• Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire chairing the National Economic Council meeting held in Mogadishu yesterday. Photo: @SomaliPM

  • Mogadishu Mayor Abdirahman Omar Osman and his delegation are accorded a warm welcome in Dijbouti by Mayor Fatouma Awaleh Osman. Photo: @engyarisow

  • President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo is received by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Gonder, Ethiopia for tripartite meeting between the leaders of Somalia, Ethiopia and Eretria. Photo: @TheVilla Somalia

  • Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Khaire, with the visiting Turkish Minister of Defence Hulusi Akar, who was in the country to discuss on ways to strengthen cooperation between the two nations. Photo: @SomaliPM

  • Jubaland President Ahmed Mohamed Islan, chairs the inaugural Federal Member States security council meeting attended by regional security ministers in Kismayo today. Photo: @ChismaioCity

  • President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo receives credentials from the new Ambassador of Finland to the Federal Republic of Somalia, Eric Lundberg. Photo: @TheVillaSomalia

February 10, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Al Shabaab has at last shown its true colors 10 Feb – Source: TFG – 167 words The two terrorist organizations of al Shabaab and al Qaeda announced yesterday that they have joined forces and are united as a single organization now.  In a statement the Minister of Information, Posts and Telecommunications, H.E. Abdulkadir Hussein Mohamed […]

February 10, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

February 10, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Zawahiri says Somalia’s al Shabaab joined Qaeda: video 10 Feb- Source: AFP- 429 words Somalia’s extremist Shebab fighters have joined ranks with Al-Qaeda, the terror network’s chief Ayman al-Zawahiri announced in a video message posted on jihadist forums on Thursday. “I will break the good news to our Islamic nation, which will… annoy the crusaders, […]

February 10, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

February 9, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Islamist bomb attack toll in Somalia rises to 15 09 Feb – Source: AFP – 467 words At least 15 people were killed by a suicide bomber from the al Qaeda linked al Shabaab, officials said Thursday, as details emerged of the heavy blast in Somalia’s war-torn capital Mogadishu. “The horrible suicide blast, carried out by […]

February 9, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

February 9, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Suicide car bomb blast rocks Somalia capital 08 Feb – Source: Shabelle, Bar-kulan, Radio Mogadishu – 108 words A huge suicide car bomb explosion on Wednesday targeted at Muna hotel in Mogadishu, killing at least 15 people while dozens wounded, witnesses said.  The car bomb went off near the hotel in Hamar-weyne district, which is […]

February 9, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

February 8, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Ten killed, dozens wounded in Buhodle Fighting 08 Feb – Source: Radio Kulmiye, Shabelle – 153 words At least ten people had been killed and dozens other were wounded in heavy fighting that rocked Buhodle town, Togdher region, northern Somalia. The fighting broke out in the city today as the militia of newly elected authority […]

February 8, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

February 8, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Clashes between TFG-Kenyan forces against al Shabaab caused displacement of civilians in Lower Juba region 07 Feb- Source: Radio Shabelle, Somalia Report- 58 words Mass displacement began in some districts of Lower Juba region after frequent battles and shelling erupted between TFG and al Shabaab fighters. Residents in Qoqani, Tabta and Hawina villages on the […]

February 8, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

February 7, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Jerry Rowlings visits Mogadishu 07 Feb – Source: Radio Bar-kulan, Radio Mogadishu – 97 words African Union Special Representative to Somalia, Jerry Rowlings, on Tuesday visited the Somali capital, Mogadishu, where he is expected to meet officials from TFG and the AU forces in Mogadishu. Rowlings was welcomed at the airport by AU’s deputy envoy to […]

February 7, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

February 7, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

UN and partners insist interim political arrangement must end in August 06 Feb- Source: UN News Centre- 447 words The international group that brings together the United Nations and its diplomatic partners in support of efforts to restore peace and stability in Somalia insisted today that the country’s current transitional governing arrangements must end on […]

February 7, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

February 6, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Gunmen assassinate Puntland official in northern Galka’yo town 06 Feb – Source: Radio Shabelle, Radio Mogadishu, Hiiraan Online – 109 words Heavily armed men have shot dead an official from the semi-autonomous state of Puntland in northern part of Galka’yo town in central Somalia, an official said Monday. Reports say Abdirahman, the assassinated official was reportedly […]

February 6, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

February 6, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Kenyan jets hit al Shabaab-held villages in southwestern Somalia 04 Feb – Source: Shabelle – 159 words Kenyan jets have shelled a town once again in less than a week a rebel-held towns in Lower Jubba region of southwestern Somalia, causing heavy loss of al Shabaab fighters, residents said on Saturday. Residents said, the Kenyan […]

February 6, 2012 | Morning Headlines.