[Shabelle] Somalia's defense minister, Abdikadir Mohamed Nor, held discussions with European Union's envoy for Somalia, Tiina Intelmann, in the capital Mogadishu, according to the National News Agency [SONNA].
[Shabelle] A delegation of officials led by the Somali Police Force Commander Major General Abdi Hassan Mohamed Hijar arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where they attended the Interpol Central and East Africa Police Conference (EAPCO) in Addis Ababa.
[VOA] Washington -- Dozens of people were killed in fierce fighting between residents backed by Somali government forces and al-Shabab militants in the town of Adado in central Somalia, witnesses and regional officials told VOA on Friday.
[Shabelle] Ministry of Defense of the Federal Government of Somalia and the Armed Forces Command has received advanced military equipment given by the European Union Mission in Somalia, the state media reported.
[Shabelle] The government has expressed its regret over the presence of the flag of Somaliland, a breakaway region of Somalia, at a diplomatic function after an angry Mogadishu accused Nairobi of violating its sovereignty.
[Shabelle] A Senior Al-Shabaab militant commander was on Tuesday morning killed after Somali National Army's Commandos, Danab Unit conducted a special operation in Wala-weyn district in the Lower Shabelle region, SONNA reported, citing an SNA official.
[Shabelle] A heavy Fighting between government forces backed by Macawisley, a local militia group, and Al-Shabaab occurred in central Somalia. The fighting took place in areas around Beledweyne town, the regional capital of Hiran region.
[State Department] During her June 13 visit to Mogadishu, Somalia, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland met with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud to offer U.S. support for his security, reconciliation, and reform agenda. The Under Secretary also expressed continued U.S. support for Somali and African Union-led counterterrorism efforts.
[Shabelle] President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud met with the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland, and discussed the mutual interests of the two countries.
[Shabelle] The Mayor of Mogadishu, Omar Mohamud Mohamed (Omar Filish) has officially opened the 8th-grade Examinations in Banadir region where more than 27,000 students sat, Somali National News Agency reports.
[Shabelle] Mogadishu -- The President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, today opened a meeting of the National Consultative Council of the Federal Government and the Federal Member States at Villa Somalia.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- There is hope for Kenya Miraa traders after Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya on Friday announced that the new Somali President Hassan Mohamud has agreed to lift the ban on Miraa imports from Kenya.
[Nile Post] President Museveni has conveyed his best wishes to President Hassan Sheik Mohamud, the 10th president of Somalia as he prepares to take up the responsibilities and challenges of the presidency of the war torn country.
[VOA] Mogadishu, Somalia -- Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was inaugurated as the 10th president of Somalia Thursday in a colorful ceremony attended by hundreds of people, including the leaders of Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti. In his inaugural speech, Mohamud warned that in addition to the danger posed by al-Shabab, severe drought poses an immediate threat to the country.
[VOA] United Nations -- The United Nations warned Tuesday that Somalia is at risk of another famine, as consecutive droughts have withered crops and killed scores of livestock, and grain imports from Ukraine and Russia have dramatically dropped due to their war.
[VOA] Geneva -- U.N. agencies are warning of famine in Somalia and a surge of child deaths across the Horn of Africa if their appeals for urgently needed funds to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of hungry, malnourished children remain unmet.
[Shabelle] On a visit to the Great Lakes region, Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, who is the Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace, and Security at the African Union, paid tribute to Burundian soldiers who died while on service in Somalia.
[Shabelle] Severe drought is putting some areas in central and southern Somalia at an increased risk of famine as acute food insecurity, malnutrition and mortality worsen, the United Nations and the Somali government warned Saturday.