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Somalia: Foreigners given seven days to register BBC Monitoring Service - Dec 23, 2001 The transitional government has given all foreigners living in Somalia and Somalis holding foreign citizenship seven days

Local election set for Somali civic leadership Saturday, December 22, 2001 Lornet Turnbull Dispatch Staff Reporter Somali immigrants in central Ohio will vote Sunday

Moi's Ultimatum to Somali Leaders Dec 21, 2001 (The East African Standard/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) -- President Moi yesterday issued a stern warning to warring Somali factions to either embrace

Furore over Scharping's comments on Somalia Dec 21, 2001 - Rudolf Scharping , German defence minister, was urged to resign on Thursday over comments he made earlier this week that the US

Somalis arrest terror suspects Dec 21, 2001 (BBC) -- At least five foreigners suspected of involvement in international terrorism have been arrested in Somalia.

U.S. Official in Somali Capital, Meets Government MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A U.S. diplomat, on the first visit by a U.S. official to the Somali capital in seven years, told the country's interim government

COMMENTARY: WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR YOUTH? COMMENTARY BY M.M. Afrah, Toronto (Canada)

Somalia Grabs U.S. Anti-Terror Focus WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bent on keeping Osama bin Laden's besieged guerrillas from regrouping abroad, the United States is once again focusing on Somalia .

Warships on horizon as U.N., Somalis discuss aid BAIDOA, Somalia Hoping to avert disaster by significantly increasing aid to this drought-ravaged, war-torn country, a five-member team of

Kenya must deny USA bases to attack Somalia Seen by the world as a notable negotiator for peaceful solutions in this region, the decision that the Kenyan government makes in the USA-Somalia war will

Nairobi Peace Talks Delayed NAIROBI, Dec 18- Peace talks aimed at bringing about reconciliation between the Transitional National Government (TNG) and factions opposed to it, due to open in Nairobi last

Somali government, opposition begin talks NAIROBI, Dec 18- Somalia's transitional government began informal talks with several opposition factions in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday in an attempt to

Somali warlords see U.S. campaign as path to power NAIROBI, Dec 17 (Reuters) -- Things are looking up for Somalia's turbulent warlords.

Mogadishu tense amid speculation over US strike MOGADISHU: Amid speculation that the United States might turn its military sight on suspected terrorists in Somalia, residents of the bullet-scarred

COMMENTARY: HOPELESS CRIES OF A NATION AND THE CULTURE OF INDIFFERENCE AND CONTEMPT BY Abdiwahab A. Musse

Moi orders crackdown on Somali immigrants Dec. 17, 2001 - (afrikaonline) - Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi has ordered a crackdown on illegal immigrants, especially those from neighbouring Somalia.

Dubai diplomat accused of smuggling BAT cigarettes Dec. 17, 2001 - The Guardian - BAT at one point even demanded an explanation from his group after contraband unexpectedly turned up in France instead of Somalia.

Somalia asks US to send troops to stop al-Qaeda fighters entering country DUBAI (AFX) - Somalia's transitional national government (TNG) is seeking US military assistance to bar fighters

US copters spotted near Mogadishu MOGADISHU - Two US military helicopters flew low over an area north of the Somali capital on Thursday, witnesses said, identifying the choppers as Black Hawks

Al Qaeda Not Fleeing to Somalia, Premier Says NAIROBI (Reuters) - Somalia's prime minister denied on Friday that followers of Osama bin Laden had sought refuge in his shattered African country

US Will Not Use Uganda to Strike Somalia Dec 14, 2001 (New Vision/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) -- THE US will not use Uganda as a launch pad to strike other countries in the on-going global

Somali 'terrorists return home' London (BBC) - Somali fighters are fleeing Afghanistan and returning home, according to warlord Hussein Aideed.

THE WAR ON TERRORISM: TWIN CITIES: U.S. attorney, Somalis discuss terror inquiry BY TODD NELSON Pioneer Press - Questions about government interviews of recent immigrants dominated a meeting

FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY - Part Ten By M.M. Afrah 2001 An extract from a new book by M.M. Afrah to be published in Canada in the winter of 2002 - Exclusive to banadir.com

US forces prepare for return to Somalia By Stephen Fidler in Washington Published: December 11 2001 19:51 | Last Updated: December 11 2001 22:33 As the US-led military campaign in Afghanistan reaches its climax, evidence grows that the US is considering revisiting the scene of one of its worst military debacles of the 1990s: Somalia.

TAKING POINT: OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT BUSH BY M.M. AFRAH Toronto (Canada) 06 Dec 2001

US steps back into Somalia's maelstrom By Mark Turner Published: December 11 2001 - United Nations officials and Somali faction leaders confirmed on Tuesday that US personnel had met warlords in

Somali Warlords Say Will Shun Kenya Peace Talks ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Somali warlords opposed to President Abdiqassim Salad Hassan's government said on Tuesday they would not attend talks

US military in talks with Somali rebels James Astill in Nairobi and Julian Borger in Washington Tuesday December 11, 2001 - US military personnel have visited Somalia for the first time since their ill-fated

News in Brief The Guardian - United Kingdom; Dec 11, 2001- James Astill (Wrong target, December 4) includes in his article the phrase "to strike Somalia on Ethiopia's advice would be like invading Pakistan

Anti-Terror Strikes on Somalia Pointless, Says EU Envoy ROME, Dec 10, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- European Union (EU) special envoy Rino Serri warned here Monday against anti-terror military action in

Somali Bantu, Trapped in Kenya, Seek a Home DADAAB, Kenya Abdullahi Ali Ahmed was born in Somalia and spent most of his life there. On a recent day as he crouched in the dirt in a sliver of

US has asked UK to prepare attack on Somalia press LONDON (AFP) The United States has asked Britain to help prepare military strikes against Somalia in the next phase of the global campaign

Formation of new Somali government delayed: PM MOGADISHU, Dec 7 (AFP) - Somalia's interim Prime Minister Hassan Abshir Farah said Friday he would not appoint a government until a planned .

U.S. Looking Into Possible Somali Terror Links NAIROBI (Reuters) The U.S. government said on Friday it was worried about possible links between extremist groups in Somalia and al Qaeda but was gathering

Somalis feel US squeeze Mogadishu,(BBC) - From the roof terrace of the Shamo Hotel, Mogadishu looks rather elegant. White colonial buildings mingle with dark green trees. Behind a row of gentle hills

News in Brief Mogadishu - Somalia - 06 dec 2001- A group of journalists, made up of Somalis and Americans, have visited a village often cited as hosting a camp to train terrorists, called Shimbirare

Somalia trying to root out terrorism MOGADISHU, Somalia In the sprawling Bakara market here, a few posters of Osama bin Laden can be spotted on shop walls, but they

Quran contest winners receive their prizes Dubai,6th December 2001( Al-Khaliij Newspaper) GENERAL Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE's Defence Minister,

Scant evidence to prove Somalia has terrorists NAIROBI: The US is fuelling speculation that Somalia, the second most war-torn corner of the Muslim world, will become the next target in the war against terror.

Somalia: Puntland's political crisis said deepening BBC Monitoring Service - United Kingdom; Dec 5, 2001 Nairobi - Traditional elders of the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland, northeastern

Somalis worried at reports of US strikes Mogadishu (BBC) - The United States has said that its war against terrorism would not end in Afghanistan but will be pursued against its enemies wherever they are.

Somalia Pushed To Economic Collapse UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Somalia is being pushed toward ``economic collapse'' by drought, a livestock export ban, and the U.S. closure of a company that made

15 KILLED IN SOMALIA Mogadishu,(AFP)3rd December 2001 At least 15 people and 20 others were wounded in interclan fight in Southern Somalia this week, travellers said here yesteday. Eleven People

Somalis feel US squeeze Mogadishu,(BBC) - From the roof terrace of the Shamo Hotel, Mogadishu looks rather elegant. White colonial buildings mingle with dark green trees. Behind a row of gentle hills

Somalia illustrates problems with nation-building policy MOGADISHU, Somalia - The mangled Black Hawk helicopter entwined in a cactus on a muddy Mogadishu street is a stark reminder how

U.S. keeping wary eye on volatile Somalia WASHINGTON - The last time Americans paid close attention to Somalia, U.S. troops were being unceremoniously withdrawn after a humanitarian mission to feed

Somalia: UN Agencies Launch Assistance Appeal The United Nations agencies working in Somalia have jointly launched a Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeal

Commentry: Somalia: The failed nation! By Dr. Ali Said Faqi

Money cutoff devastates Somalia WASHINGTON (Washington Post )The Bush administration's decision last month to freeze the funds of Somalia's al-Barakaat financial system

Failed Effort in Somalia a Reminder MOGADISHU, Somalia (ASSOCIATED PRESS ) - The mangled Black Hawk helicopter entwined in a cactus on a muddy Mogadishu street is a stark reminder how

U.S. Warships Watching for Bin Laden Off Somalia WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American warships are patrolling the Indian Ocean off Somalia's coast, looking for any movement by Osama bin Laden

Somalia illustrates problems with nation-building policy MOGADISHU, Somalia - The mangled Black Hawk helicopter entwined in a cactus on a muddy Mogadishu street is a stark reminder how

U.S. keeping wary eye on volatile Somalia WASHINGTON - The last time Americans paid close attention to Somalia, U.S. troops were being unceremoniously withdrawn after a humanitarian mission to feed

Somalia: UN Agencies Launch Assistance Appeal The United Nations agencies working in Somalia have jointly launched a Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeal

Commentry: Somalia: The failed nation! By Dr. Ali Said Faqi

Money cutoff devastates Somalia WASHINGTON (Washington Post )The Bush administration's decision last month to freeze the funds of Somalia's al-Barakaat financial system

Failed Effort in Somalia a Reminder MOGADISHU, Somalia (ASSOCIATED PRESS ) - The mangled Black Hawk helicopter entwined in a cactus on a muddy Mogadishu street is a stark reminder how

U.S. Warships Watching for Bin Laden Off Somalia WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American warships are patrolling the Indian Ocean off Somalia's coast, looking for any movement by Osama bin Laden

Somali Govt. Agrees to Convene Reconciliation Conference ADDIS ABABA, Nov 28, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Somalia's Ttransitional National Government (TNG) has agreed to convene

Somalia welcomes US troops (BBC) - Somalia's new interim prime minister, Hassan Abshir Farah, has said America could deploy troops in the country to monitor and track down alleged terrorists activities there.

Hasty Judgement On Somalia Dangerous, Warn Experts Washington, DC The accusation that Somalia is a terrorist state is based on deduction and supposition not proven fact

Rome's Envoy to Saudi Arabia Converts to Islam ROME (Reuters) - Italy's ambassador to Saudi Arabia has converted to Islam, the second time in seven years that an envoy of Rome to the land of Mecca has

Shutdown of Remittance Firms Hits Somalia's Economy: UN NAIROBI, Nov 27, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Somalia's fragile economy is in danger of collapse because of a sharp downturn in remittances

Khartoum hosts the Somali reconciliation conference. Sudan-Somalia, Politics, 11/27/2001- IGAD states have agreed on al-Khartoum to host a conference to unify the Somali factions, following the IGAD's

TALKING POINT: DANGLING A CARROT IN FRONT OF IMPOVERISHED AFRICAN COUNTRY. By M.M. Afrah, Toronto (Canada)


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