U.N. Not to Blame in Somalia (Washington Post) (Thursday, July 10, 2003) As far as I know, the firefight in the streets of Mogadishu followed a strictly U.S. operation to
Over 40 Killed in Fighting in Central Region Two days of heavy fighting in the south of Mudug region, have left at least 43 people dead and over
Kenya Seeks Support for Somalia Peacekeeping (July 10, 03) MAPUTO (Reuters) - Kenya appealed on Thursday for international financing for a peacekeeping mission
Tighter security as Kenya lifts Somalia flight ban NAIROBI, July 10 (Reuters) - Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said on Thursday it would tighten
Somalia gets stamp of approval (by news24) Mombasa - The inhabitants of Somalia will once again be able to correspond by mail with the rest of
Reaction to the Historical Agreement of 5thJuly, 2003 (MBAGATHI, KENYA) (By Novib) (July 09, 03) The Somali National Reconciliation process made a historical achievement on 5 July, after eights mon
10 cargo planes leave for Somalia as flights resume (July 9, 03) (East African Standard) (Nairobi) Ten light cargo aircraft left the Wilson airport in Nairobi yesterday for Somalia after the ....
28 killed in inter-clan fighting in Somalia (Middle East Online) (2003-07-09) Fighting erupts between Sa'ad sub-clans and those of Saleban-Abdalla in Mudug region of central
WARBIXINTA KORMEERKA KOOXDA KHUBARADA EE SOOMAALIYA EE DABA-JOOGAY FULINTA AXDIGII GOLAHA AMMAANKA (banadir.com) (July 8, 03) WARBIXINTA KORMEERKA KOOXDA KHUBARADA EE SOOMAALIYA EE DABA-JOOGAY FULINTA AXDIGII GOLAHA AMMAANKA
Bush deplores 'crime' of slavery Goree Island in Senegal - BBC News ( 8th July 2003 ) President George W Bush has described the transatlantic slave trade as "one of the greatest crimes
Sudanese Airliner Crash Kills 116 ! KHARTOUM, Sudan By MOHAMED OSMAN, Associated Press Writer - ( 8th July 2003 ) A Sudanese airliner plunged into a hillside while attempting an emergency landing Tuesday, killing
SOMALIA: Confusion at peace talks Nairobi(Kenya), IRIN - ( 8th July 2003 ) Delegates to the Somali peace talks, taking place in Kenya, signed what was termed an "historic"
Somali 'chewers' cheer in flights Mogadishu - BBC News ( 8th July 2003 ) Chewers of the mild stimulant, khat, have been celebrating in the Somali capital after flights from
Flight Ban to Somalia Highlights Annan's Fears (Nairobi ) Efforts to initiate new programmes and maintain the pace of existing humanitarian assistance ....
Kenya, Somalia Air Route Resumes Tuesday (Nairobi) (VOA) Air travel between Somalia and Kenya is to resume Tuesday, after the Kenyan government lifted its
Medical Workers Halt Work in Mogadishu (July 7,2003) (Mogadishu) Hundreds of medical workers in the capital, Mogadishu, held a one-day work stoppage on Sunday to
Kenya frees Pakistani arrested near Somalia NAIROBI, July 7 (Reuters) - Kenyan police on Monday freed a Kenyan-born Pakistani 10 days after he
Somali leader rejects deal on new government NAIROBI, July 6 — Somalia's transitional president rejected a deal on a new government on Sunday
New hope for peace in Somalia (Radio Australia) Rival factions in Somalia have agreed to establish a new transitional Government.
Somali leaders agree on a transitional government and parliament (July 06, 2003) (dw-world.de) Somali leaders attending a peace conference in Nairobi say they've agreed to establish a federal
Somali flight ban is lifted (SE) ( Sunday, July 6, 2003) The Government yesterday lifted a controversial ban on flights to and from Somalia.
Somali peace talks resolve key issues - mediators NAIROBI, July 5 — Somali delegates at peace talks made a ''major breakthrough''
U.N. bodies urge Kenya to drop Somalia flight ban GENEVA, July 4 (Reuters) - United Nations humanitarian agencies said on Friday they were urging the
Will Iraq Turn Into Somalia? WASHINGTON, 4 July 2003 — Since early May, one American soldier, on average, has been killed by host
Walwal laga muujiyay xayiraadda duulimaadka Soomaaliya Nairobi(Kenya), Laanta Af Soomaaliga ee bbc-da - ( 4th July 2003 ) Qaramada Midoobay hay'adda u qaabilsan caruurta, ayaa codkeeda ku dartay cabashooyinka ku saabsan
Ghosts of Somalia Debacle Seen as U.S. Mulls Liberia WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Thursday it sees no use in comparing any U.S. operation
TREMAGLIA: END TO DISCRIMINATION AGAINST SOMALIS IN ITALY (AGI) - Rome, Italy, July 3 - "Italy and Somalia are tied by human and cultural bonds and I believe
Shirka dhaqanka ee Jabuuti oo xirmay Jabuuti - Maxamed Daahir (bbc) ( 4th July 2003 ) Shirkii toddobaaka hal-abuurka soomaalida ee maalmahan ka socday magaalada Jabbuti ayaa la soo ....
Kenya names Somali envoy Nairobi(Kenya), BBC News ( 3rd July 2003 ) President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya has appointed an ambassador to Somalia for the first time in 13 ....
SOMALIA: Prominent doctor killed in Mogadishu Mogadishu - IRIN - Ugandan Globe ( 3th July 2003 ) A prominent doctor and younger brother of faction leader Hasan Muhammad Nur Shatigadud was killed
Somalia needs US$18b for reconstruction (EAS) Thursday, July 3, 2003 (Nairobi) After 18 years of civil strife, war-torn Somalia now requires US$18 billion for reconstruction and e
Mobile phone deaths hit Somalia (Mogadishu) (BBC) (July 3,03) Bandits have killed six people for their mobile phones, since Friday, in the Somali capital Mogadish
Ethiopia Denies Backing Possible Attack On Kismayo (July 3, 2003 ) The chairman of the pro-interim government Juba Valley Alliance [JVA] militia based in Kismayo, Col
Local Somalis celebrate their Independence Day (Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder) Although political and social turmoil has gripped Somalia for over a decade, in Minneapolis last Sun
Nation Link Telecom Inc. - Somali Telecommunication Company (July 1, 03) NationLink Telecom , a privately-held corporation founded in 1997, distinguishes itself by being the
interWAVE to Deliver Additional High Capacity GSM Switches to Nationlink Telecom in Somalia (MENLO PARK, Calif., July 1 - PRNewswire) interWAVE(R) Communications International, Ltd. (Nasdaq: IWAV), a pioneer in ......
Emirates Post opens window to Somalia money transfer (Golf News) (Dubai) (July 1, 03) Somalis in the UAE will now be able to transfer money legally. This has been made possible under
Thousands Protest Against Violence June 30, 03 (Mogadisho) Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Sunday to
Presidential hopefuls in Somalia rise to 31 (Nairobi) (The Daily Nation) (June 30, 03) The number of presidential candidates in Somalia has risen to 31.
Interview changes Somali immigrant's life (Minnesota Public Radio) (June 30, 2003 ) The war on terror has changed the lives of immigrants across America
POINT : INCONCLUSIVE CASUALTY FIGURES (Toronto)
M.M.Afrah) (June 27 ,
you ever come across the number of people who died in
Somalia's civil war? It is the first question someone
(perhaps a journalist or a researcher) might ask you.
urged to lift ban on flights to SomaliaNAIROBI,
June 27 (Xinhuanet) The international medical humanitarian
organization Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF or doctors without
officials concerned about relocation of African refugees
(Cayce) June 27, 2003 - Controversy is brewing in the Midlands
over plans to relocate some African refugees to one Midlands
community beginning this summer.
SOMALIS IN THE DIASPORA
Jun 27, 2003 - As
a part of concert effort to reach out Somalis in the Diaspora,
Center for Research and Dialogue (CRD) has been travelling
and hosting forums throughout ..
U.S. navies rescue 9 mariners near Somalia, searching for
Bahrain, Jun 25, 2003 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) --
German and U.S. navies on Wednesday rescued nine crew
Talks Falter Over Proposals for Parliament
Somali peace talks, currently underway in Kenya, are in danger
of collapse if a compromise
accepts Somali Bantus
in Tanzania say they will grant citizenship to thousands of
Somali Bantu refugees.
farmers, traders protest flights ban to Somalia !
Muriungi of the East African Standard - (
24th June 2003 ) Angry
miraa farmers and traders in Meru yesterday protested over
pilot from Massachusetts killed in training accident in the
Horn of Africa ! Boston,
GREG SUKIENNIK , Associated Press Writer (
24th June 2003 ) Capt.
Seth R. Michaud didn't back down from risk.
CALI AXMED : HAL BACAAD LAGU LISAY AYUU KA DHIGAN YAHAY MAAMUL
HAB QABIIL KU DHISAN ! Mogadishu
Omar Nur (
24th June 2003 ) Muddo
saddex sano gudahood oo Dowladda KMG ah jirtay, waxaa
Minister Deported From Somaliland Hargeisa,
24th June 2003 )
former interior minister and police chief of Somalia, who
was detained by the authorities of the .
POINT : Somalia--a small plaything? (Toronto)
M.M.Afrah) (June 20
the heydays of the Cold War an African editorial writer
for Kenya’s Daily Nation said that Somalia is a small
plaything of the big and powerful nations of the World,
giving an example of the political immaturity of the
then Somali leaders.
Terror Warnings and Bush Failure to Visit Anger Nairobi
DC - Charles
Cobb Jr. (
24th June 2003 ) The
travel warning issued for Kenya, the closing of the U.S. embassy
and now the decision by .....
condemns child killings
UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has condemned attacks targeting
children in Somalia. It described
Takes Issue with Kenya's Flight Ban
transitional government is protesting Kenya's decision to
ban all flights to and from Soma
Stars streak to soccer success
CLOUD, Minn. - The trophy is a sign of what they're capable
of; the worn soccer balls and ....
ka dhacday garoonka diyaaradaha Hargeysa
Saciid Cigeh - BBCSomali.com (
23rd June 2003 ) Saaka
abbaarihii 11kii subaxnimo ayay rasaasi
bans Somalia flights (June
23, 03) (News24)
- Kenya said on Sunday a "terrorism threat" has led it to
ban flights indefinitely both to a
backs Kenya’s move on Somalia (EAS)(Nairobi)
June 23, 2003)
High Commissioner Edward Clay yesterday said the move to ban
flights to Somalia was in order
killed in explosion in Somalia
(AFP) - Two people were killed and scores of others wounded
in a massive explosion on
leader seeks lifting of flight ban
on 23 of June)
Somali Transitional National Government wants Kenya to lift
the flight ban on the country.
Maxamed Qaalib oo Hargeysa lagu xiray
Saciid Cigeh - BBCSomali.com (
22nd June 2003 ) Jeneraal
Jaamac Maxamed Qaalib oo ka mid ah siyaasiyiinta u ololeeya
midnimada Somaaliya, oo .....
leader hits at Ethiopia Nairobi(Kenya),
Eliud Chisika - (
22nd June 2003 ) The
leader of the Transitional National Government in Somalia,
Abdikassim Hassan, yesterday accused
hope for 200 on boat ! Tunis,
Imed Lamloum in Tunisia (
22nd June 2003 ) RESCUERS
off the coast of Tunisia in north Africa today scaled down
their search for nearly 200 ...
bans Somalia flights Nairobi(Kenya),
22nd June 2003 ) Kenya
has banned flights to and from neighbouring Somalia in what
has been described as an ........
Somalis mark Refugees Day (EAS)
June 21, 2003) (Nairobi)
refugees who camped outside the United Nations High Commission
for Refugees (UNHCR) offices
AN MEETS SRRC DELEGATION
- Rome, Italy, June 20 - A delegation from the Somali Reconciliation
and Restoration Council
New government expected by early July - mediator NAIROBI, 19 Jun 2003 (IRIN) Ambassador Bethwel Kiplagat, the chairman of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
Radio education helps Somalis (June 19, 03) (BBC) Some 10,000 Somalis have been taught basic literacy, numeracy and life skills following a successful
New interim Somali government seen by end of June (Nairobi) (MSNBC) (June 18, 2003) Rows between Somalia's warring factions over the size of a new parliament have delayed the setting
Editorial : What are Americans dying for now? Boston, By Derrick Z. Jackson of the Boston Globe - ( 18th June 2003 ) OIL IS TO DIE for. More to the point, oil is precious enough for the government to send off your...
Somalia, Kenya Presidents Hold Talks on Terrorism, Refugees (By VOA) (Nairobi) (June 18, 2003) The president of Somalia's Transitional National Government is in Nairobi for talks with Kenyan ...
SOMALIA: VOICES OF SOMALIS IN SEARCH OF PEACE! (Toronto) (banadir.com) (June 18, 03) Center for Research and Dialogue (CRD) is pleased to announce a public forum that will be help in ..
Cabdiqaasim oo booqasho ku tegay Kenya Nairobi(Kenya), Yusuf Hassan - BBCSomali.com ( 17th June 2003 ) Saaka ayaa waxaa booqasho rasmi ah ku tegay magaalada Nairobi ee dalka Kenya, Madaxweynaha Dowladda
First Post-War Medical College Opens in Mogadishu Mogadishu - IRIN - ( 17th June 2003 ) Somalia's first medical college in 12 years officially opened in the capital, Mogadishu, on 15 June
Ex-President And State House Chiefs to Be Grilled By Graft Police Nairobi(Kenya), Stephen Muiruri of the Nation - ( 17th June 2003 ) Former President Moi has been asked by the anti-corruption police to record a statement over the ..
SOMALIA: Disagreement over number and selection of future parliamentarians Nairobi(Kenya), IRIN - ( 17th June 2003 ) After days of bargaining, Somali groups meeting in the Mbagathi suburb of the Kenyan capital, .....
Somalia: human rights-committed interim parliament London - Press Release: Amnesty International ( 17th June 2003 ) As delegates to the Somalia Peace and Reconciliation Conference begin, in the coming days, to .....
UN concerns over British asylum plans London - BBC News ( 16/06/2003) Serious concerns about British plans to process asylum seekers' applications at centres outside the
Chaos surrounds Somali peace talks (BBC) Monday, 16 June, 2003 (Nairobi) The speaker of Somali's interim parliament, Abdallah Derow Isaak, has declared himself the new .....
Cabdiqaasim oo ka hadlay xaalada siyaasadeed ee Soomaaliya Mogadishu - Laanta Af Soomaaliga ee bbc-da ( 15th June 2003 ) Waxaa shir jaraa'id oo ballaaran xaruntiisa ku qabtay madaxweynaha dowladda KMG ah, Cabdiqaasim ...
Re-creating Somalia Phoenix - Angela Cara Pancrazio of The Arizona Republic ( 15th June 2003 ) Dressed in a crisp, white dress shirt, Ahmed Sheikh Hussein extends his smile to a visitor at the
5-Year Hunt Fails to Net Qaeda Suspect in Africa New York, By DESMOND BUTLER of the New York Times- ( 15th June 2003 ) A recent urgent terrorism alert in Kenya is the latest frustrating chapter in a five-year .....
POINT : ALL THE SIGNS ARE THERE OF A WARLORD TAKEOVER (Toronto)
M.M.Afrah) (June 14
03) So you're wondering how to react if a warlord is elected for the office of the presidency of Somalia. You're not alone.
Many Somalis at home and abroad fear the impact of a warlord's rule on the country he helped destroy; and the long suffering people at home are worried it may do more harm than good.
Aspirant Hails Kibaki's Role in Somali Peace Talks !
East African Standard (
9th June 2003 ) A
presidential candidate for the Somali elections, later this
year, has paid glowing tribute to
POINT : BRINGING UP A CHILD IN THE DIAPORA (Toronto)
the joy of freedom, peace, democracy and starting a new
life in our adopted countries. Good schools and books
for the kids, welfare checks, food stamps and Medicare
for many of us, free of the hail of bullets and kidnappings
in the old Mogadishu neighborhood
dream ! Phoenix,Arizona
9th June 2003 ) The
Mberwa family's long journey finally came to an end at a thin
wooden door about 45 minutes from
Fresh fighting in Middle Shabelle Raghe-Eile,
9th June 2003 ) Fighting
has again broken out around the village of Raghe-Eil, some
95 km northeast of the capital,
ugu danbeeyey ee shirka dib heshiisiinta Soomaalida
Hassan , BBC (
8th June 2003 ) Magaalada
Nairobi ee Dalka ayaa maalmahaanba waxaa si isdaba jooga ugu
soo qulqulayey Somaali .....
SALEH: 'Take yourself seriously' Tukwila
8th June 2003 ) Samsam
Saleh stands confidently in front of her honors social-studies
class and talks about Oman, a
POINT : NEW CANADIANS - LOOKING FOR A JOB (Toronto)
doctor is a refugee from war-torn Somalia who’d landed
the day before (1992), taking a walk in Toronto, a city
of about five million souls. A sign in the window of a
very expensive shop says: “We are proud to be an equal
shubanka oo dad ku diley magaalada Boosaaso
8th June 2003 ) Waxa
magaalada Bosaso ka jira shuban ay ilaa hadda u dhinteen ugu
yaraan 8-qof inta la og yahay,...
who switched to Christianity: 'Christ just made sense'
7, 2003) (Star
Mohamed was in the line at a Minneapolis grocery store, when
a man behind him tapped him
in Central Somalia Leaves Six Men Dead
June 7, 03) (People's
fighting flared up on Friday morning between Somali militiamen
in a remote village in central
POLICY AND CHILD SPANKING (Toronto)
7, 03) Following
M. M. Afrah’s recent Talking Points on the plight of the newcomers
to Canada and Child ...
POINT : LIFE IN THE DIASPORA (Toronto)
03) - Many of us are sometimes homesick for a country
that's not our own. Had it not been for Somalia's devastating
civil war, the overwhelming majority of the Somali people,
including yours truly, would not have been where they
LA'AAN BA'AN OO KA JIRTA HARGEISA !
Saciid (bbc) (
22nd May 2003 ) Biyo
yaraan xoog leh ayaa ka taagneyd dhawrkii maalmood ee u danbeeyeyba
magaalada Hargeysa .
Donates Airport Security Equipment to Kenya !
22nd May 2003 ) The
United States has donated airport security equipment to Kenya,
in a bid to increase security at
FROM YOUR WEBMASTER May
of Mr. Afrah’s Talking Points and commentaries, I received
hundreds of very supportive
flights ban was extreme, says Kenyan Foreign Affairs minister
DAVID MUGONYI (Sunday Nation) (
18th May 2003 ) The
British Government over-reacted by banning its flights to
Kenya. The action, Foreign Affairs...
Farah Ado gives up Cecafa chairmanship
HEZ WEPUKHULU of Sunday Nation (
18th May 2003 ) Farah
Ado, finally relinquished his position as president of the
Council of the Council of East and
POINT : HOW LONG WOULD WE REMAIN ISOLATED? (Toronto)
is a powerful anaesthetic. First it dulls sensibilities
then the brain. Even from the distance and "comfort"
of North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand,
many Somalis easily feel these effects.