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Djibouti MPs to finance Somalia peace initiative DJIBOUTI, Jan 31(Reuters) - Politicians in the tiny Red Sea republic of Djibouti will dip into their own pockets to fund a new peace initiative for neighboring wartorn Somalia, a government minister said on Sunday.......

Somali aid convoy attacked again MOGADISHU, Jan 31(BBC) - A series of attacks on a convoy of aid vehicles in Somalia in recent days is now thought to have left around twenty people dead.......

Somali Gunmen Ambush Food Aid Convoy Killing Nine Persons Nairobi, (Kenya) Jan 31(PANA) - At least nine people were killed last Thursday and eleven others seriously injured when Somali gunmen ambushed a large food aid convoy at Bugdah village, about 286 kilometres north of the capital, Mogadishu, media reports said Sunday.......

Fifteen Killed as Somali Food Convoy Attacked Twice MOGADISHU, Jan 31(Reuters) -Fifteen people were killed when an aid convoy carrying food to a famine stricken area of southern Somalia was attacked twice by militia at the weekend, an aid agency said on Monday......

The perfumes of Puntland repel neighbours MOGADISHU, Jan 28(BBC) -The north-eastern area of Somalia has declared itself autonomous as the Puntland regional state government, and has been at pains recently to establish that it is not trying to secede.......

Somali militiamen attack famine relief convoy MOGADISHU, Jan 28(BBC) -An attack on a convoy of food aid in Somalia has killed nine people.......

Somaliland leader heads for Djibouti for talks HARGEISA , Jan 28(Reuters) -The leader of the self-declared Republic of Somaliland left for Djibouti on Friday for talks on a proposed peace conference for war-torn Somalia........

Unrecognised Somaliland Reshuffles Government HARGEISA, Jan 28(Reuters) -The head of the self-declared republic of Somaliland has reshuffled his cabinet, appointing four new ministers, dumping four others and merging the portfolios of another two.......

Cholera quarantine centres for Somalia MOGADISHU, Jan 27(BBC) -Aid organisations in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, have set up two quarantine centres for people suffering from cholera, following a serious outbreak of the disease.......

Four killed in Somali market shootout MOGADISHU, Jan 27(Reuters) -Four people have been killed in a shoot-out between heavily armed Somali militiamen in the main market of the capital.......

Four killed as gunmen attack market in Somalia MOGADISHU, Jan 27(AFP) -At least four people were killed and seven wounded when armed robbers opened fire indiscriminately in Mogadishu's main market, the victims' relatives and witnesses said Thursday........

Serious Drought Leaves 9 People Dead in Somalia MOGADISHU, Jan 26(XINHUA) -Famine caused by serious droughts in the border regions of Bakol and Gedo of Southern Somalia have left nine people dead and forced thousands of families to leave their villages and towns.........

Cholera outbreak worsens in Somalia MOGADISHU, Jan 26(BBC) -Hospitals in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, are reporting a serious outbreak of cholera........

Thousands flee Somalia drought MOGADISHU, Jan 26(BBC) -Thousands of families are being forced to leave their homes in southern Somalia because of drought and famine....

Somalia Cholera Outbreak Kills 19 MOGADISHU, Jan 26(AP) -An outbreak of cholera has claimed at least 19 lives in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu in two days, a senior health official said Wednesday..........

Djibouti and Egypt discuss regional problems CAIRO, Jan 26(BBC) -The President of Djibouti, Ismael Omar Guellah, who's on a two-day visit to Egypt, has had talks with President Mubarak. .........

Emirates says oil tanker spill contained ABU DHABI, Jan 25(AP) -The United Arab Emirates said Tuesday it has contained an oil spill from a tanker that sank off its eastern coast in bad weather..........

Six killed as rival gunmen fight in central Somalia MOGADISHU, Jan 25(AFP) -At least six people were killed and two were wounded when rival gunmen clashed in central Somalia's Galgudud region, elders said Tuesday .........

Cholera outbreak worsens in Somalia (Jan 25) MOGADISHU, Jan 25(BBC) - Hospitals in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, are reporting a serious outbreak of cholera.........

UAE oil spill under control (Jan 25) Jan 25(BBC) - Maritime officials in the United Arab Emirates say a spillage of oil from a wrecked tanker off the Abu Dhabi coast has been brought under control .........

Tanker with more than 900 tons of oil sinks off UAE (Jan 24) Jan 24(AbcNews) - Honduras-flagged tanker carrying more than 900 tons of oil sank off the United Arab Emirates Monday but all the crew were rescued, the UAE coast guard said. .........

Somali civil society debates future (Jan 24) Jan 24(BBC) - Human rights activists, writers, aid workers and other delegates from all regions of Somalia are meeting in the northern port city of Bossasso to discuss what role civil society can play in reshaping the country's future.........

Somali Bandits Ambush Officials in Northern Tanzania (Jan 24) DAR ES SALAAM Jan 24(XINHUA) - Heavily armed Somali bandits have ambushed a group of local officials in Tanzania's northern Arusha region and robbed them of their money .........

UN to assist Djibouti on peace initiative for Somalia (Jan 21) United Nations, Jan 21(United Nations) - The Secretary-General's Representative for Somalia and head of the UN political office there, Mr. David Stephen, is to go to Djibouti for two months to help organize a reconciliation conference for Somalia, his spokesman said today in New York. ........

Smuggling ring smashed in sea ambush (Jan 21) NAIROBI, Jan 21(The Daily Nation) - The Kenya Navy has stopped a major syndicate smuggling Somalis into the country aboard fishing boats, police revealed yesterday........

Somali Girl Punished for Behaving like a Man (Jan 21) MOGADISHU, Jan 21(XINHUA) - A Somali young lady got a 15-day imprisonment and 25 whips on Saturday for behaving like a man, which is considered a serious violation against the Islamiclaw .........

Man pleaded innocent for manufacturing a controlled substance known as khat in US (Jan 20) SAN JOSE, Calif. Jan 20(AP) - The first person in US arrested for growing a rare and exotic East African stimulant claimed on Thursday he was cultivating the plant for medicinal purposes.........

Libya to work with Djibouti to end Somali chaos (Jan 20) DJIBOUTI, Jan 20(Reuters) - Libya said on Thursday it would work with Djibouti to implement a peace plan to end the anarchy in Somalia. Libya is one of the main backers of Somali warlord Hussein Aideed, who........

Islamic court rescues men from Somali women's militia (Jan 20) MOGADISHU, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Somalia's Islamic Court on Thursday rescued two men from the clutches of a women's militia in a raid on a house in the capital Mogadishu, officials said. According to Islamic .......

Shootout in Mogadishu (Jan 19 ) MOGADISHU, Jan 19(BBC) - Tensions over cattle-rustling are being blamed for an exchange of gunfire in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which left six people dead and ten injured........

Six killed, 10 hurt in Somalia fighting (Jan 18 ) MOGADISHU, Jan 18(Reuters) - Six people were killed and 10 injured on Tuesday in a gun battle between rival militiamen in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, witnesses and clan elders said. Militiamen loyal to........

Somali faction orders aid agencies to employ his people (Jan 18 ) MOGADISHU, Jan 18(AFP) - The leader of the armed faction that controls southern Somalia Bay and Bakol regions Tuesday ordered international aid agencies to employ local residents or risk being barred from operating in the area........

Somalia's Islamic court tackle cannabis, lesbianism (Jan 17 ) on MOGADISHU, Jan 17(BBC) - In Somalia, an official of the Islamic courts near the southern port town of Merca says he has seized more than one-thousand kilograms of cannabis in a nearby village, a haul he said was worth more than fifty-thousand dollars........

Moi, Djibouti leader discuss Somalia crisis The Nation (Jan 15) The Nation (Nairobi) -President Moi held talks with Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh in Nairobi yesterday. The talks were held at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport VIP lounge. ........

Djibouti President Proposes Transitional Government For Somalia (Jan. 15) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Jan 15(PANA)-Djibouti President Ismael Omar Guelleh who is current chairman of the Inter-governmental Authority for Development of the countries in the Horn of Africa, is proposing the establishment of a transitional government and legislative council for neighbouring Somalia.........

Mogadishu port still inactive despite warlords' appeals(Jan. 13) on MOGADISHU, Jan 13(AFP)- Somali traders said Thursday they were unconvinced by warlords' claims that the main port in the capital was safely under their control and have ignored appeals to use the long-closed facility. ......

More fighting in Somalia (Jan. 12) on MOGADISHU, Jan 12(AFP)- At least eight people have been killed in and around the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in clashes between different groups of people loyal to one of the main clan leaders, Ali Mahdi Mohammed......

Cholera kills 17 people in Somali capital (Jan. 11) on MOGADISHU, Jan 11(AFP)- At least 17 people have died of cholera in the Somali capital since the weekend and many more lives are threatened, a doctor based in Mogadishu told AFP on Tuesday......

Twenty killed in Somalia fighting (Jan. 10) on MOGADISHU, Jan 10(AFP)-Reports from Somalia say that at least twenty people have been killed and many more wounded in two days of fighting between rival clans in the Bay Region...

 


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