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Somalia 'not terror haven' (Mogadishu - BBC on 4 April 2003) A United Nations report has found no evidence that international

Eritrea warns Ethiopia on border ! Asmara, BBC News ( 4th April 2003 ) The Eritrean Government has called on the international community to put pressure on Ethiopia to ..

Jamal released; government seeks deportation to Canada St. Paul. Curt Brown, Star Tribune ( 4th April 2003 ) Omar Jamal, one of the most outspoken members of Minnesota's burgeoning Somali community, should be

'Mogadishu' remark sickens U.S. colonel KUWAIT CITY, By James Varney ( 4th April 2003 ) When 3rd Army Col. William Pratt sent his son to Columbia University four years ago, he knew he was

'Maraykanka oo qabsadey' garoonka dayuuradaha ee Baqdaad Baqdaad, BBC News ( 4th April 2003 ) Hogaamiye ciidan oo Mareykan ah ayaa sheegey in ciidamada Mareykanku ay si buuxda gacanta ugu ....

Cholera outbreak confirmed in Mogadishu NAIROBI, 3 Apr 2003 (IRIN) - An outbreak of cholera has been confirmed in the Somali capital,

SOMALIA: UN recommends sanctions for arms embargo violators Nairobi, IRIN ( 1st April 2003 ) A United Nations panel of experts has recommended imposing sanctions on violators of the UN arms
TALKING POINT : ARE THINGS FALLING APART IN IMBAGATHI?(Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (March 28, 03)At a time when a world diplomatically scorched by divisions over how to disarm Iraq and the disputed necessity of regime change by force of arms as envisioned by Washington, the Somali peace talks in Mbagathi seemed to go belly up once again.

'It's like Mogadishu' - combat and aid in Iraq Al- Zubayr near Basra, By Ian Bruce, Times Online ( 27th March 2003 ) The crowd surges forward and a dozen helmeted soldiers struggle hopelessly to contain the flood of
TALKING POINT : SOMALIA'S UNENDING TRAGEDY (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (March 18, 03) Mohamed Osman Omar quoted in his book Mr. Sam Toussie, one of the medical doctors sent by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 1991 describing the situation in Mogadishu in the following chilling words:

 

Saudi Arabia Donates Dates to WFP for Somali And Sudanese Adis Ababa, Addis Tribune (All Africa.com) ( 22nd March 2003 ) The United Nations World Food Programme announced on Monday that a donation from the Royal Kingdom

Suspect 'a top Al Qaeda member' Nairobi, Gulf Daily News ( 21st March 2003 ) Kenyan officials said yesterday a man arrested in Somalia's capital Mogadishu and brought to .....

TALKING POINT : THE QAAD IMPORTERS AND ARMS RUNNERS (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (March 07, 03)  

I wake up each morning, wondering who do I hate today, the Qaad importers, the charcoal barons, the arms traffickers or the militia gunmen?

Somalia 'not terror haven' (Mogadishu - BBC on 4 April 2003) A United Nations report has found no evidence that international

Eritrea warns Ethiopia on border ! Asmara, BBC News ( 4th April 2003 ) The Eritrean Government has called on the international community to put pressure on Ethiopia to ..

Jamal released; government seeks deportation to Canada St. Paul. Curt Brown, Star Tribune ( 4th April 2003 ) Omar Jamal, one of the most outspoken members of Minnesota's burgeoning Somali community, should be

'Mogadishu' remark sickens U.S. colonel KUWAIT CITY, By James Varney ( 4th April 2003 ) When 3rd Army Col. William Pratt sent his son to Columbia University four years ago, he knew he was

'Maraykanka oo qabsadey' garoonka dayuuradaha ee Baqdaad Baqdaad, BBC News ( 4th April 2003 ) Hogaamiye ciidan oo Mareykan ah ayaa sheegey in ciidamada Mareykanku ay si buuxda gacanta ugu ....

Cholera outbreak confirmed in Mogadishu NAIROBI, 3 Apr 2003 (IRIN) - An outbreak of cholera has been confirmed in the Somali capital,

Panel: Terrorists Use Somalia As Hub UNITED NATIONS (AP) Somalia has served as a transit point for international terrorists but its local militant groups

SRRC opposes Harmonisation Committee NAIROBI, 2 Apr 2003 (IRIN) - The Somali Reconciliation and Restoration Council (SRRC) has strongly

Somali talks threatened as parties quit Tuesday, April 1, 2003 (By NATION Correspondents ) Four parties have quit the Somali reconciliation talks in Nairobi, putting the peace process in jeop

Outspoken Somali advocate charged with immigration violations St. Paul. Curt Brown, Star Tribune ( 1st April 2003 ) Omar Jamal, one of the Twin Cities' most outspoken Somali advocates, was arrested Monday in ......

Somali students leave Iraq with heavy hearts ! RUWEISHED, By P.K Katharason & Shahanaaz Habib ( 1st April 2003 ) Hiba Ali and Fauziah Moumein are now safe at a refugee camp in Jordan but their hearts are with the

SOMALIA: UN recommends sanctions for arms embargo violators Nairobi, IRIN ( 1st April 2003 ) A United Nations panel of experts has recommended imposing sanctions on violators of the UN arms

Ciidamad Mareykanka oo laayey dad rayid ah Najaf, BBC News ( 1st April 2003 ) Saraakiisha Miltari ee Mareykanka ayaa baaraya waxa sababay in ciidamadooda ku sugan magaalada ..

Dab ka kacay Bartamaha Baqdaad Baqdaad, BBC News ( 31st March 2003 ) Magaalada caasimadda Baqdaad, waxaa wali lagu hayaa duqayn dhinaca cirka ah........

Iraqis watch Black Hawk Down for tips (March 31, 03) (National Post - canada.com) Saddam Hussein has distributed copies of the Hollywood movie Black Hawk Down to his troops

SOMALIA: TNG says it will not leave Kenya peace conference Nairobi, IRIN ( 31st March 2003 ) spokesman for TNG Prime Minister Hassan Abshir Farah said on Monday that Somalia's Transitional

Probing old weaknesses:Saddam's forces look for advantage in situations where U.S. stumbled. Washington, DC - Cape Cod Times ( 30th March 2003 ) While American military planners have concentrated since the Persian Gulf War on making more and ...

BAAQ LA XIRIIRA KU-QABASHADA SHIR WEYNE QARAN DALKA GUDIHIISA ! Mogadishu , By Banadir.com ( 30th March 2003 ) Kulan shalay lagu qabtay degmada Deyniile ee magaalada Muqdsiho oo ay ka soo qayb galeen qaar ka ..

Qaraxyo cusub oo loo geestey Baqdaad Baqdaad, BBC News ( 29th March 2003 ) Ciidamada Isbahaysiga ayaa soo cusbooneysiiyey duqeyntii magaalada Baqdaad, saacado yar ka dib ...

Columbia teacher calls for `a million Mogadishus' New York, The Associated Press ( 28th March 2003 ) A Columbia University professor told thousands of students and faculty that he would like to see

Downtown bank robber convicted Toronto, By JENNIFER O'BRIEN, Free Press Reporter ( 28th March 2003 ) Abdi Ahmed, who was homeless, had hoped to go to Somalia, buy a house and get married, his lawyer

Amnesty condemns 'safe haven' scheme London Alan Travis, home affairs editor ( The Guardian) ( 28th March 2003 ) Amnesty International last night voiced strong criticism of the government's proposals to send ...

SOMALIA: Women peace delegates lobby for their rights Nairobi, IRIN ( 28th March 2003 ) Somali women attending the ongoing peace conference in Nairobi, Kenya, have called for women's ...
TALKING POINT : ARE THINGS FALLING APART IN IMBAGATHI?(Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (March 28, 03)At a time when a world diplomatically scorched by divisions over how to disarm Iraq and the disputed necessity of regime change by force of arms as envisioned by Washington, the Somali peace talks in Mbagathi seemed to go belly up once again.

'It's like Mogadishu' - combat and aid in Iraq Al- Zubayr near Basra, By Ian Bruce, Times Online ( 27th March 2003 ) The crowd surges forward and a dozen helmeted soldiers struggle hopelessly to contain the flood of

Kenya hands US suspect in '98 blasts Nairobi, By Andrew England, Associated Press ( 27th March 2003 ) Kenya handed over a suspected member of the Al Qaeda terror network to US officials yesterday, ...

Civilians Slaughtered Baqdaad, By Robert Fisk, The Independent (published Arab News ) ( 27th March 2003 ) It was an outrage, an obscenity. The severed hand on the metal door, the swamp of blood and mud ...

ERITREA-ETHIOPIA: US sending more food aid Adis Ababa, IRIN ( 27th March 2003 ) Ethiopia and Eritrea, both reeling from severe drought, are to receive an additional 200,000 mt of

Somalia: Rocky Road to Peace (March 27, 03) (World Press Review) By Meron Tesfa Michael - Peace talks involving hundreds of warlords are taking place for the 14th

Lessons on urban fighting from earlier wars (Knox News) (By LANCE GAY) The emerging military strategy of Iraq is aimed at drawing the United States into an urban conflict

Kenya to turn over al-Qaida suspect to U.S. (Associated Press) NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya will hand over to U.S. authorities a suspected member of the al-Qaida

Weeraro aroornimo oo Baqdaad lala beegsadey Baqdaad, BBC News ( 26th March 2003 ) Daaro iyo Xaruntii Telefeshanka Ciraaq oo ku yaalla bartamaha Baqdaad ayeey ciidamada Isbahaysigu

Ciidamada Isbahaysiga oo ku dow Baqdaad Baqdaad, BBC News ( 25th March 2003 ) Ciidamada Isbayasiga ayaa bilaabey in ay weeraraan gudaha cududda dowladda Saddam Hussein ....

Somali leader 'seeks Iraq victory' Mogadishu, BBC News ( 25th March 2003 ) The president of Somalia's transitional government has condemned the United States-led attack on ...

SOMALIA: Peace talks have achieved little, civil society says Nairobi, IRIN ( 25th March 2003 ) The Somali peace talks currently underway in Kenya have achieved very few tangible results,

Ethiopian Justice Minister Affirms the Presence of American Troops in the African Horn. Abu Dhabi, By Banadir.com ( 25th March 2003 ) In a lecture delivered in Zayed Centre for Coordination and Follow-up, Mr. Harka Haraye, the .....

Continuity or change in Somaliland? HARGEYSA, 24 Mar 2003 (IRIN) - Somaliland President Dahir Riyale Kahin faces a strong opposition cha

Shades of Mogadishu Seen in Iraq's POW Treatment WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As U.S. military leaders condemned Iraqi treatment of American prisoners

Terror suspect with SA passport held in Kenya (The Star) South African diplomats in Kenya are investigating reports that a high-ranking al-Qaeda member in
TALKING POINT : SOMALIA'S UNENDING TRAGEDY (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (March 18, 03) Mohamed Osman Omar quoted in his book Mr. Sam Toussie, one of the medical doctors sent by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 1991 describing the situation in Mogadishu in the following chilling words:

Arab TV Shows Dead, Captured U.S. Troops (AP) DOHA, Qatar - Looking by turns frightened or stoical, five captured U.S. soldiers were thrust in

160 Sudanese evacuees from Iraq head for home today, Somalis among them ! Amman, Jordan Times ( 23rd March 2003 ) The 160 Sudanese evacuees from Iraq, that were refusing to leave Jordan Friday, will be heading ...

Dagaal qaraar oo ka dhacay Umm Qasr ! Umm Qasr, BBC News ( 23rd March 2003 ) Ciidamada Mareykanku hogaaminayo ayaa dagaal qaraar la kulmey iyagoo u sii jeeda dhinaca caasimadda

UAE INTERIOR MINISTER RECEIVES ETHIOPIAN MINISTER Abu Dhabi, By Banadir.com ( 23rd March 2003 ) United Arab Emirates Interior Minister, Lt. General Mohammed Saeed Al Badi, received here today at

Ciidamada Isbahystey oo ku sii durkaya Baqdaad Baqdaad, BBC News ( 22nd March 2003 ) Sarkaal ku hadley magaca ciidamada Mareykanka iyo Britain ayaa sheegey in ciidamada Isbahystey ay

Saudi Arabia Donates Dates to WFP for Somali And Sudanese Adis Ababa, Addis Tribune (All Africa.com) ( 22nd March 2003 ) The United Nations World Food Programme announced on Monday that a donation from the Royal Kingdom

Suspect 'a top Al Qaeda member' Nairobi, Gulf Daily News ( 21st March 2003 ) Kenyan officials said yesterday a man arrested in Somalia's capital Mogadishu and brought to .....

Somali in Minnesota knows what living under a dictator is like Minnesota, Lourdes Medrano Leslie, Star Tribune ( 21st March 2003 ) He had hoped that a war with Iraq could be averted, but that's not to say that Osman Sahardeed has

Ciidamada Isbahystey oo Ciraaq gudaha u galey KUWAIT CITY, BBC News ( 21st March 2003 ) Ciidamada Mareykanka iyo kuwa Britain ayaa gudaha Ciraaq u gudbey aroortii Jamcaha si ay ciidamada

Terrorist suspects arrested in Kenya and Pakistan NAIROBI (AP) - Kenyan police detained a suspected member of the al-Qaida terrorist network for quest

SOMALIA: Presidential contender urges support for Somaliland poll HARGEYSA, 20 Mar 2003 (IRIN) As campaigning kicked off for Somaliland's first multiparty presidential elections

Adduunku wuu ku qeybsanyahay dagaalka Ciraaq Baqdaad, BBC News ( 20th March 2003 ) Madaxweyne Bush ayaa weerar dagaal ku bilaabey Ciraaq isagoo ku ballan-galey in uu "Ciraaq hubka ka

SOMALIA: EC advises partners to evacuate staff Nairobi, IRIN ( 20th March 2003 ) The European Commission (EC) has advised international NGOs whose operations it funds in Somalia to

al-Qaeda suspect held in Somalia Mogadishu , news.com.au ( 19th March 2003 ) SIX unidentified armed Americans have apprehended a presumed Yemeni national, suspected of having
TALKING POINT : THE QAAD IMPORTERS AND ARMS RUNNERS (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (March 07, 03)  

I wake up each morning, wondering who do I hate today, the Qaad importers, the charcoal barons, the arms traffickers or the militia gunmen?

ERITREA-ETHIOPIA: Military leaders to meet in Djibouti Djibouti, IRIN ( 19th March 2003 ) Military leaders from Ethiopia and Eritrea were due to meet in Djibouti on Wednesday as the war of

SOMALIA: Ceasefire again violated as fighting resumes in Mogadishu Mogadishu , IRIN ( 19th March 2003 ) Heavy fighting has again broken out in the Medina district of Mogadishu, according to sources in Bush: ' Saddam waa inuu Ciraaq ka baxo' Washington, DC - BBC News ( 18th March 2003 ) Madaxweynaha Mareykanka George W Bush ayaa Saddam Hussein u qabtey 48 saac in uu Ciraaq kaga baxo,

Factional fighting leaves 6 dead in Somalia Mogadishu , By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE ( 18th March 2003 ) At least six people were killed and 11 wounded when two rival Somali groups clashed in the Medina

SOMALIA: Talks to start on provisional government ! Nairobi, IRIN ( 18th March 2003 ) The Kenyan chairman of the Somali peace talks, Bethwel Kiplagat, said on Tuesday the conference ...

KA QAYB-GALKA SHIRKA WASAARADAHA ARRIMAHA DIBEDDA EE DALALKA (IGAD) Khartoum, By Banadir.com ( 18th March 2003 ) Wefdi ka socda Dawladda KMG ah ee Soomaaliya ayaa caasimadda dalka Sudan u yimid shir maanta oo ...

Former Somali General Told to Leave U.S. (March 17, 03) (washingtonpost) To the many U.S. diplomats who have worked with him, 76-year-old Gen. Mohamed Abshir Musse

Somali President departs Kuwait KUWAIT CITY, By Banadir.com ( 17th March 2003 ) President of Somalia, Abdikassim Salad and his accompanying delegation left Kuwait on Monday after

Booliska Muqdisho oo ammaanka ku dadaalaya ! Mogadishu , Xasan Bariise (BBC) ( 17th March 2003 ) Ciidanka booliska dowladda KMG ah ayaa magaalada Muqdisho ka billaabay hawlgallo ballaaran oo wax

SOMALIA: Best cereal production for years in south Nairobi, IRIN ( 17th March 2003 ) A food security watchdog says southern Somalia has recorded the best cereal production in years,

Cabdiqassim oo booqday Kuwait ! KUWAIT CITY, By Banadir.com ( 17th March 2003 ) Wefdigii uu hogaaminayay madaxa Dawladda KMG ah ee Soomaaliya Cabdiqassim Salaad Xasan oo ...

Somalia: dood Muqdisho lagu qabtey ! Mogadishu , Xasan Bariise (BBC) ( 16th March 2003 ) Waxaa Axaddii hotelka Amiira ee Muqdisho lagu qabtay dood ay soo qabanqaabisay Xarunta Cilmi ...

Refugees from Somalia will be resettled in U.S. (Startribune) KAKUMA, KENYA (March 16, 03) The engines rumbled and the red sand swirled as the cargo plane roared onto the dirt airstrip.

SOMALI PRESIDENT ARRIVES IN KUWAIT YESTERDAY ! KUWAIT CITY, By Banadir.com ( 16th March 2003 ) Somali President Abdikassim Salad Hassan, accompanied by a delegation of officials, arrived in ....

Refugees from Somalia will be resettled in U.S. KAKUMA, KENYA Rachel L. Swarns, New York Times ( 16th March 2003 ) The engines rumbled and the red sand swirled as the cargo plane roared onto the dirt airstrip. One..

Kenya: Hub gaaraya 1000 qori oo la gubey Nairobi, BBC News ( 16th March 2003 ) Munaasabad taariikhi ah oo ka dhacdey Beerta Xoriyadda ee magaalada Nairobi (Uhuru Garden) ayaa ...

Cen -Sad summit resumes its activities in Niger ! Niamey, By Banadir.com ( 16th March 2003 ) The fifth ordinary session of the Cen -Sad summit resumed its activities in niamey, the capital of

UK saves Somalia peace talks (Nairobi) (Saturday Nation) (March 15, 03) The troubled Somalia peace talks appeared back on track after British government officials held

Top US military planner fears a 'likely' repeat of Somalia bloodbath Washington, DC - By Andrew Buncombe ( 15th March 2003 ) A former military aide to General Norman Schwarzkopf has warned that a US-led war against Iraq

SOMALIA: TNG to stay in talks, mediator says Nairobi, IRIN ( 15th March 2003 ) The Kenyan chairman of the Somali peace talks, Bethwel Kiplagat, has said the delegation of Somalia

SOMALIA: Security Council condemns violence New York, IRIN ( 13th March 2003 ) The UN Security Council has condemned the continuing fighting in Somalia, and called for an .....

Somalia: Kipligat oo shirka Soomaalida ka hadley Nairobi, BBC News ( 12th March 2003 ) Ergeyga gaarka ah ee dowladda Kenya u qaabilsan guddoominta shirka dib-u-heshiisiinta Soomaalida ee

CABDIQASSIM OO WELI KU SUGAN LIIBIYA ! Tripoli, By Banadir.com ( 12th March 2003 ) Madaxweynaha Dawladda KMG ah ee Soomaaliya Cabdiqassim Salaad Xasan iyo wefdiguu hogaaminayay oo ...

Ethiopia insists on border changes Adis Ababa, BBC News ( 12th March 2003 ) Ethiopia has defended its right to challenge a United Nations ruling on its disputed border with

SOMALIA: UN concerned over humanitarian situation in Baidoa Baidoa , IRIN ( 12th March 2003 ) The United Nations has said it is deeply concerned over the worsening humanitarian situation in

XASAN ABSHIR IYO CABDALLA DEEROW OO KU NOQDAY NAIROBI ! Nairobi, By Banadir.com ( 12th March 2003 ) Iyadoo uu weli jahawareer darani ka jiro hogaaminta ergada Dawladda KMG ah ee ku sugan madasha

France: 'ma ogolaaneyno ansaxinta qaraar dagaal wata' Paris, BBC News ( 11th March 2003 ) Waddanka Frace ayaa sidii Russia ay horey u yeeshey iyaduna ku dhawaaqdey in ay codka 'Veto' ku ,,,

Transitional Government, Faction Leaders Again Threaten Walkout Nairobi, AllAfrica.com(IRIN) ( 11th March 2003 ) Somalia's Transitional National Government (TNG) has reiterated that it will not take part in the
TALKING POINT : THE MANDARINS OF SOMALIA (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (Feb 22, 03) Day in and day out there’s a heated argument that Saddam Hussein possesses weapons of mass destruction (WMD) which his regime is allegedly stashed away somewhere in Iraq, using mobile vehicles. And if you asked me if Saddam owns WMD, my answer would be: “I wouldn’t know.

UAE delivers relief assistance to Eritrea ! Abu Dhabi, By Banadir.com ( 23rd February 2003 ) A plane-load of relief assistance from the UAE Red Crescent Society, RCS, will leave here for the

TALKING POINT : THE STENCH OF CORRUPTION (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (Feb 09, 03) The stench of corruption, embezzlement and scandal is hovering over the conference hall in Eldoret that should lead the new Kenyan government to call the Auditor General to examine whether or not everything is on the up and up, and NOT a private auditing firm as reported by the media. Members of the civil society   

 


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