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