• 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

January 10, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Roads in Somalia to be restored by Turkey 10 Jan – Source: Radio Mogadishu – 125 words TIKA’s coordinator in Somalia Abdulahad Kokdagi said that they held a meeting with Somali officials to prepare a report regarding what was required to restore roads in Mogadishu. Roads in Mogadishu will be restored by Turkish Cooperation & Coordination […]

January 10, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

January 10, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Al Shabaab names new al Shabaab leader to Kenya 10 Jan – Source: Radio Kulmiye, Radio Risala, Shabelle – 127 words Al Shabaab militia has today announced that they have appointed a new man representing al Shabaab in Kenyan affairs. Speaking in a videotape posted on pro-al Shabaab websites, the new representative has sent a […]

January 10, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

January 9, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

PRESS RELEASE For the first time in our history we have an intelligence service that protects the Somali people instead of repressing them 09 Jan – Source: TFG – 487 words The 40th anniversary of the Somali Intelligence service was celebrated last night in a ceremony held at the Presidency. The guest of honor was the president […]

January 9, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

January 9, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Somali PM in Nairobi to attend Roadmap session 08 Jan – Source: Radio Mogadishu, SONNA, Radio Bar-kulan – 280 words Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali is in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi to attend a UN session that will address the Somali crisis and monitor the implementation of the UN-sponsored political Roadmap. The Roadmap […]

January 9, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

January 8, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

Minn. hawala to re-open with small money transfers 07 Jan – Source: AP – 127 words A money transfer business that sends remittances from Minnesota to Somalia is re-opening to allow transfers in small dollar amounts. Garad Nor is head of Tawakal Money Express. He says he’ll allow transfers in amounts up to $500 — […]

January 8, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

January 6, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Somali PM arrives in Beledweyne town 06 Jan – Source: Radio Bar-kulan, Shabelle, Radio Mogadishu – 139 words Somalia’s Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali on Friday morning visited Beledweyne days after joint forces wrested the town from al Shabaab. A plane carrying the premier and other top government officials landed at Ugas Khalif Airport in […]

January 6, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

January 5, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

PRESS RELEASE National Security Committee met about the parliamentary crises 05 Jan – Source: TFG – 292 words An ordinary meeting was held yesterday by the National Security Committee. The agenda of the meeting was about the Security situation of the country and the current political crisis in the Parliament. The meeting which was chaired […]

January 5, 2012 | Morning Headlines.

January 5, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

TFG leadership opposes parliamentary result for new speaker 05 Jan – Source: Radio Kulmiye, Radio Mogadishu, Somalia Report –  92 words Somali government leadership rejected the result of yesterday’s parliamentary election for a new speaker. The Somali National Security Council (NSC) members, including Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, Parliament Speaker Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden […]

January 5, 2012 | Daily Monitoring Report.

January 4, 2012 Morning Headlines.

Somali Parliamentarians elect new speaker 04 Jan- Source: Radio Shabelle, Radio RBC, Radio Kulmiye-  146 words The Transitional Federal parliament of Somalia on Wednesday appointed Madowe Nunow Mohamed as the country’s new speaker, ending the long-running dispute and deadlock among the MPs over the controversial vote to oust the Ex-speaker Sharif Hassan Sheik Aden. Nearly […]

January 4, 2012 Morning Headlines.

04 Jan 2012 – Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines PM says new parliament will be formed soon (Source: Raxanreeb) Fighting breaks out in Gedo region (Source: Somalia Report) TFG soldier kills three civilians in Mogadishu (Source: Radio Kulmiye) Eight militants killed in southwestern Somalia airstrike (Source: Somalia Report) Kenyan forces detain around 100 people in Madera town (Source: Radio Shabelle) Al Shabaab “conscripting child soldiers” […]

04 Jan 2012 – Daily Monitoring Report