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Rain failures threaten Horn NAIROBI, Kenya March 31(BBC) -A widespread famine is affecting more than 12 million people across the Horn of Africa .....

WFP Warns Of Looming Famine In Somalia NAIROBI, Kenya March 31(PANA) - The World Food Programme warned Friday that a major famine disaster was in the offing in some parts of Somalia if the anticipated rainy season fails. .....

Horn famine relief effort MOGADISHU (March 31) BBC - The UN is sending an envoy to the Horn of Africa to plan relief aid to avert looming famine on a scale similar to that of the mid .....

U.N. Plane Under Attack in South Somalia MOGADISHU (March 31) XINHUA - Three United Nations officials have escaped death after Somali gunmen in the southern port town of Kismaio fired upon an airplane that they were on board Thursday .....

12 million people face possible famine in Horn of Africa, UN warns NAIROBI, Kenya, March 31 (UN Department of Public Information (DPI)) -- Over 12 million people may require emergency food assistance due to drought in the Greater Horn of Africa, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today .....

United Nations Halts Operations in Somalia after Aircraft Is Shot NAIROBI, Kenya, March 30 (AP) -- The United Nations halted all operations in Somalia on Thursday after gunmen shot at one of its aircraft .....

UN: Watch Horn of Africa Drought UNITED NATIONS March 30 (AP) -- The United Nations warned Thursday that Ethiopia and its Horn of Africa neighbors may face drought and famine equivalent to the crisis in the mid-1980s, during which nearly 1 million people died of starvation .....

Opposition leader welcomed back to Djibouti Nairobi , March 29 (BBC) - The Djibouti rebel leader, Ahmed Dini, has returned home after nine years of exile, following the signing of a peace accord with the government last month .....

Somali warlord released in Kenya Nairobi , March 29 (BBC) - The authorities in northeastern Kenya have briefly detained the Somali warlord, General Billie Rafleh Guled . .....

Somali warlord under arrest in Kenya Nairobi, March 29 (BBC) -The authorities in northeastern Kenya are reported to have detained the Somali warlord, General Billie Rafleh Guled . .....

IGAD ministers approve Somalia peace plan in Djibouti DJIBOUTI, March 29 (AFP) - Ministers from countries belonging to the east African Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have approved Djibouti's peace plan for Somalia . .....

Droughts Send Thousands of Somalis out for Living MOGADISHU (March 28) XINHUA - Thousands of families in Somalia's border regions with Ethiopia are leaving their native villages to the main towns in search of food and water after the continuous droughts have . .....

Mogadishu: Law but not much order MogadishuI, March 28 (BBC) -Since the collapse of the state of Somalia in 1991, the country has faced one crisis after another . .....

Djibouti president woos ordinary Somalis DJIBOUTI, March 28 (BBC) - President Guelleh of Djibouti has been explaining his Somali peace plan to ordinary Somalis in a question-and-answer session broadcast on the BBC World Service. . .....

IGAD ministers discuss Somalia peace plan in Djibouti DJIBOUTI, March 28 (AFP) - Ministers from countries belonging to the east African Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) are to meet Monday in Djibouti to discuss the latest peace plan for Somalia. . .....

Fighting Escalates in Somalia as Peace Talks Deadlocked Mogadishu (March 25) XINHUA - Fightings between Somali clans of the Biyo-Mal and Tunnih clans in the Lower Shabelleh region is escalating after peace tentative by other clans in the region has deadlocked . .....

Support wanes further for Djibouti's plan for peace in SomaliaNAIROBI, March 24 (AFP) - President Ismael Omar Guelleh of Djibouti on Friday received another blow to his ambition to restore peace to Somalia when two important groups added their voice to a growing body of naysayers. .....

One killed in Somali Puntland clashes NAIROBI, 24 March (BBC) - There've been clashes in the north-eastern Somali area of Puntland between militiamen loyal to the regional leader there and a crowd of demonstratorss .....

Interview with DAVID STEPHEN, Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Somalia NAIROBI, 24 March (IRIN) - On Tuesday, a diverse group of Somalis kicked off a five-day meeting at the Sheraton hotel in Djibouti’s capital to talk about the upcoming Somali National Peace Conference. They are exploring ideas, issues .....

Somali region withdraws from Djibouti talks MOGADISHU, March 23 (BBC) -An important region in Somalia has said it no longer supports the Somali peace conference due to be held in Djibouti next month. .....

CAF's Farah Addo arrives to monitor elections Published Thrusday, March 23, 2000, in the Kenya Daily Nation - Confederation of African Football vice president Farah Addo arrived in Nairobi yesterday to, among other things, oversee Saturday's Kenya Football Federation elections .....

Somalia Revisited: Gadhafi's Plan for Partition ( Analysis of the Somali events as reported by Stratfor - March 22 ) The Libyan government is drafting plans that would put Somalia under the control of a two-headed government, controlled by a pair of the country's most important factions .....

Journalist Arrested In Mogadishu Paris, March 22 (Reporters Sans Frontieres (Washington) ) - At In a letter sent today to the chairman of the Hariryale Islamic court in Mogadishu, Shiekh Assan Aynte, Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) called for the release of .....

Seven killed in factional violence in south Somalia MOGADISHU, March 22 (AFP) - At least seven people were killed and 11 wounded in two separate incidents of violence in south Somalia's Lower Shabelle region in the past 24 hours, witnesses and faction officials .....

End In Sight For Somali Civil War? Burao City , March 22 (africanews) - The Somali Peace Rally (SPR) strongly supports the Djibouti peace initiatives, yet the SPR remains worried about the recent rejections of the peace plan by Somali warlords .....

Somali refugees in Yemen dream of return home MOGADISHU (March 22) AFP- Thousands of Somalis at a makeshift refugee camp in southern Yemen are united by a dream of escaping their squalor to return to a homeland at peace. .....

Djibouti Conference on Somali Peace Shadowed By Aidid's Refusal MOGADISHU (March 21) XINHUA - Somali faction leader Hussein Mohamed Aidid has refused to attend the Djibouti conference, and shadowed the peace efforts to look for a lasting solution to the ten-year civil war .....

Twenty killed in Somalia clashes MOGADISHU, March 21 (BBC) -Reports from Somalia say at least twenty people have been killed and ten others wounded in fighting between heavily-armed militia groups in an area more .....

All That Somaliland Wants Is What Djibouti Has Somaliland Forum March 21, 2000 -The Somaliland Forum, an organisation that unites Somaliland intellectuals in the Diaspora, opposes the latest "Somalia" peace initiative promoted by the Djibouti government .....

Somali faction leader rejects Djibouti peace initiative NAIROBI, March 20 (AFP) - One influential Somali faction leader rejected Monday a proposed reconciliation conference, saying a peace initiative led by Djibouti President Ismael Omar Guelleh was "unrealistic" .....

Somali faction says two airfields unsafe for relief flights MOGADISHU March 20 (AFP) - The leader of a Somali faction on Monday asked aid agencies operating in the Lower Shabelle region of southern Somalia to stop .....

Warring Somali groups in truce agreement MOGADISHU, March 20 (AFP) - Warring factions in the violence-hit central Somali town of Haradhere have agreed to a truce following clashes which claimed the lives of at least 12 people, a local elder told AFP .....

Scores Die Of Starvation In Northern Kenya NAIROBI, Kenya - March 20(PANA) - Scores of people have reportedly died of starvation in northern Kenya's Wajir district in the past four weeks, according to media reports Monday .....

Somali reunification talks postponedMOGADISHU, March 19 (BBC) - A meeting intended to mark a fresh approach to reunifying Somalia has been postponed until Tuesday .....

Libya warns leaders opposed to Djibouti plan MOGADISHU, March 17 (BBC) - Three Somali faction leaders, who visited Libya this week, were warned by Gadaffi that "our friendship will come to an end" .....

UN envoy dismisses reports of outside involvement in Somalia plan MOGADISHU, March 16 (BBC) - Meanwhile, the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's special representative to Somalia, David Stephen, recently said the Djibouti peace initiative was proceeding as planned. In an interview with the .....

Somalia absent as African nations unite against arms MOGADISHU, March 15 (BBC) - Ten countries from the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes region have signed an agreement aimed at stopping the proliferation of small arms in the region .....

SSC Supports Djibouti's Peace Plan Published Tuesday , March 15 ( Africa News Online) - Somali Support Committee resolutely supports the laudable initiative of H.E. President Ismail Omar Guelleh for facilitating the forthcoming Somali National .....

Twenty killed in factional fighting in south Somalia MOGADISHU, March 15 (AFP) - Twenty militiamen were killed and 28 wounded when rival groups clashed in Somalia's southern Burhakba district, a spokesman for one of the warring factions .....

Second TV Station Operational in Somali Capital MOGADISHU , March 14( XINHUA) - The second privately owned TV station came into the air on Monday night in the Somali capital of Mogadishu ......

Security Council Committee concerning Somalia appeals for assistance in enforcing arms embargo Published Tuesday, 14 March, 2000 (Press Release SC/6823 - 20000313 ), in UN Security Council - The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 751 (1992) concerning Somalia met on 8 March to exchange views on strengthening the effectiveness of the arms embargo against Somalia ......

8 Somalis killed as Rustlers attack on homes Published Tuesday, 14 March, 2000, in The Daily Nation - Ten people were killed at the weekend during a fight at a manyatta in Isiolo District between Somali and Boran tribesmen ......

Summary of the news as reported by the leading newspapers in Mogadishu MOGADISHU, (March 13) - The Djibouti government, to fulfill its pledge to the Somali reconciliation ......

USAID Using Somalia, Sudan Ports ADDIS ABABA March 13 , Ethiopia (AP) -- The U.S. aid agency may use ports in Sudan and Somalia, two countries with which the United States has strained or no diplomatic relations, to deliver emergency aid to Ethiopian drought victims ......

Ethiopian Oldest Vessel Sold To Yemeni Somali owner ADDIS ABABA (March 13) XINHUA - The Ethiopian Shipping Lines (ESL) has sold its oldest ocean-going vessel Meskerem for about 150,000 U.S. dollars, the Capital weekly reported ......

Somaliland Says No to Libyan Move on Somali Unity HARGEISA, Somalia, (March 12) Reuters - The leader of the self-declared Republic of Somaliland, Mohamed Ibrahim Egal, said on Sunday he had rejected a Libyan proposal that he should lead a new Somali government.. ......

OAU ministers approve Djibouti's peace plan for Somalia ADDIS ABABA, March 10 (AFP) - Ministers at an Organisation of African Unity (OAU) conference have unanimously approved Djibouti's peace plan for Somalia, Djiboutian Foreign Minister Ali Abdi Farah told AFP ......

Faction Leaders' Libya Tour Dims Djibouti Initiative for Somalia MOGADISHU (March 10) XINHUA - Major faction leaders in Somalia have gone to Libyan capital Tripoli, overshadowing the forthcoming Djibouti reconciliation meeting for the country which has had no central government since 1991 ......

Opposition to Somali peace plan mounts MOGADISHU, March 9 (BBC) - Three of Somalia's main political leaders have gone to Libya for talks ahead of a United Nations-backed conference on Somali reunification next month in Djibouti ......

Tanzania Intensifies Hunting Of Somali Bandits Dar Es Salaam, March 9, 2000 (TOMRIC Agency )- A team of the Field Force Unit (FFU) have been dispatched by air and road in Ngorongoro district in Arusha to hunt for several armed Somali bandits who on Saturday killed a pastor......

Kenyan Somalis Denied Right of Movement Within Their Homeland PRESS RELEASE KENYA SOMALI COMMUNITY OF CANADA Toronto, Canada March 8, 2000 - The Kenyan Somali Community of Canada strongly condemns the decision of the Kenyan Security forces and some Members of Parliament from North ......

Somali refugee community blamed arsonists Nairobi, March 7 - (UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)) - Kenyan police have determined that residents of the camp, housing 84,000 mainly Sudanese, Somali (about 20,000) and Ethiopian refugees, have set the fires, which have all occurred in Somali sections ......

U.S. pledges food aid for Horn of Africa WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) - The United States has pledged about 715,000 tons of food to help avert the famine which threatens six countries in the Horn of Africa later this year, U.S. officials said Tuesday. ......

Mogadishu Has 1st Somali-Speaking TV after 10 Years MOGADISHU (March 7) XINHUA - People in the Somali capital are now for the first time in 10 years enjoying programs from a new local and privately owned Technicolor television ......

Somali hospital reopens after security pledges by faction leaders MOGADISHU, March 6 (AFP) - An Austrian-funded hospital in Somalia's capital reopened Monday after a clan faction leader and Islamic court militias guaranteed its security, after an attack ....

Somali faction says 17 killed in renewed fighting MOGADISHU, March 6(Reuters) - The Digil Salvation Army (DSA), an armed Somali faction, said on Sunday its forces had killed 13 rival militiamen and had lost four of its own men in fighting this ....

SOMALIA: Puntland authorities ban political meetings BOSASO, Somalia, March 6 -- The Puntland regional government recently banned political meetings until June 2001, the region's local newspaper 'Kaaha Bari' said. In a circular dated 17 February ....

Heavy Fighting Reported in Somalia MOGADISHU, Somalia, March 6 (AP) -- Fighting between rival militias in a town south of Mogadishu left several people dead and others wounded, witnesses said over a high-frequency radio channel ....

Four killed in inter-clan fighting in Mogadishu MOGADISHU, March 3 (AFP) - At least four people were killed and 11 others wounded, including civilians, after gunmen exchanged heavy fire in south Mogadishu early on Friday, witnesses and medical sources ....

Italy Supports Djibouti Peace Plan for Somalia MOGADISHU (March 2) XINHUA - Italy supports the peace process initiated by Djibouti in Somalia, Italian Ambassador to Somalia, Francesco Sciortino, said in Mogadishu Thursday .....

A Somali Teen Honored in Greater Toronto TORONTO, Canada (March 2) , Puplished in The Toronto Star – Hassan Abukar and Kai James were babies taking their first steps when Canadian Olympic sprinter Harry Jerome died .....

WFP Emergency Report (Somalia) MOGADISHU, March 2 (IRIN) , WFP distributes 260 tons of food aid to over 200,000 people in Wajid district in late January; second convoy .....

A Somalian Woman Charged in Torture Revenge OSLO, Norway (March 1) , Puplished in The Associated Press – A Somalian woman is standing trial in Norway for allegedly scalding her ex-husband with boiling oil and water .....

Dump industrial waste in Puntland BOSASO (Mar. 1) - According to reports published in Sahan newspaper (Bosaso), Abdillahi Yussuf has made a secret deal with a British Company called Hart Group to dump industrial waste in Puntland as well as granted .....

 


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