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Somalia between Hope and Xenophobia By Ahmed A Kamil
Carabtu sidee Soomaalida u arkaanl By A. Hariri
Somalia Desperate for Peacekeepersl By Martin Nkematabong
Force Won't Bring Peace to Somalia l By Khadija Osoble Ali
Clan politics dictate the future of Somalia By Jeffrey Gettleman
A stable Somalia is good for the region By Michael Rannebergert
Somalia sliding back to anarchy By Jibril Adan
Somalia: The Transition to Peace and Stability By Sharqal Alawsat
Did US acted on "credible intelligence" or "SOS call" By Ahmed Ibrahim
Conflict in the Horn of Africa: The streets of Mogadishu By The Independent

Latest News as of .......
Somalia launches the E-passport ( Feb 8 2007 ) The Somalia government has launched the first phase of the new E-passport.
Mortar shells hit Somalia capital ( Feb 8 2007 ) Waves of Mortar shells have killed at least three people and wounded
Somalia's PM demotes his deputy ( Feb 8 2007 ) Somalia's deputy PM and ex-warlord, Hussein Aideed, has been demoted
Rift Valley Fever crosses into Somalia and Tanzania as Kenyans get tough Nairobi, News-medical.net ( Feb 8 2007 ) The major outbreak of
Somalia: Senators Seek Clarity on Bush's Somalia Policy ( Feb 7 2007 ) Washington, The U.S. State Department's top official on Africa
U.S. to continue curbing Islamic extremists in Somalia ( Feb 7 2007 ) The United States will take strong measures to strike against
Bush Somalia Policy Questioned in Congress Washington, D.C. By Marissa Melton - ( Feb 7 2007 ) The U.S. State Department's top
Yemen: People-Smuggling From Somalia Increases New York - UN PRESS RELEASE - ( Feb 7 2007 ) The deadly smuggling of people across
US presses African Union to send troops into Somalia ( Feb 7 2007 ) As the African Union (AU) summit drew to a close last week ..
Acute watery diarrhoea claims 39 lives in south-central Somalia Beletweyn, IRIN- ( Feb 7 2007 ) 39 people have been confirmed dead
Ethiopians parade captured Islamist cleric in Somalia ( Feb 6 2007 ) KISMAYU, Somalia (Reuters) Ethiopian soldiers paraded on Tuesday
Ethiopia's PM doesn't confirm al Qaeda killings in Somalia Adis Ababa, nazret.com - ( Feb 6 2007 ) We do not have definite information
Somalia: Heavy Fighting Erupts in Central Region Mogadishu , All Africa.com - ( Feb 6 2007 ) Reports from Guruel in Galgadud
UN laments deaths of children in conflict in Somalia Mogadishu , PD Online - ( Feb 6 2007 ) The UN children's fund
African Union delegation visits Somalia ( Feb 6 2007 ) MOGADISHU, Somalia An African Union military delegation has arrived in
Mortar shells fired at Mogadishu port ( Feb 5 2007 ) MOGADISHU (AFP) Gunmen have fired mortar shells into the seaport of
AU Delegation in Mogadishu Supervises Strategic Areas for Peacekeeping Mission Mogadishu , All Africa.com - ( Feb 5 2007 ) An African Union delegation
Somalia's new speaker of parliament sworn in Bandiradley,Somalia - Reuters - ( Feb 4 2007 ) Somalia's new speaker of parliament
Top Islamic leader says peacekeepers will fuel unrest in Somalia Nairobi, Associated Press - ( Feb 4 2007 ) One of Somalia's top Islamic leaders
UN Technical Visit To Somalia New York, PRESS RELEASE - ( Feb 4 2007 ) Security Council Calls For UN Technical Visit
UPDF earn dollars in Somalia Kampala, By Milton Olupot ( Feb 4 2007 ) As the first equipment is being ferried to
Security Council welcomes AU push to deploy peacekeepers in Somalia New York - International Herald Tribune - ( Feb 3 2007 ) The U.N. Security Council renewed
Britons seized while trying to flee Somalia ( Feb 3 2007 ) Four Britons are being held by the authorities in Kenya after being arrested
Mortar attacks in Somalia's capital kill at least 7 Mogadishu , Associated Press - ( Feb 3 2007 ) Mortar attacks in Somalia's
Smugglers of Somalis take new sea routes Dubai, All Africa.com - ( Feb 3 2007 ) Smugglers carrying asylum seekers
U.S. considers diplomatic presence in Somalia ( Xinhua ) The United States said on Thursday that it is considering reestablishing
Ugandan Parliament halts bid to rush deployment of peacekeepers to Somalia Kampala, PD Online - ( Feb 2 2007 ) The Ugandan Parliament has halted
U.S. looks at diplomatic presence in Somalia Washington, D.C. Reuters - ( Feb 2 2007 ) The United States is considering
Mbeki pours cold water on Somalia plans ( Feb 2 2007 ) Addis Ababa - The African Union is still some way from deploying
Burundi joins Somalia peace force ( Feb2 2007 ) Burundi has offered to contribute to the proposed African Union peacekeeping
Peacekeepers to enter Somalia as violence flares ( Feb 1 2007 ) MOGADISHU, Somalia Three battalions of peacekeepers from ...
Navy scales back presence in Somalia ( Feb 1 2007 ) WASHINGTON - The U.S. Navy has scaled back its presence
Ike withdraws from Somalia waters Kismayo,Somalia - Associated Press - (Feb 1 2007 ) The Navy has scaled back its presence
Somalia's parliament elects new speaker BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) Somalia's parliament elected a new speaker
AU fails to pledge enough troops for Somalia Adis Ababa, AFP - (Feb 1 2007 ) A two-day African Union summit
Somalia's parliament votes to elect new speaker BAIDOA, Somalia, Jan 31 (Reuters)Somalia's parliament on Wednesday started
Somalia starts implementing martial law ( Jan 31 2007 ) MOGADISHU, Somalia ,Somalia's interim government began imposing martial
African leaders mull Somali force ( bbc) African Union leaders are discussing sending a peacekeeping force to Somalia ...
Somali leader agrees to reconciliation (AP) ( Jan 31 2007 ) ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia ,Somalia's president agreed Tuesday to a national
AU pleads for more peacekeepers for Somalia Adis Ababa, Abc News Online - ( Jan 31 2007 ) A summit of African Union
Djibouti president slams US air raids in Somalia Adis Ababa, Middle East Online - ( Jan 31 2007 ) Djibouti President Ismail Guelleh
Somalia releases information on Islamists deported from Kenya Mogadishu , Sudan Tribune - ( Jan 31 2007 ) The Transitional Federal Government
Somalia: Journalists Injured in Country Baidoa, Somalia - All Africa.com - ( Jan 31 2007 ) Two television journalists
Algeria pledges transportation for peacekeepers to Somalia: official Adis Ababa, PD Online - ( Jan 31 2007 ) Algeria has promised to
Summit tries to raise troops for Somalia ( Jan 30 2007 ) Addis Ababa, An African summit on Tuesday discussed raising thousands...
Voice of America to begin daily broadcast to Somalia Washington, D.C. MT Short wave - ( Jan 30 2007 ) Starting on 12 February, the Voice of America
US ready to assist AU in Somalia ( Jan 30 2007 ) Jendayi Fraser, the American assistant secretary of state ...
Somalia may 'revert to chaos' ( Jan 30 2007 ) Doha - United States military officials say Somalia could return to chaos
Italy offers peace conference for Somalia Adis Ababa, IOL- ( Jan 30 2007 ) Italian Prime Minister Romani Prodi
First cross-border aid reaches Somalia ( Jan 29 2007 ) A truck was allowed to cross the Kenya-Somalia border
Somalia in danger of reverting to chaos, U.S. military says Doha, Associated Press - ( Jan 29 2007 ) U.S. military officials here said Somalia
FM discuss with Omani and Sudanese diplomats situations in Somalia Sana'a - SABA - ( Jan 29 2007 ) The Minister of Foreign and Expatriates
Sudan and Somalia to dominate African summit Adis Ababa, Reuters - ( Jan 29 2007 ) The meeting is due to discuss
Mogadishu police hit in latest Somalia violence Mogadishu , Reuters - ( Jan 29 2007 ) Gunmen attacked a Somali security boss
Ethiopia cuts troop numbers in Somalia Adis Ababa, Reuters - ( Jan 28 2007 ) THIRD of Ethiopia's troops in Somalia
US Will Stay the Course in Somalia Nairobi, By Frank Grigler, ( Jan 28 2007 ) My good friend Bashir has drawn my attention
Gunmen kill 5 in restive Somali capital ( Jan 26 2007 ) MOGADISHU, Somalia, A spate of gunfire and mortar attacks in ...
No SA troops to Somalia - Lekota Pretoria , By Thokozani Mtshali ( Jan 27 2007 ) South Africa will not be sending
AU Calls For Somalia Peacekeeping Adis Ababa, by bbc - ( Jan 26 2007 ) African Union (AU) chief Alpha Oumar
African leaders mull Somalia peacekeeping force Triboli, AFP - ( Jan 26 2007 ) African leaders discussed ways to contribute
Gunmen attack Ethiopian soldiers in Somalia, killing 1 Kismayo,Somalia - Associated Press - ( Jan 25 2007 ) Gunmen attacked Ethiopian soldiers
Ethiopian troops to fully withdraw from Somalia in three phases: PM ( Jan 25 2007 ) Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi announced
Somalia: Washington Pressures the SICC to Negotiate ( Jan 25 2007 ) U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Michael Ranneberger met
Nigeria to send peacekeeping battalion to Somalia ( Jan 25 2007 ) A battalion of Nigerian soldiers is expected to leave for Somalia
U.S. confirms second air strike in Somalia ( Jan 24 2007 ) MOGADISHU, The United States this week conducted a second air
Islamists Invited Back for Dialogue ( Jan 24 2007 ) The Somalia Government wants Kenya to hand Union of Islamic Courts leader
Yemen to reopen its embassy in Mogadishu Sana'a - SABA - ( Jan 24 2007 ) The Republic of Yemen
Ethiopian troops begin withdrawing from Somalia Mogadishu , Pravda- ( Jan 24 2007 ) Ethiopian troops who
Sudan pledges support for Somalia Khartoum, AFP - ( Jan 24 2007 ) Sudanese President on Sunday pledged support
Somalia: African Union force agreed Adis Ababa, By Ann Talbot - ( Jan 24 2007 ) The African Union has agreed to send a 7,600-strong
Ethiopian troops kill 3 people in Somalia Mogadishu, Sudan Tribune - ( Jan 24 2007 ) Ethiopian troops supporting
EU sees "window of opportunity" in Somalia Brussels, PD Online - ( Jan 24 2007 ) European Union (EU) foreign ministers said
Canada 'strongly protests' man's deportation to Somalia ( Jan 23 2007 ) A Canadian who describes himself as a used ..
Islamic leader in Somalia surrenders ( Jan 22 2007 ) NAIROBI, Kenya - A leader of Somalia's ousted Islamic movement
Message to President from Somali leader Abu Dhabi, WAM - ( Jan 23 2007 ) UAE Foreign Minister received here
Ethiopians could pull out in two weeks, says Somali envoy to UAE Dubai, By Abbas Al Lawati, ( Jan 22 2007 ) The security situation
Top Islamist arrested on Kenya-Somalia border ( Jan 22 2007 ) A top Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) official was captured on Sunday
Somalia rejects mediation with Islamic Courts ( Jan 22 2007 ) KHARTOUM (AFP) Somali Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Gedi has rejected
Pressure grows for Somalia peacekeepers (The Associated Press) More than a decade after the U.S. and U.N. pulled failed
Kenya sends Islamist suspects to Somalia ( Jan 21 2007 ) MOGADISHU (Reuters) Kenya has sent about 30 prisoners
EPIDEMIC HAZARD IN SOMALIA DOBLEY, SOMALIA - By Banadir.com - ( Jan 22 2007 ) At least 14 people were killed
Uganda's Museveni Says Troops To Arrive In Somalia In Two Weeks Kampala,Uganda- DPA- ( Jan 22 2007 ) Uganda said Saturday it will
More conflict in post-war Somalia, 4 dead Mogadishu, Somalia - Reuters - ( Jan 22 2007 ) Somali gunmen battled government and
Mortars hit Somali presidential palace, Yusuf inside ( Jan 20 2007 ) MOGADISHU (Reuters) Five mortars slammed into
African Union backs Somalia plan ( Jan 20 2007 ) The African Union has approved a plan to send nine battalions
President's palace in Mogadishu attacked ( Jan 20 2007 ) MOGADISHU, Somalia, Government troops battled gunmen who attacked
Kenyan Muslims protest harassment over Somalia Nairobi, Kenya - Reuters AlertNet - ( Jan 20 2007 ) Carrying anti-Bush and anti-Ethiopia
UN ENVOY URGES SOMALI GOVERNMENT TO PREVENT RETURN OF WARLORDS Mogadishu, AKI- ( Jan 20 2007 ) The top United Nations
UN Envoy Meets with Somalia's Interim Leader Mogadishu, VOA News - ( Jan 20 2007 ) The United Nations' special envoy to
Somalia awaits African peacekeepers Mogadishu, The Brrunei Times - ( Jan 20 2007 ) SOMALIA'S government
U.S. Optimistic on Direction Somalia Is Taking, Official Says Washington, Assistant Secretary of State Jendayi Frazer
Eritrean President: AU Mission in Somalia Doomed to FaiIure ( Jan 19 2007 ) Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki says that ..
UN envoy heads to Somalia for peace force talks Mogadishu, Reuters - ( Jan 19 2007 ) A U.N. envoy flew to Mogadishu to meet Somalia's president
SICC Leader Sharif Arrested In Kenya ( Jan 18 2007 ) Supreme Islamic Courts Council (SICC) leader Sheikh Ahmed Sharif was arrested
Senator calls for new US push on Somalia WASHINGTON (AFP) The US Senate's top Africa hand urged the Bush administration
UN seeks to re-establish international aid operations in Somalias war-torn capital ( Jan 18 2007 ) The international aid community ....
Parliament Votes to Oust the House Speaker Aden Baidoa - AllAfrica.com - ( Jan 17 2007 ) The Somali parliament,
Ethiopia, Kenya Call for Immediate Deployment of AU-Igad Stabilization Force Addis Ababa, AllAfrica.com - ( Jan 17 2007 ) Prime M. Meles Zenawi and Kenyan President
Zenawi "Ethiopian troops would begin leaving Somalia This Tue.. " ( Jan 17 2007 ) In a press conference he gave at his office......
Nomads report deaths from US airstrikes WARSOW, Somalia - International Herald Tribune ( Jan 17 2007 ) For years, this middle-of-
Somalia: UN agency prepares for permanent presence in north as refugee flow continues Galkaio, UN news centre- ( Jan 17 2007 )
Somalia's Broadcasters Allowed Back On Air Mogadishu, UPI - ( Jan 17 2007 ) The broadcasters in Somalia were back on the air
Kenya Sends Ministers to Seek Troops for Somalia Nairobi, All Africa.com - ( Jan 17 2007 ) Kenya has quietly dispatched several
Somalia: Mogadishu Residents Refuse to Give Up Guns to Ethiopians Mogadishu, All Africa.com - ( Jan 17 2007 ) A 13 year-old student was
Christian Aid Tells of Alleged Atrocities in Ethiopia-Somalia Conflict Nairobi, Missions - ( Jan 17 2007 ) Christian Aid had received
Media crackdown in Somalia draws protests Mogadishu, Reuters - ( Jan 17 2007 ) Somali government officials
SOMALIA: Government silences media groups Mogadishu, Reuters - ( Jan 16 2007 ) The Transitional Federal Government
KENYA-SOMALIA: Border closure keeps children out of school GARISSA,, Reuters - ( Jan 16 2007 ) Somali children who attend schools
Idaacadaha Muqdisho oo irdaha loo laabay Mogadishu, bbc Somali Service - ( Jan 16 2007 ) Idaacadaha HornAfrik, Shabeelle iyo Quraanka
EU warns U.S. bombing escalates Somalia violence BRUSSELS - (Reuters) - ( Jan 16 2007 ) EU Aid Commissioner Louis Michel
African Union Team Arrives In Mogadishu Mogadishu, Associated Press - ( Jan 16 2007 ) An African Union delegation has arrived in Somalia's capital
Hunt for Somali peacekeeper force ( Jan 15 2007 ) Kenya's president has sent delegates to seven African countries
RCA completes Dh50m projects in Somalia Abu Dhabi,UAE - Gulfnews - ( Jan 15 2007 ) Humanitarian programmes and charity projects worth
Troops search for weapons in Somalia ( Jan 14 2007 ) MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) Somali troops and allied Ethiopian soldiers
Ethiopia fails to prove British Jihads caught in Somalia Asmara,
TALKING POINT: A JOURNALIST'S DIARY ABOUT THE WAR IN MOGADISHU 1991/1992. Toronto Oct 12- 2005 - TALKING POINT BY M. M. This is the first diary of war by a veteran Somali Journalist 1990/1992
Commentry: Somalia's P.M. should exercise his constitutional executive powers or lose respect   By A. Dirshe ( Jan 7 2005 ) Article 48 of the new transitional federal constitution of Somalia stipulates


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