• 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

March 21, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Car bomb explodes in Somali capital, injuring one: official 21 Mar – Source: AFP/Reuters/ Washington Post – 290 words A car bomb exploded in Somalia’s war-torn capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, wounding at least one security officer in the latest in a spate of insurgent attacks, officials said. “Security forces foiled a car bomb attack intended to […]

March 21, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

March 21, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

TFG, Raskamboni retake Diif town, near Kenyan border 20 Mar – Source: Radio Bar-kulan – 133 words Somali forces backed by allied militias on Tuesday retook the key border town of Diif from al Shabaab militants without facing resistance from the militant fighters, reports say. Key Headlines Culture Returns to Mogadishu after 21 years of […]

March 21, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

March 20, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Ahlu Sunna regains control of Dusamareb town from al Shabaab fighters 20 Mar – Source: Radio Bar-kulan, Raxanreeb – 180 words Reports from central Somalia town of Dusamareb say Ahlu Sunna militias on Tuesday morning regained full control of the town after loosing it to al Shabaab militant group earlier in the morning. The al Qaeda […]

March 20, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

March 20, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

8 killed in a bloody battle against al Shabaab in Somalia 19 Mar – Source: Shabelle – 154 words At least 8 people have been killed and more were wounded in the latest clashes between al Shabaab insurgents and Somali in southwestern conflict-ravaged horn of Africa country, reports said. Residents confirmed that the clashes sparked […]

March 20, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

March 19, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Somalia’s National Theatre back to life after 21 years 19 Mar – Source: Radio Bar-kulan, Radio Mogadishu,SNTV -193 words All roads in Mogadishu will today lead to the Somali National Theatre where a grand performance will be held for the first time since Somalia plunged into chaos early in 1990s. The performance will include a […]

March 19, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

March 19, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces capture new areas outside Mogadishu city 16 Mar – Source: AMISOM Force HQ – 267 words Somali National Forces, supported by AU troops in Mogadishu have advanced for 4km today capturing new areas outside the city. This puts the entire capital under the control ofAMISOM and the transitional federal government. The operation […]

March 19, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

March 16, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Kenyan Police interrogate grenade attack suspect’s wife 16 Mar – Source: Standard – 325 words Police investigating the grenade attacks at the Machakos Country Bus have now arrested the wife of one of the suspects who was once held over his alleged links with Somalia militia Al Shabaab. Ms Husna Ali Shaaban, the wife of Hussein […]

March 16, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

March 16, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

UN envoy strongly condemns attack on Somali government compound 15 Mar – Source: UN News Centre – 342 words The United Nations envoy for Somalia has strongly condemned the suicide attack that took place yesterday at a government compound in the capital of the Horn of Africa nation. Media reports differ on the number of casualties […]

March 16, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

March 15, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Somalia govt names man behind suicide bomb attack 15 Mar – Source: Jowhar Online/Shabelle – 163 words Government officials have spoken about yesterday’s suicide attack on a restaurant near the presidential palace. The commander of the Somali forces guarding the presidential palace, Col Abdullahi Ali Anod, said prior to the attack, the guards denied a […]

March 15, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

March 15, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Al Shabaab claims responsibility for Mogadishu Blast 14 Mar – Source: Shabelle – 115 words Somalia’s Al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab rebels claimed responsibility for a suicide attack Wednesday at the presidential compound, saying it has killed 16 soldiers and wounded 30 others. One of the top al Shabaab commanders told a pro-militants radio station in […]

March 15, 2012 | Morning Headlines.