• 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

November 9, 2018 | Daily Monitoring Report.

Key Headlines

  • President Farmaajo Travels To Ethiopia For Tripartite Meeting  (Halbeeg News)
  • Ethiopian Airlines Lands In Mogadishu For First Time In 40 years (Halbeeg News)
  • Cash Assistance Programmes‘ Create Dependency’ Somaliland Authorities Claim (Radio Ergo)
  • Somalia’s Cheetah Smuggling Ring (Mail & Guardian)
  • Kenya To Retain KDF In Somalia As Treasury Cuts Soldiers’ Budget (Business Daily)
  • Somali Pirates A Kidnapping Then A Facebook Message (New York Times)

November 9, 2018 | Morning Headlines

  • Car Bomb Explosion In Mogadishu Kills Hirshabelle Lawmaker (Halbeeg News)
  • Stop Meddling In South West Polls Civil Society Professionals Warn (Goobjoog News)
  • I’ve Resigned After South West MPs Were Compromised In Mogadishu – Sharif Hassan (Kismaayo.com)
  • Farmers In Baardheere Of Gedo Region Complain Of Farm Insect Diseases  (Goobjoog News)
  • 124 Somali Migrants Repatriated From Libya (Libya Express )
  • Balance Of Power Between Federal And State Governments Of Somalia (Hiiraan Online)
November 9, 2018 | Morning Headlines

November 8, 2018 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • President Farmaajo Meets With Speaker Mursal Following The Resignation Of Sharif Hassan (Kismaayo.com)
  • Displaced Families From Clashes In Ethiopia Struggle In Rain-soaked Shanties In Sool (Radio Ergo)
  • Abdullahi Sheikh Hassan Steps Down As CIC Spokesman (Kismaayo.com)
  • Turkish Defense Minister Arrives In Somali Capital (Anadolu Agency)
  • AMISOM Concerned With Media Allegations On Civilian Deaths In Balaad (AMISOM)
  • How We Work To Solve Somalia’s Eviction Crisis (NRC)

November 8, 2018 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Influential Somali Regional President Resigns Pulls Out Of Election Race (Hiiraan Online)
  • Over 100 Somalis From Libya To Arrive In Mogadishu (Halbeeg News)
  • Somali Government And AMISOM Investigating Civilian Deaths In Mogadishu (252politics)
  • UN Mission Calls For Consensus On South West State Presidential Elections (UNSOM)
  • Ex-Somali Refugee’s U.S. Congress Win Sparks Debate In Former Home Kenya (Reuters)
November 8, 2018 | Morning Headlines

November 7, 2018 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Maiden Inter-State Security Council Opens In Kismayu (Goobjoog News)
  • “Election Should Take Place On Time” Somali Govt Warns Southwest State Leaders Amid Crisis (Hiiraan Online)
  • Ethiopian Troops Deploy In Sool Amid Deadly Clashes (Goobjoog News)
  • Study Finds ‘Significant Decline’ In FGM Rates In Girls (Daily Nation)
  • ‘History Made’: Somali Ilhan Omar Palestinian Rashida Tlaib Become First Muslim Congresswomen (The New Arab)
  • Ten Years On Is Somali Piracy Still A Threat? (ISS Today)

November 7, 2018 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • Interior Ministry Tells South West State Leaders To Respect Election Schedule (252Politics)
  • State Law Empowers Us To Postpone Poll-S. West Elders (Goobjoog News)
  • Turkish Defense Ministry Delegation Set To Visit Mogadishu On Wednesday (252Politics)
  • U.A.E. Military Base In Breakaway Somaliland To Open By June (Bloomberg)
  • Excitement As Mogadishu Gets 4G Mobile Network (Daily Nation)
  • Trump’s Existential Threat Has Fueled The Rise Of Minnesota’s Somali Political Class (Quatrz Africa)
November 7, 2018 | Morning Headlines

November 6, 2018 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • CIC Welcomes Resignation Of South West Polls Committee (Goobjoog News)
  • Political Uncertainty In South West As Polls Committee Resign (Goobjoog News)
  • Deaf Children In Burao Face A Bleak Future Without A Secondary School (Radio Ergo)
  • In Galkacyo UN Envoy Urges Regional Leaders To Continue Political Dialogue And Collaboration (UNSOM)
  • Jambojet To Fly To Mogadishu And Bujumbura (Capital FM)
  • Somali Refugees Are Too Often Left Out Of Mental Health Discussions – Here’s Why I Want That To Change (The Independent)

November 6, 2018 | Morning Headlines

Key Headlines

  • South West State Electoral Coordination Committee Resigns Over Interference (252Politics)
  • AU UN Envoys Wrap Up Talks With Federal State Leaders (Goobjoog News)
  • Somali Energy Minister Resigns Launches Presidential Bid (Halbeeg News)
  • Upsurge In Violence Triggers New Wave Of Displacement (OCHA)
  • Minnesota Could Elect 1st Somali-American To Congress In Historic Year For Women Candidates (ABC News)
  • Warsheikh: The Agony Of Expectant Mothers In A Town With No Medical Facility (Radio Ergo)
November 6, 2018 | Morning Headlines

November 5, 2018 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • AMISOM Develops Document To Guide Transition And Exit Plan (AMISOM)
  • Senate Warns Against Interference In S. West State Polls (Goobjoog News)
  • Two Soldiers Sentenced To Death For Killing Colleagues (252Politics)
  • U.S. Military Says Kills 4 Al-Shabaab Militants In Southern Somalia (Xinhua)
  • Need For  Peaceful Resolution In Tukaraq Among Topics UN Envoy Discussed In Visit To Puntland And Somaliland (UNSOM)
  • Criticism On Somalia Leadership Disservice To Progress Reforms (The Star)

November 2, 2018 | Daily Monitoring Report

Key Headlines

  • Kenya Calls On Somali Leaders To End Current Political Crises (Halbeeg News)
  • Ethiopian Airlines To Land In Mogadishu For First Time In Four Decades (Hiiraan Online)
  • Hospital Launches Blood Donor Database In Galkayo (Radio Ergo)
  • Cash Is Replacing Other Forms Of Aid Even In Conflict Zones (The Economist)
  • ‘Stand-off’ Between Somalia’s Federal State Authorities Could ‘Paralyze’ Progress – UN envoy (UNSOM)
  • UN Migration Agency Brings Life-saving Health Services To Previously Inaccessible Areas Of Somalia (IOM)