged in the London Conference on Somalia in last February. […]

April 16, 2012 | Morning Headlines.