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WFP Provides Over $1.2mil to Ministry of Agriculture of Ethiopia ! Addis Ababa, The Daily Monitor ( 6th June 2003 ) The United Nations World Food Programme on Wednesday handed over non-food items worth over Birr 10

EC Condemns Violations of Ceasefire in Somalia ! Nairobi(Kenya), AllAfrica.com(IRIN) ( 6th June 2003 ) The EC delegation in Kenya has condemned violations of the cessation of hostilities agreement ....

Kenyan Student in weapons probe finally seized Nairobi(Kenya), By MUGO NJERU and PETER KAMAU of the Daily Nation ( 6th June 2003 ) Police have arrested Bernard Onyango, the Nairobi University student in whose room a cache of arms

Marxuum Salah Omar Heldid oo ku geeriyooday wadanka Yaman Sana (Yemen), Marxuum Salah waxuu ahaa odiyaashii u soo halgamay Gobanimadoonka wadanka Djibouti

Taariikh-nololeedkii Jeneral Aadan Gabiyow Nairobi(Kenya), Abdirisaaq Catoosh iyo Xassan Barise - BBCSomali.com ( 4th June 2003 ) Jeneral Adan Cabdilaahi Nuur ( Gabyow) waxa

SOMALIA: Families flee fighting in Middle Shabelle Raghe-Eile, IRINnews Africa, ( 4th June 2003 ) Hundreds of families are fleeing their homes in the Middle Shabelle Region, south-central Somalia,

Kenyan envoy sees new Somali govt by June 18 (MSNBC News) (NAIROBI, June 3 ) The veteran Kenyan negotiator, mediating Somalia's 14th bid to make peace in a decade

Local Samaritans try to heal war tragedy for Somali youth (By jsonline.com) (Milwaukee. - US) (June 03, 03) Abdi Salan was kicking a soccer ball around with a couple friends. They were playing on a lawn near

Dad qaxooti ah oo doonyo ku galey dalka Talyaaniga Rome, Adan Sabriye, bbc.com ( 3rd June 2003 ) Hawada oo ficaan iyo badda oo daggan ayaa waxaa ey sababayaan in doonyo badan oo sida dad ........

Fact-Finding Mission Ends Somalia Tour Nairobi(Kenya), AllAfrica.com(IRIN) ( 3rd June 2003 ) A fact-finding mission from the African Union (AU) and the regional Inter-Governmental Authority on

Dollar drops to lowest point in three years against shilling in a war-weary Somalia hoping for peace MOGADISHU, Somalia, Jun 02, 2003 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) George Bush may have talked up a strong dollar at Group of Eight summit in Evian, but the currency

SOMALIA: Over 20 killed in another ceasefire violation NAIROBI, 2 Jun 2003 (IRIN) - Over 20 people were killed in the course of an outbreak of heavy

US Brings Somalia-Like Chaos to Iraq (Arab News) BALTIMORE, 1 June 2003 — There are no police. Nobody makes anything. People grow no gardens.

Guddiga xaqiiqa raadiska ah oo Puntland booqdey Bosasso , Axmed Kismayo-BBC ( 1st May 2003 ) Wafdigii xaqiiqa-raadinta ee maalmahanba socodka ku marayay Soomaaliya ayaa Axaddii ka ambabaxay

Kharrazi confers with Somalian counterpart Tehran, By Banadir.com ( 1st June 2003 ) Somalian Foreign Minister Yusuf Hassan Ibrahim and his Iranian counterpart, Kamal Kharrazi, during

Ethiopia heading for tragedy, Geldof Adis Ababa, BBC News ( 1st June 2003 ) The food shortages in Ethiopia are worse than Bob Geldof expected, he has said at the end of his ..

Dowladda KMG-ka oo soo afjartey khilaafaadkii ka dhexjirey Mogadishu , Xasan Bariise (BBC) ( 31st May 2003 ) Waxaa maanta magaalada Muqdisho lagu qabtay xaflad ballaaran oo ay ka qeybgaleen inta badan xubnaha

Somalia prepares to choose a new president (Arab News) (Somalia, Politics, 5/31/2003 ) The Somali tribes are preparing to elect the leader for the United Somalia Republic party

Terrorism case ends in probation for Portland imam (May 30, 03) (The Oregonian) The federal prosecution of Sheik Mohamed Abdirahman Kariye, which began eight months ago with a high

Dagaallo ka dhacey Shabeelada Dhexe Mogadishu , Xasan Bariise (BBC) ( 30th May 2003 ) Waxa uu dagaal xooggan Khamiistii ka dhacay tuulada Raage Ceelle ee gobolka Shabeellaha Dhexe,

Another Somali peace conference to be held in Mogadishu in June: party MOGADISHU (AFP) May 29, 2003 - The United Somali Republic Party (USRP) declared on Thursday it will

Kenyan Teacher is charged with sheltering terrorist ! Mombasa, By TONY KAGO of the Daily Nation ( 30th May 2003 ) An Islamic teacher was yesterday charged with sheltering one of the men responsible for the terror

New hope for consensus in the Somali peace talks ! Nairobi(Kenya), By NATION Correspondent ( 30th May 2003 ) There is hope for a consensus on the controversial federal charter issue, Kenya's special envoy to

Some Somalis Try to Clear Country's Reputation as 'Terrorist Haven' Washington, DC - ( Pentagon ) Alex Belida ( 30th May 2003 ) Although Somalia is considered a lawless, "ungoverned" country, it may not be as hospitable an

US Makes No Promises To Kenya For More Money To Combat Terrorism ! Nairobi(Kenya), Alisha Ryu (VOA News ) ( 29th May 2003 ) A top Kenyan official, just back in Nairobi after talks with U-S officials in Washington, says he

CIA Categorizes Ethiopia As Illicit Drugs Transit Hub ! Addis Ababa, AllAfrica.com ( Addis Tribune ) ( 29th May 2003 ) The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) country fact book described Ethiopia as a "transit hub"

Islamic Conference ministers meet in Iran Tehran, By Banadir.com ( 29th May 2003 ) The 30th gathering of foreign ministers and representatives from Organization of Islamic Conference

One Hundred Thirty Three Would-Be Illegal Immigrants Detained in Puntland (Northern Somalia ) Bosasso , AllAfrica.com(IRIN) ( 29th May 2003 ) The authorities in the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland have detained a group of ....

Bush administration must prevent Iraq from turning into another Somalia Baltimore, By Richard O'Mara, the Baltimore Sun ( 29th May 2003 ) THERE ARE no police. Nobody makes anything. People grow no gardens. You can't telephone anywhere,

Somaliland: Shadows of the Past As Human Rights Deteriorate African Rights (London) African Rights' latest discussion paper sets out a range of concerns in the aftermath of the April 2

Presidential hopeful is confident in Somali peace plan Nairobi, May. 28 (CWNews.com) - Peace talks aimed at ending the lengthy civil warfare in Somalia

Minnesota Somali may be deported, court rules St. Paul. Kavita Kumar and Eric Black, Star Tribune ( 28th May 2003 ) The United States can deport Keyse Jama, a Somali refugee who settled in Minnesota, even though

Rageh to riches ! London The Gurdian ( 28th May 2003 ) He was dubbed the scud stud and mobbed by pensioners in Wantage. The BBC's Rageh Omaar found

SOMALIA: World Bank resumes operations Nairobi(Kenya), IRIN ( 28th May 2003 ) The World Bank has resumed operations in Somalia for the first time since suspending its activities

President Kibaki Spells Out Foreign Policy NAIROBI,KENYA The East African Standard ( 28th May 2003 ) President Mwai Kibaki said yesterday that Kenya would continue with her open foreign policy and

Opposition Party Rejects Kahin As Somaliland President Hargeisa, AllAfrica.com(IRIN) ( 27th May 2003 ) The main opposition party in the self-declared republic of Somaliland says it does not recognise

THE FOREIGN MINISTER OF THE TNG OF SOMALIA ARRIVES IN TEHRAN Tehran, By Banadir.com ( 27th May 2003 ) The Minister of Foregn Affairs of the Transitional National Government (TNG) of Somalia Yusuf .....

SOMALIA: Business community to support all-inclusive government Nairobi(Kenya), IRIN ( 27th May 2003 ) Members of the Somali business community have said they will support an "all-inclusive" outcome of

Kenyan Troops Deployed to Curb Terror JEDDAH, 26 May 2003 — Kenya’s National Security Minister Chris Murungaru has disclosed that two

More than 50,000 Somali refugees in Yemen (25 May 2003) SANA’A - The UNHCR and National Committee for Refugee Affairs recently released the results of the

Ex-Cecafa Chief Now Eyes Somalia Presidency The East African Standard (Nairobi) After serving African football for over 25 years, Farah Addo last week handed over the reigns of

Al-Haramain’s Closure to Hit Thousands in Somalia JEDDAH, 24 May 2003 Somali Consul General Muhammad Elmi Omer on Thursday expressed concern over the closure of the Riyad

SOMALIA: Satellite radio officially launched Mogadishu , IRIN ( 23rd May 2003 ) The Mogadishu-based Somali Television Network (STN) radio and television broadcasting station has

SOMALIA: Fact-finding mission arrives in Mogadishu Mogadishu , IRIN ( 23rd May 2003 ) A fact-finding mission from the African Union and the regional Inter-Governmental Authority on....

Somalia gets stamp of approval Mombasa - News24.com ( 13th June 2003 ) The inhabitants of Somalia will once again be able to correspond by mail with the rest of the world
TALKING POINT : THE SOMALIA/IRAQ COMPARISON (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (April 18 , 03) It has been one depressing month, has it not? The war in Iraq, the deadly disease SARS outbreak, the unusual freezing April weather here in North America and on top of it all the lack of progress at the Nairobi Talks.

U.S. deports Somali judge accused of human rights abuses San Diego - CNN.com(Reuters) ( 13th July 2003 ) A U.S. immigration judge in San Diego ordered the deportation of a former Somali military judge ..

Dowlad Soomaali ma dhalanaysaa 18-ka June? Nairobi(Kenya), Mohamed Addow-bbc,Nairobi ( 12th June 2003 ) Gudoomiyaha shirka Soomaalida uga socda wadanka Kenya Mr Bethwel Kiplagat ayaa dhowaan sheegay in

Young Somali seeks peace, knowledge (June 12, 03) (spokesman-recorder.com) Despite lacking previous education as well as cultural and language difficulties, many East African

Renewed Fighting in Mogadishu, At Least Seven Killed Mogadishu - IRIN ( 12th June 2003 ) Fighting broke out again on Tuesday in the Medina district of Mogadishu, according to local sources

Somali faction leaders jet in for peace talks Nairobi(Kenya), By Kemei Kimeli - KBC Online ( 12th June 2003 ) Somali factional leaders on Tuesday evening streamed into the country to participate in the final

MADAX SOO BOOQATAY RUGTA CAAFIMAADKA TAKHASUSIGA AH EE CARAFAAT ! Mogadishu - By Banadir.com ( 12th June 2003 ) Ergayga gaarka ee Qaramada Midoobay u xilsaartay inuu isku-dubarido,xiriiriyana hawlaha samafalka

ERITREA: Food situation critical, support needed, UN officials warn Asmara, Eritrea - IRIN ( 11th June 2003 ) Despite an improved response from donors in recent weeks, the food situation in Eritrea remains...

African Leaders Must Change Their Attitude Jeddah, Salad F. Duhul, Special to Arab News ( 11th June 2003 ) The finance ministers from 53 African countries met in the Ethiopian capital last week for the 38th

SOMALIA: Opposition accepts election result Hargeisa, IRIN ( 11th June 2003 ) The main opposition party in the self-declared republic of Somaliland, northwestern Somalia, says...

Saido Abdi Ahmed : Detroit Student of the Week Hamtramck, Detroit By Valerie D. Lockhart / Special to The Detroit News ( 11th June 2003 ) Saido is the daughter of Fadumo Yusuf Abdi of Hamtramck. Her father, Abdi Ahmed, is deceased.

Stabbed 14 times over a haircut Heidelberg, By Wayne Howell of news.com.au ( 11th June 2003 ) IT was the hairdo that almost cost a hairdresser her life. Heidelberg hairdresser Luul Jimale ....

U.S. on Terror Watch Near Horn of Africa MANAMA, Bahrain yahoo News ( 10th June 2003 ) The U.S. Navy (news - web sites) said Tuesday that it will increase its presence around the Horn of

UN Agency Launches Emergency Campaign to Help Drought-Hit Farmers New York, (FAO) ( 10th June 2003 ) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an emergency campaign to ..

Ras Al Khaimah Ruler receives Ambassador of Somalia (Corr. Repeated.) Ras Al Khaimah,UAE By Banadir.com ( 10th June 2003 ) His Highness Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah

Somalia: National armed force regrouping ahead of disarmament operations Mogadishu , hoovnews ( 10th June 2003 ) Former members of the Somali National Armed forces have been reorganizing and re-mobilizing .....

Women Activists Call for Peace (Magadishu) (IRIN) June 10, 2003 Sixty women peace activists in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, have appealed for the restoration of

Somali Bantus hope relocation in U.S. will bring happiness CHICAGO - (KRT) Among the 12 million refugees worldwide, the Bantus are among the most desperate because of their

Mauritania Regaining Control of Capital NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania By SHEIKH BEKAYE, Associated Press Writer ( 9th June 2003 ) Government forces appeared to regain control of the capital of this Arab-led West African country..

Ras Al Khaimah Ruler meets Somali envoy ! Ras Al Khaimah,UAE By Banadir.com ( 9th June 2003 ) Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah H.H. Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, met ...

Somaliland: Shadows of the Past As Human Rights Deteriorate African Rights (London) African Rights' latest discussion paper sets out a range of concerns in the aftermath of the April 2

Presidential hopeful is confident in Somali peace plan Nairobi, May. 28 (CWNews.com) - Peace talks aimed at ending the lengthy civil warfare in Somalia

Minnesota Somali may be deported, court rules St. Paul. Kavita Kumar and Eric Black, Star Tribune ( 28th May 2003 ) The United States can deport Keyse Jama, a Somali refugee who settled in Minnesota, even though

Rageh to riches ! London The Gurdian ( 28th May 2003 ) He was dubbed the scud stud and mobbed by pensioners in Wantage. The BBC's Rageh Omaar found

SOMALIA: World Bank resumes operations Nairobi(Kenya), IRIN ( 28th May 2003 ) The World Bank has resumed operations in Somalia for the first time since suspending its activities

President Kibaki Spells Out Foreign Policy NAIROBI,KENYA The East African Standard ( 28th May 2003 ) President Mwai Kibaki said yesterday that Kenya would continue with her open foreign policy and

Opposition Party Rejects Kahin As Somaliland President Hargeisa, AllAfrica.com(IRIN) ( 27th May 2003 ) The main opposition party in the self-declared republic of Somaliland says it does not recognise

THE FOREIGN MINISTER OF THE TNG OF SOMALIA ARRIVES IN TEHRAN Tehran, By Banadir.com ( 27th May 2003 ) The Minister of Foregn Affairs of the Transitional National Government (TNG) of Somalia Yusuf .....

SOMALIA: Business community to support all-inclusive government Nairobi(Kenya), IRIN ( 27th May 2003 ) Members of the Somali business community have said they will support an "all-inclusive" outcome of

Kenyan Troops Deployed to Curb Terror JEDDAH, 26 May 2003 — Kenya’s National Security Minister Chris Murungaru has disclosed that two

More than 50,000 Somali refugees in Yemen (25 May 2003) SANA’A - The UNHCR and National Committee for Refugee Affairs recently released the results of the

Ex-Cecafa Chief Now Eyes Somalia Presidency The East African Standard (Nairobi) After serving African football for over 25 years, Farah Addo last week handed over the reigns of

Al-Haramain’s Closure to Hit Thousands in Somalia JEDDAH, 24 May 2003 Somali Consul General Muhammad Elmi Omer on Thursday expressed concern over the closure of the Riyad

SOMALIA: Satellite radio officially launched Mogadishu , IRIN ( 23rd May 2003 ) The Mogadishu-based Somali Television Network (STN) radio and television broadcasting station has

SOMALIA: Fact-finding mission arrives in Mogadishu Mogadishu , IRIN ( 23rd May 2003 ) A fact-finding mission from the African Union and the regional Inter-Governmental Authority on....

TALKING POINT : LIFE IN THE DIASPORA (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (May 24, 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 are

BIYO LA'AAN BA'AN OO KA JIRTA HARGEISA ! Hargeisa, Axmed Saciid (bbc) ( 22nd May 2003 ) Biyo yaraan xoog leh ayaa ka taagneyd dhawrkii maalmood ee u danbeeyeyba magaalada Hargeysa .

US Donates Airport Security Equipment to Kenya ! Nairobi(Kenya), SABC ( 22nd May 2003 ) The United States has donated airport security equipment to Kenya, in a bid to increase security at

Devil in the detail of asylum figures London, By Dominic Casciani, BBC News Online community affairs reporter ( 22nd May 2003 ) The government is undoubtedly delighted with the latest figures for asylum applications. But while

Somali Medical workers strike in Mogadishu NAIROBI, 22 May 2003 (IRIN) Hundreds of Somali medical workers in the capital Mogadishu held a one-day work stoppage on Wednesda

Peace strike closes Somali capital (BBC, Mogadishu ) Civil society activists in Somalia have gone on strike to push for an end to the 12-year civil war.

Troops moved to Somali border Nairobi(Kenya), By MURIITHI MURIUKI OF THE DAILY NATION ( 21st May 2003 ) Two Kenya Army battalions are stationed on the Kenya-Somali border in a fresh attempt to counter

Accused was not 'normal man', psychiatrist says Kildare online.ie ( 21st May 2003 ) A refugee father accused of the murder of his 20-month-old son was suffering from an abnormality

Daadad khatar ku haya Koofurta Soomaaliya Mogadishu , BBC News ( 21st May 2003 ) Hay'ada Cunnada Adduunka ee FAO iyo Ururka Midowga Yurub warbixin ay soo saareen bishan May ayaa

SOMALIA: Floods endangering food security ! NAIROBI,KENYA IRIN ( 20th May 2003) Flooding in the Juba and Shabelle river basins of southern Somalia are endangering the food .....

RASAAS XALAY LA ISKU DHAAFSADAY HARGEISA Hargeisa, Axmed Saciid (bbc) ( 20th May 2003) Wasiirka arrimaha gudaha ee Jamhuuriyda la magac baxdey Somaliland, Ismaaciil Aden Cusmaan ayaa ....

Persecuted Bantus begin new life (BBC on may 20, 2003) The first group of Somali Bantus are set to leave for the United States after years in refugee camps

More than 70 Somali Bantus depart for new life in United States NAIROBI, Kenya, May 20 — The first of more than 12,000 Somali Bantus awaiting resettlement set out

War on terror hits Somali orphans (BBC on 20 of May, 02) Thousands of Somali orphans cared for by a Saudi aid agency could have their lives affected by the

ICRC Assists Flood Victims in Somali Region The Daily Monitor (Addis Ababa) The International Committee of the Red Cross has started an urgent relief operation to assist the

Small shoulders: 9-year-old Somali refugee carries a load of adult responsibilities (19 May, 03) KANSAS CITY, Mo. - (KRT) Walking between the desks, the teacher at Della Lamb Elementary Charter School snaps his fingers.

Vessel reportedly seized in Somalia set to dock (Mombasa) (EAS) FV Beira 9 , a fishing vessel that had reportedly been hijacked in Somali waters, is expected to doc

THANKS FROM YOUR WEBMASTER May 19, 03 (banadir.com) Speaking of Mr. Afrah’s Talking Points and commentaries, I received hundreds of very supportive

UK flights ban was extreme, says Kenyan Foreign Affairs minister Nairobi(Kenya), By 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 Adis Ababa, By 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

Al-Qaeda fugitive sighted in Somalia Nairobi(Kenya), The Straits Times ( 18th May 2003 ) NAIROBI - Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, the fugitive whose sightings have prompted security scares

WARBIXIN: BOOQASHADA DAAHIR DAYAX KU TAGAY SUUDAAN ! Khartoum, By Banadir.com (18th May 2003 ) Isagoo ka jawaabayo martiqaad rasmi ah oo uu u fidiyay Wasiirka Arrimaha Gudaha Suudaan Lt.Gen./Eng.

Puntland oo heshiis rasmi ah la kala saxiixdey Bosasso , Axmed Kismayo-BBC ( 17th May 2003 ) Xaflad lagu soo gabagabaynayo wadahadalkii nabadeed ee waayadan ka socday magaalada Bosaso una

Police hunt for Africa's most wanted Nairobi, By Daniel McGrory and Jonathan Clayton ( 17th May 2003 ) AFRICA'S most wanted terrorist was being hunted yesterday among hundreds of British holiday-makers

UN Appeals for Funds to Fight Polio in Somalia, Sudan Nairobi(Kenya), Tehrantimes.com ( 17th May 2003 ) Two UN agencies appealed for 275 million dollars to wind up vaccinations against polio in Somalia

YUSUF DHEEG:KHILAAF AYAA WELI U DHEXEEYA MADAXDA TNG ! Nairobi(Kenya), By Banadir.com ( 17th May 2003 ) Iyadoo uu iminka galayo shirka nabadeynta Soomaalida marxaladii ugu danbeysay, taas oo ah sidii ..

90 QOF OO KU DHINTAY BADDA YEMAN ! Cadan,Yaman By Banadir.com ( 17th May 2003 ) Warar lagu kalsoon yahay oo shalay naga soo gaaray magaalada Cadan ee dalka Yaman ayaa xaqiijiyay..

EC Allocates $1.73m for Somalia Project (ArabNews) JEDDAH, 16 May 2003 — The European Commission has allocated $1.73 million to finance a major project

Britain, U.S. warn of terrorist attack in Kenya NAIROBI, Kenya Andrew England of the Associated Press ( 16th May 2003 ) Britain on Thursday warned against non-essential travel to Kenya and suspended its flights to and

Somali Bantu Refugees Study American Life Nairobi, MATTHEW ROSENBERG of the Associated Press ( 16th May 2003 ) Ali Abdi Omar had a question: at the airport, would he have to go through the same X-ray machine as

Kenyan anger at 'panic measure' Nairobi, BBC News ( 16th May 2003 ) There is shock in Kenya at the decision by the UK Government to ban British commercial flights to

Peace Talks Enter Critical Stage Nairobi, AllAfrica.com(IRIN) ( 15th May 2003 ) The Somali peace talks, currently under way in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, have entered their ...

Wabiga Shabeelle oo Gobolka Hiraan ku fatahmey Mogadishu , Xasan Bariise (BBC) ( 15th May 2003 ) Iyadoo ay halkii ka sii socoto fatahaaddi webiga Jubba ee gobolka Jubbada Dhexe ayaa waxaa haddana

Kenya Says Al Qaeda Suspect Sighted in Mogadishu NAIROBI (Reuters) - One of the FBI (news - web sites)'s most wanted al Qaeda suspects has been sight

Somali Refugees to be resettled to the US (SABC) (May 14, 2003, 13:00) The resettlement of more than 12 000 Somali Bantu refugees from Kenya to the USA has started.

Somali factional leaders agree UN's overseeing during transitional period (May 15, 03) (ShaigaiDaily) Factional leaders attending the ongoing Somali National Reconciliation Conference have agreed to

UN appeals for anti-polio funds in Sudan, Somalia NAIROBI, May 13, 2003 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the

Wafdi ka socoda Qaramada Midowbey oo Muqdisho tagey Mogadishu , Xasan Bariise (BBC) ( 13th May 2003 ) Waxaa maanta magaalada Muqdisho soo gaaray wafdi ballaaran oo ka socda qeybo kala duwan oo Qaramada

KENYA-SOMALIA: Somali refugees return home NAIROBI, IRIN ( 13th May 2003 ) The first batch of 2,880 Somali refugees who have been accommodated at Dadaab and Kakuma camps in

A Source of Eternal Inspiration and Guidance Jeddah, By Khaled Al-Maeena of Arab News ( 13th May 2003 ) The Prophet of Islam and the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) was born on Rabiul Awwal 12.....

SOMALIA: Consensus emerging on federal charter, says talks mediator Nairobi, IRIN ( 13th May 2003 ) The Kenyan mediator to the Somali peace talks says a consensus is emerging on the controversial

Breakthrough as leaders at Somali talks unite (EAS)(May 12,03) (Nairobi) Factional leaders at the Somali Peace talks in Nairobi have agreed to a proposal for a United Nation

Creditor shuts Somali parliament (BBC)(May 12,03) (Mogadishu) Somalia's parliament has been forced to shut temporarily because it has failed to pay its rent.

SOMALIA: Puntland lifts broadcasting ban Bosasso, IRIN { 12th May 2003 ) The authorities in the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland have restored the broadcasting

New Somali influx possible (PIONEER PRESS) (MINNESOTA) (May 11,03) Everyday things, easily overlooked — unless you're a member of the Somali Bantu, an ethnic minority

Court declares winner of Somaliland election HARGEISA, Somalia, May 11 (Reuters) ( 19 - 10 - 02) Somaliland's constitutional court on Sunday declared Dahir Rayale Kahin president of the breakway

COMMENTARY: THE GREAT ENEMIES OF TRUTH (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (May 10, 03) By nature I don’t seriously take bashings from a small number of readers, because it comes with the

East Africa floods 'may worsen' Bu"ale, BBC News ( 9th March 2003 ) Floods are wreaking havoc in large areas of eastern Africa, ending a harsh drought..........

SOMALIA: Second phase of peace talks to conclude next week Nairobi, IRIN ( 9th May 2003 ) The organisers of Somali peace talks in Kenya say a plenary session will start next week to .....

Huseen Aideed Announces Run for Somalia Presidency (Nairobi) (VOA) (May 08, 03) Somali warlord Huseen Aideed Tuesday declared his intention to run for the presidency of his war-tor

Plea for a united Somali (Nairobi) (EAS) (May 08, 03) A Presidential candidate for the Somali elections has recommended the establishment of a Government

Somalia peace campaign begins MERCA, Somalia (AP) - A campaign to promote peace in Somalia began Tuesday with a day of rallies and

170 fake Somali talks delegates thrown out (Nariobi)(Daily Nation on May 07, 03) More than 170 delegates have been expelled from the ongoing Somali peace talks for allegedly using

Somali group offers peace proposal Nairobi, May. 07 (CWNews.com) - Prospects for peace in Somalia improved this week, as one of the

Horn of Africa now a key target for US ‘war on terror’ (May 06, 03) (The Daily Star ) BEIRUT: Not too long ago a man named Issa al-Hayatt carrying a South African passport was lying in

UN Agency Begins Airlifting Aid to Flooded Refugee Camp United Nations (New York) The United Nations refugee agency today began airlifting emergency supplies to thousands of stranded

Rains leave thousands of Somali refugees homeless NAIROBI, 5 May 2003 (IRIN) Thousands of Somali refugees at Dadaab in northeastern Kenya have been left homeless after heavy

Somali refugees to settle in Columbia (Herald Tribune) (Sunday, May 4) The first wave of Somali Bantu likely will arrive sometime this summer, said the Rev. Richard Robins

24 crew members of Korean vessel taken hostage in Somalia Mombasa (Kenya), May 04: Somali warlords are holding hostage 24 crew members of a Korean-registered

Floods hit southern Somalia due to heavy rains MOGADISHU, ( Xinhua via COMTEX) ( 3rd May 2003 ) Serious floods are now hitting southern Somalia as a result of the heavy rains which are being ...

Deputy Central Command chief says terror hunt in Horn of Africa paying off WASHINGTON DC, By Robert Burns, Associated Press- ( 3rd May 2003 ) The U.S.-led hunt for al-Qaida terrorists seeking haven in and around the Horn of Africa has .....

Annan appoints four experts to investigate violations of Somali arms ban (UN News Center) (3 May , 03) United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appointed a four-person expert panel to investigate

TALKING POINT : HOW LONG WOULD WE REMAIN ISOLATED? (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (May 02 , 03)
Fear 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.

UN Urges Protection for Civilians in Somalia Jeddah, Salad F. Duhul, Special to Arab News ( 2nd May 2003 ) The United Nations has urged Somali faction leaders to ensure that civilians are not displaced.....

Warlords delay Somalia’s long search for peace Nairobi(Kenya), By Jonathan Clayton of Times Online ( 2nd May 2003 ) Our correspondent says 12 years of anarchy may end, if the right deals can be struck. AS SOMALIA’S

 
TALKING POINT : THE SOMALIA/IRAQ COMPARISON (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (April 18 , 03) It has been one depressing month, has it not? The war in Iraq, the deadly disease SARS outbreak, the unusual freezing April weather here in North America and on top of it all the lack of progress at the Nairobi Talks.


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