• 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

March 14, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Explosion in Somali presidential compound-police, AU 14 Mar – Source: Al Jazeera/Al Jazeera – 67 words An explosion hit the presidential compound in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, according to police and the African Union (AU). Paddy Ankunda, Spokesman for the AU’s AMISOM force in Somalia, told Reuters the blast was near the speaker of parliament’s house, […]

March 14, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

March 14, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

AU troops look beyond Mogadishu 14 Mar – Source: IOL News – 547 words The African Union’s peacekeeping force in Somalia hopes to drive Somali Islamist militants out of the country’s central and southern regions by August, when the United Nations-backed government’s mandate expires, Uganda’s top army general said on Tuesday. Since its inception in […]

March 14, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

March 13, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Heavy fighting in Mogadishu kills 2, injures 6 13 Mar – Source: Shabelle – 179 words At least two people have been confirmed dead and six others wounded after heavy battle erupted between Somalia soldiers alongside AU forces and Al-Shabaab militants overnight on the outskirts of Mogadishu, residents and officials said. The fighting sparked by […]

March 13, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

March 13, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

4,660 Kenyan soldiers to join AU Somali force: army 12 Mar- Source: AFP- 352 words Kenya will avail 4,660 soldiers to the African Union force in Somalia, where it already has troops fighting the Al Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents, the army chief said Monday. The integration follows a UN Security Council resolution last month that increased […]

March 13, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

March 12, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Somali embassy in Belgium reopened 12 Mar – Source: Radio Mogadishu, SONNA – 132 words Somali Embassy in Brussels, the capital of Belgium has officially been reopened and started holding services for Somali people in Europe countries, official said. Somali ambassador to the European Union, Noor Hassan Hussein ‘Nor Adde’ confirmed to the National T.V the […]

March 12, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

March 13, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Ethiopian troops set to leave Somalia by end of April: AU 09 Mar – Source: Reuters – 190 words Ethiopia, which has deployed hundreds of troops inside Somalia to rout Islamist insurgents, is set to withdraw from the war-ravaged country by the end of April with Djibouti, Uganda and Burundi poised to step in, the […]

March 13, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

March 9, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Kenyan troops in Somalia to join AMISOM next week 09 Mar – Source:  Standard – 350 words Kenyan troops in Somalia are set to join the African Union (AU) force fighting militant Islamist next week, military spokesman Major Emmanuel Chirchir has revealed. Maj Chirchir did not reveal the exact day when it will happen but indicated the […]

March 9, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

March 9, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Massive celebrations for the International Women’s Day took place in Mogadishu and the rest of the country today 08 Mar – Source: TFG – 274 words The celebrations were organized by Ministry for Women and Family, and Somali Union for Women. It was participated by representatives of all the 16 districts of Mogadishu and women’s […]

March 9, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

March 8, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

International Women’s day celebrated in Mogadishu 08 Mar – Source: Radio Kulmiye – 124 words Thousands of Women, Somali community Parties, leaders from Transitional Federal government (TFG) including president Sharif Sheikh Ahmed attended a comminatory occasion to clebrate the international day for women which is commemorated on 8 March every year. Women’s unions and other women […]

March 8, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

March 8, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Top al Shabaab leaders meet in southwestern Somalia town 07 Mar – Source: Mareeg Online – 235 words Top al Shabaab leaders have had a meeting with elders in the Southwestern Somali town of Dinsor in Bay region, asking for help. The forced elders who attended the meeting came from the regions of Bay, Bakol […]

March 8, 2012 | Morning Headlines.